[whatwg] Device Element

Boris Zbarsky bzbarsky at MIT.EDU
Wed Dec 29 12:53:31 PST 2010

On 12/29/10 6:48 AM, Diego Perini 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 ?

And _this_ sort of thing is why Firefox and other browsers don't ever 
allow an http:// page to link to a file:// URL, read data from a file:// 
URL, or otherwise interact with a file:// URL.


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