Re: Local program exection in WWW browsers (Gary Adams - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS)
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 1994 16:02:33 --100
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From: (Gary Adams - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS)
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Subject: Re: Local program exection in WWW browsers
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> From  Wed Apr 13 09:51:54 1994
> 	I think what is needed is a scripting language extension to
> HTML that allows programs to manipulate the browser state, including
> possibly dynamic restructuring of the displayed documents. Dave Raggett
> is including an API for such languages in the HTML+ spec. Security concerns
> can be addressed by restricting the operations available in the language --
> e.g. no file system manipulations, or only interactively confirmed ones.

Would Telescript or Safe-Tcl be viable candidates as embeddable control
languages in HTML docs? I don't know a lot about these languages, but 
it might save a lot of development time to leverage an existing body
of code if it meets the need. 

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