Re: HTML5 Gallery via SPM


The reason is a very counterintuitive security issue: It is safer to open a remote site than one in your own computer (do not ask me to explain why:-)

Because if it did not block access through the file protocol, it would have to give access to the whole disk, including the files where password are stored.
By having a local server, the perimeter of security is well defined for the browser. It is now the local server that has the responsibility to limit access to the right files, which is one of its core functionalities.


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