Security for launching from URL

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at
Mon Jul 7 13:08:52 EDT 2008

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Eben Eliason wrote:
| I really don't see anything wrong with injecting a modal alert,
| displayed by Sugar, into this process if we must.  Clicking on an mp3
| in Browse would reveal this alert, and ask for confirmation that the
| user wishes to open it.  It would, of course, offer a list of
| activities which support its mime-type (assuming there are more than
| one).  It could potentially include a way to set the default handler
| as well, such that the next time it is revealed for the same mime-type
| a different default is chosen.

I appear to be on a different wavelength from everyone else here.  As far
as I can tell, what you have just described is _precisely_ the Details
view in the Journal.  In fact, Browse already does exactly this; it
downloads the MP3 file into the Datastore and directs the user to the
Details page, which presents the user with a list of all Activities that
have registered this MIME-type.

The current pathways could use some refinement, but this system is already
in place.  There is no need to imagine new Bitfrost extensions or design
some new launching GUI.

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