Semantic of NPN_GetURL. Local files. History

Darin Fisher darin at
Fri Feb 24 20:30:12 PST 2012

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 5:55 AM, Mike Shaver <mike.shaver at> wrote:

> On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:35 PM, John Yani <vanuan at> wrote:
> > 1) browser has broader rights than a plugin; (npapi plugins run in a
> > sandboxed environment, which is not the case; at least it can't be for
> > Windows' filesystems)
> Some NPAPI plugins do run in sandboxes without filesystem access, f.e.
> in Chrome.
> Mike

That's only true of the NPAPI Flash bundled with Google Chrome.  While we
have a command line switch that can enable sandboxing of arbitrary plugins,
that features is not enabled by default.

The problem is that it is not possible to predict what arbitrary
third-party NPAPI plugins will require from the system.

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