Jargons of Info Tech industry
dont at spam.me
Thu Oct 13 22:18:51 CEST 2005
Gordon Burditt wrote in
news:11ktbum1ira9le4 at corp.supernews.com:
> closed? I believe the answer to both questions is YES. Then it
> is possible to have a page that pops up two windows whenever you
> close one.
way that it requires permission from the user before it will open a new
> If it can reveal my email address to any web site, it's a bug. If
> it can access or alter my personal files or address book, it's a
> bug. If it can generate hits on web sites other than that specified
> in the HTML, it's a bug. If it can open sockets, it's a bug.
> If it can look at or set cookies stored on my system, it's a bug.
> If it can look at or alter the list of previously visited URLs, it's
> a bug.
All of those things seem like major problems except the bit about
cookies. What possible harm can reading and setting cookies do? I had
always thought they were carefully and successfully designed to be
harmless. That's not personal information in your cookies. That
information is set by websites for the sole purpose of being read by
websites. Plus, I'm pretty sure that browsers have always allowed us to
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