Apple orders iCab's removal of Javascript support

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  1. Stella, Apr 8, 2011
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    Executable code from 3rd party servers?

    If this is what iCab did then Apple should have done this a long time ago.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.3; en-gb; Nexus S Build/GRI40) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

    Seems strange that they approved it in the first place.
     
  4. Stella thread starter macrumors 604

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    Wirelessly posted (Opera/9.80 (S60; SymbOS; Opera Mobi/SYB-1103211396; U; en-US) Presto/2.7.81 Version/11.00)

    Sersiuosly Apple, banning a browser because it runs javascript? In that case Apple should ban all browers in case they execute javascript running in the website.

    These bookmarklets are nothing more than javascript.
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_3_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Mobile/8G4)

    No, Stella. They are a helluva lot more than just javascript. Go look it up and post your findings.
     
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    I came to the same conclusion as Stella after reading both of those linked to stories. These sound just like bookmarklets, except you don't have to manually type in the javascript string. What am I missing? And don't tell me to google it -- I already tried.

    That's from iCAB's website. Yes, technically it's third party code, but so is the javascript on any website. I don't really see the distinction. If malicious javascript can do damage through the modules then I don't see why it couldn't do it through the browser as well.
     
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    Apple should just let this slide. Seriously, it's Javascript.
     
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    I don't see a massive problem... but I guess this is just typical Apple.
     
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    That's because they don't want any competition with safari so they force them to remove a major function

    It's ridiculous that apple would do this
     
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    Terribly, terribly deceptive summary. Apple requested they remove JavaScript ADDONS, not remove JavaScript functionality which is still carried out through WebKit.

    Still stupid though. Didn't realize iCab had this functionality. Would be cool for Javascript injection xD
     

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