[FoRK] Javascript plugins are now officially dead

Mark Day mday at jefelex.com
Mon Feb 22 07:55:50 PST 2016

Hi Stephen,

Not sure I agree. Looks like there's still a site-based exception mechanism to allow for legacy apps on a case-by-case basis. What would you see as a better way to provide motivation to move to a more-secure model?


On Sun, 21 Feb 2016 20:46:06 -0800, "Stephen D. Williams" <sdw at lig.net> wrote:

> What a punt, finally giving up on the sandbox apparently.  Oracle has now killed browser Java.  Limiting running code to that which 
> has been signed invalidates all existing deployment.  I guess we're going to need a cross-compile of the JVM to Javascript so that 
> we can run historical artifacts.
> http://java.com/en/download/help/jcp_security.xml
> Even exceptions are added to the Java Control Panel exceptions, which no user will do, it doesn't work.
> sdw
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