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Re: [whatwg] Accessing local files with JavaScript portably and securely

From: Patrick Dark <whatwg.at.whatwg.org@patrick.dark.name>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2017 13:50:12 -0500
To: David Kendal <me@dpk.io>
Message-ID: <c216c29a-5fab-3888-fcd4-ca6a77f3720c@patrick.dark.name>
Cc: "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>
David Kendal 於 4/11/2017 11:46 AM 寫道:
> On 11 Apr 2017, at 17:01, Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me> wrote:
>> Bingo. This mailing list is for developing technology for the world
>> wide web, not for peoples' local computers.
> The World Wide Web includes peoples' own computers. file:// is a URI
> scheme for exactly that reason. Every browser since WorldWideWeb.app
> for the NeXT has supported it, and every browser will support it
> forever, I hope. (Until it gets the <ISINDEX> treatment, I suppose,
> since the current generation of web standards writers seem to regard
> the idea of platform stability with extreme contempt.)
> You cannot escape this simply by redefining what you consider 'the web'
> to be.
> (file:// is even 'world wide', to some extent. On computers with AFS
> installed, all URIs beginning with file:///afs/ will always resolve to
> the exact same files.)

The "world wide web" is the user-facing portion of the Internet. Files 
on a CD or USB drive are not part of that.
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