[racket] stop IE8 on Win7 blocking Help Desk search

From: YC (yinso.chen at gmail.com)
Date: Fri May 6 16:22:48 EDT 2011

If I recall correctly there were suggestions to serve the help pages through
a local web server - was that tried and rejected?

On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Eli Barzilay <eli at barzilay.org> wrote:

> Four minutes ago, Jordan Schatz wrote:
> > This is the only way I am aware of to get IE to automatically run JS
> > in local files:
> >
> > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749149(WS.10).aspx
> > (keep reading, it starts there but the important bit is a couple
> > paragraphs down)
> There are two things there, which both don't work: one is to disable
> the whole thing, which means that you give up all proection making it
> a non-solution.  The other (the "Mark of the Web" ridiculousness)
> seemed like a promising direction, but I remember that there were some
> bad issues with that too.
> [IMO, they could have made things much better by making all local
> pages behave as if they had that mark thing (which makes it impossible
> to lead to security issues like reading local files), and only pages
> that need more access would lead to asking the user for permission.
> It seems like that would have been easier, since it makes the whole
> local machine zone lockdown unnecessary...]
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