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[whatwg] Javascript: URLs as element attributes

From: Darin Adler <darin@apple.com>
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 11:37:53 -0800
Message-ID: <3C218853-E45E-473C-8D3D-AC015DA79B53@apple.com>
In WebKit, we have treated the javascript URL scheme as a special case, with explicit code in the loader, and not handled by general purpose resource protocol machinery. Maciej Stachowiak suggested this approach, back in 2002, and one of the reasons he gave me at the time is that thought WebKit would be more likely to get the security policy right if code paths opted in to JavaScript execution rather than opting out of javascript URL scheme handling.

    -- Darin
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