A DOM use case that can't be emulated with direct proxies

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Wed Dec 12 15:16:10 PST 2012

Brandon Benvie wrote:
> The ability to break invariants of the language either requires an 
> external object-capability provider to dole out permission to do this 
> (such as what is currently done with "chrome" code

Just to clarify for anyone following along (including me!), you must 
mean Firefox or another XUL app's UI "chrome" including privileged JS, 
which indeed is endowed with extra capabilities. Not Google Chrome -- right?


> being executed with access to privileged internals), or a mechanism in 
> the language to dole out special permissions that goes beyond "first 
> come, first serve".
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