[whatwg] Why won't you let us make our own HTML5 browsers?

Bronislav Klučka Bronislav.Klucka at bauglir.com
Tue Jan 31 19:19:24 PST 2012

On 1.2.2012 1:36, Ian Hickson wrote:
>> I am not interested in the argument that "It is just too dangerous".
>> Browsers already allow people to download executables with a couple
>> clicks, not to mention install privileged browser add-ons. Enough said.
> Well, in all fairness, browsers and operating systems are going out of
> their way to make this harder and harder. Some (e.g. iOS, ChromeOS) make
> it essentially impossible now, others (e.g. Android) require you to
> explicitly opt-in to an obscure developer mode feature before allowing it,
> others (e.g. MacOS, Windows) keep track of where files were obtained from
> and give dire warnings before running apps from the Web.
And you have apparently no idea how annoying this is, I cannot even 
imagine a car being built
with this constant paranoia in mind. It would take 3 hours to start an 
engine... Or maybe it would be impossible
all together... because, well, you might get killed in car... so no one 
will ever drive in a car anymore...
Let people have their own responsibility for what they do! This is like 
the lamest reasoning ever,
the approach of "we will protect you even against your will"... man this 
sounds like really scary politicians out there...
I understand the need for protecting users... fine by me, but by 
limiting developers?
The fact, that people are giving permission to operation they do not 
care to find information about to some program/site
they know nothing about... Well it's their choice...
Android? Fine for consumption devices (phone, tablet) but who would want 
that on desktop? On computer you want to work on.
And ChromeOS? I thing the commercial results of this products speak for 
themselves: do I need a terminal for my computer at home?
Maybe a choice (well at least theoretical, in reality I have no idea why 
would I do that)...
Am I a paranoid company administrator... maybe a choice... do I want a 
computer? Hell no! No ChomeOs, I want to use my computer.

Just a though :)


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