W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > whatwg@whatwg.org > January 2011

[whatwg] Device Element

From: Bjartur Thorlacius <svartman95@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 21:10:58 +0000
Message-ID: <AANLkTinVpNn+cdKiFocb8Fz3M8Uw0CDmKrShepoNntSW@mail.gmail.com>
On 1/9/11, Glenn Maynard <glenn at zewt.org> wrote:
> File access control is currently, very clearly and very deliberately,
> handled by the browser: web pages can only access files the user gives
> to the page by selecting them in form input boxes.  What you're
> actually saying is that this should be removed, web pages should be
> able to access any local file that the OS user account the script is
> running as has access to, and that users should control what files
> they want web pages to access by modifying the operating system's
> ACL's to grant and revoke access to web pages.
Precisely. Any hurdles I've foreseen with that method so far are OS' faults.
Received on Sunday, 9 January 2011 13:10:58 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:59:29 UTC