[plt-scheme] help browser question

From: Stephen De Gabrielle (stephen at degabrielle.name)
Date: Mon Feb 25 06:04:02 EST 2008

Hi, sorry I'm late to this thread,

but I'm curious why the helpdesk is being served via local files.

Is it for performance to stop running an instance of the web server?


On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 12:23 AM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:
> On Feb 23, Jos Koot wrote:
>  > Hi,
>  > When in DrScheme I ask for help, a browser is opened fine. Most of
>  > the time I click 'Reference PLT Scheme'. Then the browser warns me
>  > about an active X-element and blocks it until I click twice that I
>  > fully trust PLT stuff. I tried to tell my internet explorer that PLT
>  > can be trusted, but it accepts urls only, no local files or
>  > directories. How can I tell Windows XP that I trust PLT and all
>  > stuff downloaded from PLT. I want to avoid the two additional clicks
>  > that are required every time. I think I do know something about
>  > Scheme, but the insides of Windows cannot arouse my interest. I want
>  > my OS to be invisible, or at least just do as I order it to
>  > do. Please help me. Thanks, Jos
>  A general problem with IE is that it gives local files low security
>  permissions.  This is because otherwise it is easy to get your machine
>  hacked with some html file that you somehow end up viewing locally.
>  As for the specific problem that you have -- I found that having the
>  Google toolbar installed made every local file show a very annoying
>  warning dialog.  Downloading the newer beta version of the toolbar
>  solved that.
>  I still expect there to be problems, for example, with running the
>  javascript code that makes searching PLT index pages much better.
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