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

Brandon Benvie brandon at brandonbenvie.com
Wed Dec 12 15:17:28 PST 2012


Yeah I was using it in the Mozilla terminology way, not referring to the
browser. =D


On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Brendan Eich <brendan at mozilla.org> wrote:

> 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?
>
> /be
>
>  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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