Closed Bug 776477 Opened 8 years ago Closed 3 years ago
[meta] about:newtab should be unprivileged
(In reply to Tim Taubert [:ttaubert] from comment #0) > 1) It currently is a XUL page because of better RTL handling - bug 455553 > comment #96. Since we disabled remote XUL it's disabled for unprivileged > pages. Looks like we need to turn about:newtab into an HTML page (see bug 783478 comment #5) in order to make it unprivileged.
(In reply to Tim Taubert [:ttaubert] from comment #1) > Looks like we need to turn about:newtab into an HTML page (see bug 783478 > comment #5) in order to make it unprivileged. Not necessarily true - see bug 783478 comment 9.
I hate to bump this, I know you are very busy Tim. I've attached a patch in a bug blocked by this, with the hope of fixing a limitation with the current "new tab page"-implementation. Is this still possible to fix?
It is definitely possible to fix this but it will require a non-trivial amount of work. It's not currently on our roadmap but I'll gladly take and review patches. This might be a little trickier than just re-writing a XUL page to be written in HTML, so be warned.
Mass tracking-e10s flag change. Filter bugmail on "2be0fcce-e36a-4e2c-aa80-0e3d33eb5406".
No longer blocks: fxdesktopbacklog
Mass-move to Firefox::New Tab Page. Filter on new-tab-page-component.
Component: Tabbed Browser → New Tab Page
Summary: [New Tab Page] about:newtab should be unprivileged → [meta] about:newtab should be unprivileged
Is this work prioritized somehow? With content services making about:newtab more useful, it becomes stranger and stranger that users can't use the back button to get back to it.
6 years ago
How is this prioritized now that e10s is about to ship more widely ?
(In reply to Guillaume C. [:ge3k0s] from comment #8) > How is this prioritized now that e10s is about to ship more widely ? I think the question of about:newtab being unprivileged is orthogonal to e10s.
Care to close this as fixed/wontfix with the work in bug 776167? Or dupe to the Activity Stream work which is making about:newtab unprivileged?
(In reply to Jared Wein [:jaws] (please needinfo? me) from comment #10) > Care to close this as fixed/wontfix with the work in bug 776167? Or dupe to > the Activity Stream work which is making about:newtab unprivileged? This was bug 1021667. Given this is a meta bug and that bug is in the dep tree, I think we can just close this out. Ursula, can you confirm you're still intending to ship to all users in 56? Is there a timeframe for removing old-about-newtab?
We'll be shipping preff'ed off to all users in 56, and then using a shield study we'll preff activity stream on to a percentage of users in 56. We'll be preff'ed on for all users in 57. I agree, close this out, since it won't be happening for old about:newtab anymore. So far we don't have a set time frame for removing old about:newtab, but it will definitely be post-57 at the earliest. Until then though, I don't actually see any more work being done on old about:newtab so we can definitely close this one out. As a side note, bug 1385306 will finalize making activity stream unprivileged. Thanks Gijs!
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