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

Aryeh Gregor Simetrical+w3c at gmail.com
Wed Jul 29 15:08:16 PDT 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 6:05 PM, Robert O'Callahan<robert at ocallahan.org> wrote:
> 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.

Hmm.  This does sound like a good solution.

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