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Re: Clipboard API: remove dangerous formats from mandatory data types

From: Hallvord Reiar Michaelsen Steen <hsteen@mozilla.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2015 11:22:30 +0200
Message-ID: <CAE3JC2zQFF8u7zjizwRPq48Q_fKKLJHP+11X52pW3DvqYbmcjg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ashley Gullen <ashley@scirra.com>
Cc: Daniel Cheng <dcheng@google.com>, WebApps WG <public-webapps@w3.org>, Paul Libbrecht <paul@hoplahup.net>, Olli Pettay <olli@pettay.fi>
On Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1:23 AM, Ashley Gullen <ashley@scirra.com> wrote:

> The browser could copy a terminal command to wipe the disk, and the user
> could run it. Or copy a URL to a web page that has a known security
> exploit, and then the user pastes it in to the address bar. Maybe we
> shouldn't allow copying anything at all?
>
> Actually I think this is just security by paranoia.
>

Developing web browsers and their specs means paranoia should be part of
your job description.
It is a concern and I'm not sure how to solve it.
-Hallvord
Received on Wednesday, 10 June 2015 09:22:59 UTC

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