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Re: Firefox Script

by Errto (Vicar)
on Jan 25, 2008 at 21:18 UTC ( #664368=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Firefox Script

I admit to a general anti-Microsoft bias in much of my daily work but I have to give them this one. The fact that Windows has a general purpose scripting host architecture meaning that any scripting language that runs at all on the platform can also run in a whole variety of scripting-enabled applications is pretty damned cool.

I know almost nothing about Firefox internals, but I assume that their scripting engine is flexible enough that one could plug in support for other languages without outrageous amounts of pain. Not sure if anyone's done it with Perl, though.

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Re^2: Firefox Script
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 20, 2009 at 14:50 UTC
    Symantec build script blockers into their products wasting resources watching programs like media player, which have no reason to run scripts, causing all sorts of problems if something goes wrong with symantec sblock. Services.msc uses activex too untill you hit standard view. Why??. And security controls in gpedit.msc that actually prevent you from activating Windows but hardly cause any other problems.

    I'm guessing mozilla have good reason* and running perl client side is not prevalent enough, to force their hand, like javascript, but it can be enabled with addons.

    * Known good Scripts need to run from read only sources and externally sourced code cannot be known good and so needs an architecture to hopefully protect the user, better than Java has and especially activeX.

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