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    Newsgroup summaries:mozilla-dev-security:2006-10-06

    Summary: mozilla.dev.security - September 30, 2006 to October 6, 2006

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    Protocol Handlers

    Boris Zbarsky posed the question, Should random webpages have access to the following protocols: feed, pcast, moz-bookmark, webcal, swebcal. As well as any protocols that you have implemented and are NOT in the list of protocols nsScriptSecurityManager::CheckLoadURI

    feed:

    Consensus is that it should be allowed and treated as an ordinary link.

    pcast:

    Similar to feed: just differentiating between different types of feeds and should be allowed access.

    moz-bookmark:

    Protocol is defunct, apparently Ben Goodger disabled it back in 12/2003, shortly after he added it.

    webcal: & swebcal:

    Should also be allowed as the security manager doesn't differentiate between access types.

    Other

    This is for allowing protocol handlers to define a custom security model (see bug 120373). There is no consensus in the posts as to if this should be allowed.

    Problem Looping C_OpenSession Problem In Thunderbird

    Christian Bongiorno has run into a problem developing a PKCS11 module for a new card. Thunderbird is continuously repeating 7 functions including C_OpenSession which accesses the card that he is developing.

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