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

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 18:03:23 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78gKwyQ_-2OeHRhGmffOgYL9MyrJ-W+zYGNnMkjGPjUb3w@mail.gmail.com>
To: duanyao <duanyao@ustc.edu>
Cc: David Kendal <me@dpk.io>, "whatwg@whatwg.org" <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Domenic Denicola <d@domenic.me>
On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 5:53 PM, duanyao <duanyao@ustc.edu> wrote:
> When we want to write a web application portable across multiple server
> OSes, these issues could happen too.

Yes, but then you run into implementation bugs. Which are a very
different category from proprietary OS design decisions.

> I think "portable" is never absolute.

Sure, but at least that's the goal for those participating in the
non-proprietary web ecosystem.

> There are always incompatibilities
> between browsers, and even once standardized feature can be
> deprecated/removed in future, e.g. `window.showModalDialog()`,
> `<applet>` and `<keygen>`.

This happens rarely and when it happens it's a very considered
decision involving lots of people. It's usually related to complexity,
lack of use, and security.

Received on Monday, 17 April 2017 16:03:59 UTC

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