Re: Local program exection in WWW browsers

Paul Everitt (
Wed, 13 Apr 1994 09:04:23 -0500 (CDT)

On Wed, 13 Apr 1994, Stan Letovsky wrote:
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> 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.

This reminds me of a thread in the Lotus Notes list a couple of months
ago. Appears Notes came out of the box defaulted to allow some sort
of Notes Mail to be accepted, containing an embedded macro named "Click

Doing so, of course, wrought desolation upon the poor PC user.

I tried some searches for safe-tcl (I looked in the TCL FAQ, veronica,
comp.lang.tcl, etc) for some info, as it has been mentioned as a

Can someone "in the know" explain what makes it applicable for a
client-side scripting environment?