Possible to detect talkback from javascript

VERIFIED WONTFIX

Status

Core Graveyard
Talkback Client
P3
enhancement
VERIFIED WONTFIX
17 years ago
9 years ago

People

(Reporter: Henrik Gemal, Assigned: Shiva Thirumazhusai)

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(Reporter)

Description

17 years ago
It could be nice if it was possible to detect if the user has installed the 
talkback module from JavaScript.
Something like:
if (navigator.talkback) alert("Talkback is installed!");

What if talkback has been installed using .xpi files? Can it be done already 
then?

Comment 1

17 years ago
Why would this be nice? Who would it be nice for? Talkback doesn't affect the
way a page is recieved, rendered or any other capabilities of the browser. I
can't see any legitimate reason for a page wanting to know this. At best this
would seem a waste of developer time that brings up privacy issues. At worst it
could be an avenue to security exploits?

Comment 2

17 years ago
I'd think I'd agree.  If a user needs to know if talkback is installed
and turned on they can run the talkback.exe or talkback executable
and check "agent on/off" status.

I suspect we could get this hooked up in the "tasks | tools" menu
like it is in netscape 4.5x+ browsers.
 
(Assignee)

Comment 3

17 years ago
I have created a bug(internal) to add menuitem for talkback tools.
So let's be honest and WONTFIX this. Another bug covers the user being able to
query his own setup; letting websites know can only be useful if they're
*wanting* to crash you.
Severity: normal → enhancement
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
(Reporter)

Comment 5

17 years ago
I'm verifying this since a othre bug already exist on bugscape to add menuitem 
for talkback tools
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED

Updated

9 years ago
Component: Talkback Client → Talkback Client
Product: Core → Core Graveyard
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