On 11 April 2017 at 18:01, Domenic Denicola <d...@domenic.me> wrote: > From: whatwg [mailto:whatwg-boun...@lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of > Patrick Dark > > > I can't see this being addressed. The only good reason to distribute an > application this way is because you want it to be confidential and there's > no incentive to accommodate what one might call "walled gardens" > in HTML because they naturally have a limited audience. > > Bingo. This mailing list is for developing technology for the world wide > web, not for peoples' local computers. >
That is one perspective of the world wide web. But perhaps not a perceptive shared by all. Another view which I think is held by many, is that you should equally be able to access public data on the web, data in the cloud and persona data on your machine. > > > You can use the same technology that people use on the web for local app > development---many people do, e.g. Apache Cordova, Microsoft's > Metro/Modern/UWP apps, or GitHub's Electron. But all those technologies are > outside the standards process, and in general are not the focus of browser > vendors in developing their products (which are, like the standards > process, focused on the web). The same is true of file: URLs. > > Yes, Im currently using Electron for this. But would much prefer to use the browser. If there are browser have this restriction, I'd simply like a way to turn it off. It's a heavily requested feature, why wouldnt an open source browser not be a suitable target for such an improvement (and thereby gain market share).