[whatwg] Device Element

Seth Brown learc83 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 29 09:18:23 PST 2010

"unless you've changed security related settings." How is that any
different from the proposal?

Accessing the device tag should require user consent--the same as
changing "security related settings."

On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Jonas Sicking <jonas at sicking.cc> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 6:48 AM, Diego Perini <diego.perini at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hmmm...
>> I can currently read incoming RS232 and USB data in my OS X using
>> Firefox 3.6.13 and the "file:" protocol:
>>   file:///dev/tty.BT-GPS010B62-SerialPort
>> do I have an insecure system ? An insecure browser ?
> Can you do that from a webpage served from a http server? Can you do
> that from a HTML file saved to your desktop? Can you do that from a
> HTML file saved anywhere else on your filesystem?
> For firefox, the answer should be "no" in all three cases, unless
> you've changed security related settings. Thus the answer to your
> questions should be "no". Definitely file a bug on Firefox
> (bugzilla.mozilla.org) if that isn't the case.
> / Jonas

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