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.
#15 Moz security
Thursday May 25th, 2000 2:48 PM
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Mozilla does have a powerful new feature, XPConnect, which is not present in NS4.x. The file I/O package uses XPConnect. By default, scripts in web pages cannot access XPConnect. Only scripts living in the chrome directory on your local hard disk can access XPConnect. In other respects, I would presume the Mozilla security model is the same as, or very similar to, the NS4.x security model (same origin policy, codebase principal, signed scripts etc.)
Placing files in the chrome directory usually requires user intervention, such as clicking an Install button in a scary looking dialog. One would have to allow this because otherwise you would never be able to upgrade your browser, or install optional components.
Hope this clarifies things a bit!