[webkit-dev] On adding 'console.memory' API (and about the whole 'console' object.)

David Hyatt hyatt at apple.com
Fri Jun 4 12:06:37 PDT 2010

I'm fairly certain I could construct an attack on :visited history privacy using this object.


On Jun 4, 2010, at 2:02 PM, Ojan Vafai wrote:

> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 11:27 AM, Sam Weinig <sam.weinig at gmail.com> wrote:
> After talking it over with some folks here at Apple, I want to formally object to adding the Console.memory extension to the Console object and I think we should remove support for Console.profiles as soon as we can.  They both provide information to users that are not generally useful (beyond the "continuous integration/buildbot" use-case which I think is of limited utility) and therefore should not be exposed to the web.
> Why is the continuous integration/buildbot use-case of limited utility? Or are you saying that Console.memory doesn't really support that use-case well? I think we want to make it as easy as possible for complex apps (e.g. email apps, mapping apps, etc.) to care about and monitor memory use. 
> While I'm not convinced by the utility argument, I do buy the security argument. How would you feel about leaving the code in, but disabling it by default? Then it could be enabled by command-line or via a preference.
> That said, I'm OK with rolling back for now given that the code was committed without this discussion actually coming to a conclusion.
> Ojan
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