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Re: non-requested confusing auto download issue

From: Michael McMahon
Subject: Re: non-requested confusing auto download issue
Date: Thu, 6 May 2021 10:53:34 -0400
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The bug tracker is back and I made an issue about preload="auto" on the
MediaGoblin tracker:

Michael McMahon | Web Developer, Free Software Foundation
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On 5/6/21 2:05 AM, J Leslie Turriff wrote:
> On 2021-05-05 09:08:52 Miroslav Rovis wrote:
>> To me, knowing what gets into my machine --and the
>> browser is the most used for intrusion, has the attack
>> surface ridiculously huge and hard to control-- is as
>> important as free software and hardware. Free software and
>> hardware must be safe, else my freedom can easily be
>> compromised and hence it's not freedom anymore. [*]
>       A long time ago, the web browser on my Amiga computer (AWeb) allowed me 
> to disable image
> loading, then selectively download individual images by clicking on them; it 
> also allowed
> me to view the browser cache contents to see what was being downloaded.  (One 
> presumes
> that if the Amiga had survived, AWeb would also allow doing this for video.)  
> AmigaOS
> also provided easy integration of scripting (using ARexx), and just about 
> every
> application took advantage of that, so filtering was fairly easy.
>       "Modern" web browsers have taken away these user-friendly features, or 
> hidden them in
> undocumented interfaces like about:config so that end users are effectively 
> unable to
> control their machines.
> Leslie
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