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.
#19 Let me clarify my position
Thursday May 25th, 2000 3:24 PM
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<<microsoft, or any other program vendor does not routinely do this for good reason;>>
Yaa, because they don't quite understand the paradime of deploying web-enabled applications.
I'm not saying that I want a pop-up EVERY TIME it does file I/O. I just want it to ask permissision at the begining of the session. I'd even be happy if it gave me a check box to "Never show this warning again"
The assumption that just because I installed it, I'm ok with everything it does is bunk.
Browsers shouldn't, by definition, be doing file I/O outside of cashing, and setting of preferences/cookies. Skins shouldn't even be doing that. They're eye-candy.
The fact that we potentially can turn Mozilla into a Wordprossesor if we want, shouldn't be at the expense of granting file I/O access to anyone that creates a skin.