SWAT Redesign for Testing
Christopher R. Hertel
crh at ubiqx.mn.org
Tue Apr 19 17:47:41 GMT 2005
On Tue, Apr 19, 2005 at 12:18:05PM -0500, Deryck Hodge wrote:
> I realize, though, that sometimes people don't choose to enable
I just hate the popups. :)
I do see security as an issue, but then I'm still working at an
institution with tens of thousands of Internet-exposed workstations
running all sorts of browsers and operating systems, and my job brings me
in contact with the network security staff on a regular basis. I hear
In general, I see web scripting languages as a security, privacy, and
compatibility issue--it's remote code executing on your local machine and
it's a foreign entity making decisions and controlling (a portion of) your
desktop...but that's only part of my thinking. There are also the
accessibility concerns which, I believe, may be even more significant in
> sandbox and only make certain browser elements available to scripts via
The sandboxes have been cleaned up but, like anything else that faces the
Internet, there are possibilities for buffer overruns, etc.
> respect people's right to use a browser as they see fit. So I make sure
That last is the key. Thanks for that.
> user's right to use a browser as they see fit. I wouldn't use an
> the user would have no way to select the additional parameters. I do
> think that something along the lines of
> | Current view is <B>basic</B>. Switch to [Advanced]
> is acceptable, whether [Advanced] is a button or a link or whatever.
Works for me.
> SWAT having more advanced functionality. For example, the help menu is
> used to limited/different functionality.
ActiveX had never happened but, if they've got any valid place at all, it
would be for gussying up an otherwise working web page.
> At least, this is the logic I'm following, which seems reasonable to me.
I can cope. :)
I think it's a workable approach and acceptable compromise.
> | PS. Deryck: would you be willing to remove the target="opennew" tags
> | from the links on your Screenshot Tour page? Thanks...
> PSS. Sure. :-)
Thanks. I'm hoping, someday, that I'll figure out how to tell
Mozilla/Firefox that I don't want new windows unless I explicitly ask for
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