[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 7412] Loading webpage spawns iTunes

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Thu Jul 6 14:38:52 PDT 2006


http://bugzilla.opendarwin.org/show_bug.cgi?id=7412





------- Comment #6 from opendarwin.org at bdash.net.nz  2006-07-06 14:38 PDT -------
There isn't really a lot of opportunity for security problems as
LaunchServices, the system component that determines which application handles
a given URL, will not allow a program to be run without human intervention
unless that application has been run before.  At the most this bug is an
annoyance, and I agree that it can be rather annoying at times.

As for my comment about the iTMS link maker -- it is unlikely that Apple will
intentionally change their browser in such a way as to break the behaviour of
another Apple product.  As you note, it is somewhat different in that it *is*
triggered by clicking a link, but the actual loading of the itms:// URL happens
on load of a normal HTML page, and is thus no different from the reduction that
I provided.


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