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Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: JavaScript button

From: awakeyet
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnuzilla] Suggestion: JavaScript button
Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2017 15:18:22 +0100 (CET)

I'm sorry if I'm misunderstanding this but it appears to me after reading a few of these emails about this back and forth that this is Exceptionally illogical, to the point of being "HUE HUE HUE HUE HUE"

forgive me, but in all seriousness, NoScript literally does exactly that if not perhaps even better. that's the "temporarily allow scripts" button in NoScript.

also it's a security risk to temporarily allow ALL _javascript_ and quickly disable it again because that would take away the users ability to control what happens in that short instant. why in the name of god almighty anyone would ever want to create a hole like that is beyond me.

unbeatable rules: everything disallowed by default, only enable specifically what you want to allow, ONLY WHEN you want to allow it. and that's how NoScript does it.

what are you even asking for? reading your emails has caused my brain to liquify and pour out of my nose.

21. Jan 2017 19:27 by address@hidden:

On 01/21/2017 06:36 PM, David Hedlund wrote:
QuickJava can already do this:

No, I wasn't talking about a button to enable and disable _javascript_.
There are tons of extensions that can enable and disable _javascript_;
even QuickJava would be superfluous for that purpose. I was talking
about a button to show the *current page* with _javascript_ active, while
otherwise leaving _javascript_ disabled, for a limited designated period
of time (probably just until the user navigates away from the page).

Because of the way Firefox handles _javascript_, a Firefox extension
should be able to do this by enabling _javascript_, releading the page,
and then disabling _javascript_ again once the page loads. But that's just
an implementation detail and I don't know for sure that it will continue
to work in future Firefox releases. The important thing is for
_javascript_ to be globally disabled, but temporarily allowed on a
particular site at the push of a button.

Julie Marchant

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