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Re: [whatwg] Drag-and-drop folders/files support with directory structure using DirectoryEntry

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:35:17 +0200
To: whatwg@whatwg.org, "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>
Message-ID: <op.wkl7c3tzidj3kv@device-23f190>
On Thu, 13 Sep 2012 23:58:42 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

> However, both exposing the hiearchy and flattening it have all kinds of
> risks. It's possible for the user to accidentally expose his entire
> computer's hard drive without realising it. On some systems (including at
> least modern Mac OS and Linux OSes, not sure about Windows), it's  
> possible
> to have hard-link loops. On some systems, it's possible to drag special
> directories like "..", and it's not clear what that would mean. When the
> user drags files from multiple parts of the file system (e.g. from a
> Windows virtual folder), it's not clear what parts of the path we should
> expose -- even exposing just the common parts can expose sensitive
> information like the profile path if one file is in the user's profile  
> and
> another is not.

For the record, these are blocking concerns for Opera.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Friday, 14 September 2012 07:36:30 UTC

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