Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Mon Feb 20 22:10:47 MSK 2006
On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 11:30:09AM -0500, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 20, 2006 at 11:02:22AM -0500, Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> > the very concept of "security settings" in a *browser*, a
> > client-end application designed for viewing content, is something that
> > can only be discussed after accepting the postulate that water does
> > indeed run uphill, and the sun rises in the west.
> You appear to be suggesting that you think the entire concept of using
> a web browser framework to create application front ends is a
> non-starter, unless you meant to limit the context of that remark to
> IE, and didn't.
> Have I misunderstood you?
Jay, what are you talking about? I'm saying that a _browser_ cannot bolt
security onto a non-secure system - and talking about security via IE is
like building a prison out of soap. How you extrapolate "building front
ends", etc. out of that just totally boggles me. Are we speaking the
same language, or has the word "browser" come to contain some radically
different meaning - like "programming language for designing application
front ends" - of which I'm unaware?
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