[webkit-dev] Enhancements

Jeremy Orlow jorlow at chromium.org
Wed Nov 24 04:35:33 PST 2010

On Tue, Nov 23, 2010 at 10:51 PM, Jack Allegrezza <jackallegrezza at mac.com>wrote:

> Hello,
>        I am proposing that WebKit have an "Enhancements" ability - Here is
> what the reason is - with abilities of WebKit to draw and handle THML,SVG,
> Canvas and Video, along with access to resources via AJAX and WebSockets and
> al the speed improvements to javascript, we can now make full applications
> in the browser, The draw back is that in loading the page you also get the
> application. And the use of plugins is not a good option because it breaks
> thru the sandbox protection aspect of the browser. And the javascript is
> visible to anyone. So we seems to be in need of a way to provide safe
> executable programs to the browser. So either a way to make the javascript
> invisible (but users may get the source like open source if you wish).
> Or allowing the download and loading of object code that has has been
> linked with a lib that only allows access to the DOM javascript and the
> connection (ajax) and doe not require restarting the browser - also the code
> should be run in a safe protected area of the browser to check it to see if
> it attempts to reach ares not allowed. So it is like a plugin or javascript
> but with invisibility and still maintains the security of the browser. So if
> a developer was to make some special image processing unit and then apply
> that an image - they would be able to without giving it away.
> In any case it's a discussion about private secure safe program in the
> browser - and is the need real and can it be done

Please read http://webkit.org/contact.html  This is not the right place for
such discussions.

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