[cap-talk] Whether principals' authority can increase
daw at cs.berkeley.edu
Thu Sep 25 10:49:16 CDT 2008
Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> [design challenge:] The FireFox browser asks the user in
> a dialog if it wants to import bookmarks from Internet Explorer. The
> user authorizes the action, but the powerbox does not know that this
> authorizing action occured and needs to ask for confirmation.
Rob Meijer wrote:
> * User -> IE : Give me a handle to my bookmarks that I can delegate.
> * User -> Firefox : Here is a handle to my bookmarks, use it.
> It are both still two actions, but two distinct actions, no duplication of
This requires IE to cooperate by providing this functionality.
But what incentive would IE have to make it easy to switch to another
browser? I think the interesting thing about Marcus's problem statement
is that Firefox wants to be able to import IE's bookmarks, even though
IE was not written to support this.
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