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Subject:RE: Google Chrome not working with WebHelp ? From:"McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> To:Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> Date:Wed, 9 Jun 2010 13:56:12 -0400
What IS the actual security problem that's being fixed, when the
initiating files and the target files are all on the user's
local hard disk, or CD?
I can see a potential problem if a viewed web page
(on the interweeb) is invoking files from elsewhere
to possibly do dirty deeds. But, if that's the case,
then it suggests a "fix" to allow modifying the
security "fix" to ignore locally generated calls to
locally stored resources. That would still leave the
protection in place for web-originated calls to badness.
Or am I missing the point?
I haven't been to the Techwr-l site in a while...
is there a survey showing how many of us provide
WebHelp as (at least one of) our documentation format(s)?
> -----Original Message-----
> techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr
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> Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2010 1:43 PM
> To: McLauchlan, Kevin
> Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Re: Google Chrome not working with WebHelp ?
> I just received a comment on my reported issue. It appears that this
> break in functionality was by design as a security enhancement. I
> don't think we're seeing a fix, folks.
> I'm keeping my findings regarding this issue current on my blog:
> On Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 12:50 PM, Bill Swallow
> <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> > WebHelp from both Flare and from RoboHelp used to work
> great for me in
> > Chrome, until the past week. I hadn't actively installed
> updates, and
> > to test I just now went to About and there was a new version (June
> > 8th?). I installed it as it had a bunch of JS tweeks in it
> but WebHelp
> > still broken in the state you describe. I'm submitting the issue
> > against Chrome. I suggest others do the same.
> > http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/entry
> Bill Swallow
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