[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 156651] [GTK] Expose AllowUniversalAccessFromFileURLs preference now that calling localStorage.getItem() results in SecurityError: DOM Exception 18

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Sun Apr 17 12:04:11 PDT 2016


--- Comment #23 from Dustin Falgout <dustin at falgout.us> ---
(In reply to comment #22)
> Comment on attachment 276594 [details]
> Patch
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> https://bugs.webkit.org/attachment.cgi?id=276594&action=review
> > Source/WebKit2/ChangeLog:8
> > +        breaking change as many applications that serve files locally rely on having access to local storage. The point  
> Out of curiosity, did this break some free software application? Are you
> aware of any applications typically included in Linux distributions that
> would be affected by this? We might need to make an announcement regarding
> this....

I maintain lightdm-webkit2-greeter. We use it as the default greeter for Antergos. This issue broke the greeter for everyone because it never occurred to me that it was in the realm of possibility for local storage to be unavailable. Definitely a lesson learned. I've already implemented some changes to prevent failures like this one from breaking the login screen in the future. Back to your question, (sorry), I don't know of any other affected applications off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are some.

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