[Greasemonkey] GM_xmlhttpRequest and localhost

Nic Ferrier nferrier at tapsellferrier.co.uk
Tue Jul 19 13:22:09 EDT 2005


Aaron Boodman <zboogs at gmail.com> writes:

> On a previous thread, it was pointed out that if GM_xmlhttpRequest is
> not going to allow access to file:// then it should not allow access
> to http://localhost either.
>
> I'm not sure I agree. Lots of useful Greasemonkey scripts could be
> written that access the private network, including localhost. Can
> somebody expand more on why this is a concern?

Please don't do that. It would make testing the scripts more of a
hassle.



Nic


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