Expand/change nsITreeview to be fully usable by remote applications




15 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: steve, Assigned: janv)



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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.6b) Gecko/20031208

It is quite frustrating that only parts of the nsITreeView work or are
accessable in a remote application setting. 
(This is a re-definition of the problems that prompted bug 228341 to be posted).

For example, getCellProperties is not usable by unsigned remote apps because it
depends on nsISupportsArray & nsIAtom* to return an array of strings. 

Is it possible to either:
- allow creation of nsIAtom through un-trusted javascript?
  (by any means, automatic conversion - special atom manager wrappers etc)
- alter the nsITreeView interface to remove dependency on interfaces that can
not be used from un-trusted code.

The tree view is a rather important attraction to XUL, as it provides something
not easily attainable with DHTML and can improve interfaces dramatically.
I think allowing a tree view (and all the XUL widgets) to do as much as possible
without running into security barriers will foster development of richer
applications in XUL.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
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11 years ago
Component: XP Toolkit/Widgets: Trees → XUL
QA Contact: shrir → xptoolkit.widgets
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