Thursday May 25th, 2000
Patterned after the PHP filesystem functions, simple functions such as file read/write and directory create are supported. The code has not yet made it into the nightly build, but they expect it will get in soon.
How is this built into the security model?
The page linked to to stated;
"This interface allows even casual programmers full access to local file handling routines."
That little statement alone gave me the willies. Please tell me the by "local" they meant "machine from which the page originated" Or is this for use withing the Mozilla framework, and not at the page level?
I'm just thinking about all those nasty VBScript viruses (virii?) that I have, up until reading this post, smuggly dismissed as an IE only problem.