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Re: [PATCH] Add user content APIs for WebKit Xwidgets

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Add user content APIs for WebKit Xwidgets
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:07:59 -0400

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  > > The script message handler API makes it possible to trigger event in emacs
  > > from JavaScript, and can be used to implement procedure calling from
  > > js to elisp. Currently only the other way around is possible.

  > That sounds really scary, though.  What are the security implications
  > here?

That is an important concern.

Another importan concern: what are the moral implications of making
Emacs a platform for running nonfree Javascript code that users get
from web sites?  It looks like that has in effect already been done;
is that so?

There should have been a discussion about _whether_ Emacs should
support that, and if so, how to include something comparable to

Dr Richard Stallman
Chief GNUisance of the GNU Project (https://gnu.org)
Founder, Free Software Foundation (https://fsf.org)
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