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RE: Access to localhost to be outlawed?

From: SULLIVAN, BRYAN L <bs3131@att.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:07:52 +0000
To: "'Anders Rundgren'" <anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com>, public-webapps <public-webapps@w3.org>
Message-ID: <59A39E87EA9F964A836299497B686C351F918B94@CAFRFD1MSGUSRIA.ITServices.sbc.com>
I agree. Using the browser to access local-exposed HTTP resources is an important way to bridge the native/mobile gap. User permission (pre-arranged, persistent, or session-based) can be explicitly required if needed, but blanket prohibition on intra-device communication via HTTP is too blunt-force a response to potential risks from malicious sites. Other efforts (e.g. content security policies) should also be limiting the prevalence of such attacks over time.


-----Original Message-----
From: Anders Rundgren [mailto:anders.rundgren.net@gmail.com] 
Sent: Monday, March 16, 2015 11:57 PM
To: public-webapps
Subject: Access to localhost to be outlawed?


Since popular services like DropBox and Spotify depend on this non-standardized
way of bypassing the browser, I think this strengthens my argument that we really
need a standard way to do this.

The time for that is now.


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