paul at ellisfoundation.com
Thu Jul 22 16:17:34 PDT 2010
On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 2:48 PM, Mike Shaver <mike.shaver at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 5:32 PM, Luke Hutchison <luke.hutch at mit.edu>
> > On Thu, Jul 22, 2010 at 5:03 PM, Mike Shaver <mike.shaver at gmail.com>
> >> Would a UA that asked for the
> >> user's permission the first time a bookmarklet is used (like some
> >> prompt the first time a given helper app or URL scheme is used) be
> >> compliant?
> > You mean like Windows User Account Control? ;)
> No, I mean like the prompts for geolocation, popup windows, first-use
> helper applications, first-use URL protocols, and similar. But my
> question is more about what you propose to disallow, and why you
> choose "disable" as the requirement.
This seems to be the wrong venue for this discussion but it is worth noting
prompts "You are adding a favorite that might not be safe. Do you want to
continue?" So clearly they think there is some security risk there. It
doesn't impede a user from copying the link though and pasting it in the URL
smart change to make that disabled by default. There are already other
things I go into about:config for. :)
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