[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 14:05:59 PDT 2016


--- Comment #24 from Michael Catanzaro <mcatanzaro at igalia.com> ---
Sorry you got hit by this. I put out an warning on webkit-gtk list and GNOME distributor-list.

Do consider that WebKit is probably not a good dependency for a display manager; if you happen to have unlimited time and money, an automated test (e.g. using OpenQA) to make sure your distro boots to the login screen would be a good investment.

(Anyway, I wonder if the security semantics of localStorage with respect to local applications are properly understood. As far as I can tell, the same database under ~/.local/share/webkit/databases is shared by all applications. All installed applications are necessarily trusted, but this still seems non-ideal.)

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