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.
#17 Still a few questions from me (suprise suprise)
Thursday May 25th, 2000 3:06 PM
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Second, I am aware that installing a skin will require a certain level of user intervention, I would be shocked to find out otherwise. (in fact, I argued pretty vehimently against NOT warning the user of UI changes)
My contention here, is whether this skin will further warn me that it is doing File I/O calls or not. The concept of a skin (at least to me) is mostly to make my browser look pretty (or at least different); that concept doesn't include the ability to create, modify & destroy files on my hard-drive after the initial install.
Yes, I understand that XUL, and XPConnect, allow for more than just skinnability, and I'm not contesting the fact that improved FIle I/O will even further extend the possibility of app creation through Mozilla. I just want to be told that its doing File I/O.
The assumtion that that just because the user installed a "skin", they should blindly allow it acces to there local system.