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

Michael Kozakewich mkozakewich at icosidodecahedron.com
Wed Jul 29 16:42:53 PDT 2009

From: "Maciej Stachowiak" <mjs at apple.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 6:09 PM
> Given the risks I cited for the original form of the feature, I think  we 
> need to keep in mind that a lot of the security risks are subtle  and 
> insidious, and we need to be really cautious with any feature of  this 
> type.
> Regards,
> Maciej

The security issues is one reason the Chrome way of doing things appeals to 
me. It's just a regular tab, but it gives some superficial functionality 
(shortcut, slim window, separation from browser) to look and act like an 

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