[whatwg] Security risks of persistent background content (Re: Installed Apps)

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Wed Jul 29 15:05:45 PDT 2009

What happened to my idea for browsers to have a special window containing
tabs for "background apps", which save screen real estate by just showing an
icon and title (and a URL or domain?) and no actual tab content? You might
modify the UI so that quitting the normal browser leaves this window open,
possibly as a separate OS app. Seems to me that this would provide almost
exactly the desired functionality but without introducing new security
concerns and without requiring a trust decision.

"He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are
healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his
own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all." [Isaiah
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