Re: Local program exection in WWW browsers

Gary Adams - Sun Microsystems Labs BOS (
Wed, 13 Apr 1994 09:58:54 +0500

> 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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