Ditto. I would view this as a severe breach of privacy and security.
It's one thing for a web page to use the resources of a browser that is
currently available - but it's another thing to have a web page alter
and control the resources of the browser. I certainly hope, and believe
that most browsers will not allow this. If it's allowed, then it would
be a simple thing to publish malicious code that could do anything. Most
IE exploits revolve around these security holes. And remember those
the back button or attempted to close the browser? A lesson learned - I
never know when an exploit is discovered and abused. To publish code
that alters the settings of a browser - no matter how innocent the site
is - could conceivably land you in some hot water.
In other words - plan your site based on the common settings your target
audience are likely to be using and don't fret so much the few that
You can offer them an alternative, or they can - for your site -
Lars Torben Wilson wrote:
>On Mon, 2002-05-13 at 18:03, Michael P. Carel wrote:
>>Hi to all,
>>How could i automatically enable Java in a Web browser to execute java
>>worried that it will not work if the browser was not java enabled. Or is
>>there any why to execute a java script line in PHP without enabling the
>>browser java capability.
>>Thanks in advance.
>Anyway, the answer is essentially 'No'. If you want your stuff to work
>in my browser settings, you can assume I want it off and will be very
>unhappy if a script changes that behind my back.
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