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[whatwg] Device Element

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 19:01:52 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTimUg5uYDEr=RGYJBPpN5Yd0UH8BE01gAbQw1ASg@mail.gmail.com>
On 1/9/11, Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 9, 2011 at 7:21 AM, Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> So, OS permissions are too complex, so you figure it's best to build
>> another permission system on top of the existing ones? Why?
>
> 1) OS permissions are not adequately standardized.  Every OS has its
> own permissions model.  This makes portability hard, and increases the
> risk of security bugs caused by the same policy being enforced
> differently by different OSes.
>
Applications need not be aware of the exact permission model used.
As you stated yourself, OS are implementing security models accounting
for untrusted apps. I find it unnecessary to duplicate the maintenance work.
Received on Sunday, 9 January 2011 11:01:52 UTC

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