Then there are the sites that show you absolutely nothing on the home page unless it's activated and have no message at all to indicate to the average, non-programmer visitor what the problem is. (TMBG, I'm looking at you.) I'd like to be able to enable such sites to work without opening myself up to risks from other windows I may open while visiting the first site; thus the wish for per-window activation.
I imagine this is a complicated thing to ask, but there it is. Maybe in version 9 browsers...
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Can't you do that in I.E. now? I'm running it on a Mac, but even in my version I can add sites to my "Trusted" Security Zone, set it to a custom level, and then turn off scripting for it. Granted, it's a lot more hassle than the methods you mention, but it works. (My Linux boy tells me that Konqueror and Opera have this functionality as well.)
Posted by Kris @ 01/25/2002 06:32PM est
Posted by Seth @ 01/25/2002 07:30PM est
* Just looked in my Mac IE preferences again...
Well, glory be. I had seen the 'Security Zones' section before but the interface was so opaque that it never was clear to me what in fact its capabilities were, and it sure didn't seem worth finding out.
It's not exactly what I expected (and it's so obscured I don't imagine more than a few tenths of a percent of the user base actually use it), but in the end it will give me most of what I want.
Thanks! I'll write it up for the front page in the next day or two.
Posted by Steve @ 01/26/2002 12:05PM est
I've created a feature request for the per-window idea, though. Steve, if you're interested, you can add yourself to the CC on this bug:
and you'll get email whenever something happens with it. It might take a while, but if the feature catches the eye of an interested mozilla developer, you could see the feature show up sooner.
My C/C++ is too rusty (circa high school) for me to even think about trying to implement it.
Posted by matt @ 01/26/2002 01:50PM est
turns out you can install some xpi to do this already.
Posted by matt @ 01/27/2002 01:11PM est
* Allow me to put on my "reactionary *nix bigot" hat for a minute: one tool per job! This really isn't the sort of function that belongs in the browser level; it belongs in a filtering proxy.
But since that would probably be too much work for 99.96% of the population to mess with, I suppose putting something of this nature into the browser wouldn't be a Bad Thing. 8^)=
Posted by John Anderson @ 01/28/2002 08:25AM est
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