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Re: [clipboard] Semi-Trusted Events Alternative

From: Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:14:30 +0200
Cc: "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hsteen@mozilla.com>, Ben Peters <Ben.Peters@microsoft.com>, "James M. Greene" <james.m.greene@gmail.com>, Perry Smith <pedzsan@gmail.com>, "public-webapps@w3.org" <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-Id: <A36BC96E-E340-4E2C-8FE3-19F9ED396998@hoplahup.net>
To: Brian Matthews (brmatthe) <brmatthe@cisco.com>

On 16 sept. 2014, at 02:36, Brian Matthews (brmatthe) <brmatthe@cisco.com> wrote:
> And again what about the naïve user that doesn’t even know what an extension is or read
> somewhere that they’re “bad”, or will even understand what happened when
> their wife/husband/parent/child finds http://<insert unsavory domain of
> your choice> in their clipboard or browser history?


There's a zillion such pollution that can happen today.

- Popups are an example (if private browsing is not on): they pollute the history
- An easy example is the download (with content-disposition not being inline) of random files (e.g. executables, pictures, pdfs) when you navigate to a site. This happens at really poor sites in an unintentional way.

The poorness of the site is the users' experience.


This function can positively affect people that employ a website that is sane and offers the function of copying an element of the site (e.g. with a button in a rollover…). Using websites that are not sane can happen, but generally, one tends to go away from them! The whole web has grown this way.

paul
Received on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 06:15:01 UTC

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