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Re: Client side hook scripts [Was: Proposal for $Revision$ keyword amendment, "global" revnums, etc...]

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-10-13 03:38:13 CEST

On Tue, 2005-10-11 at 22:30 +0200, Miha Vitorovic wrote:
> I must say that, after following this discussion in its many
> incarnations, I have been finally shown the light. :-) I think that it
> would be much more useful for people to start pushing for/requesting
> client side hook scripts.

Client-side hook scripts have bad security implications; they allow the
server to tell the client to do anything at all, when the user was
really only interested in letting the server feed it updates.

We could provide a sandboxed language interpreter with a defined set of
user-visible primitives to overcome that problem, but that's way too
much complexity for the benefit.

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Received on Thu Oct 13 03:39:24 2005

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