Bug 319393 (NoRememberMyChoice)

When opening a external application the Window does not have a 'Remember my choice for this website'.

RESOLVED WONTFIX

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Firefox
General
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enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
12 years ago
9 years ago

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(Reporter: Hugh Buzacott, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
All
Windows XP
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Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8) Gecko/20051111 Firefox/1.5

When opening a external application the Window ('External Protocol Request' choice box) does not have a 'Remember my choice for this website'.
This would be very useful because secuity holes may be exploited by the external app yet some sites may use this app for its correct purpose.


Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.goto site that requests a external app be opened (eg.http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/storeFront)
2.Look at Confimation Window
3.Note that there is no 'Remember my choice for this website'.

Actual Results:  
Received error (no 'Remember my choice for this website')

Expected Results:  
Same as above (Received error (no 'Remember my choice for this website'))
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Updated

12 years ago
Alias: NoRememberMyChoice
Hardware: PC → All
Version: unspecified → 1.5 Branch
Adding this complexity is unlikely to provide a useful degree of security.  If the handler is vulnerable, you're going to be vulnerable, and whitelisting some sites, for most users, is not going to provide meaningful protection because they don't know which sites are safe to trust and which aren't.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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