Re: Extensions Infrastructure Work

On Tue, Jun 21, 2011 at 07:12:53PM -0400, Jasper St. Pierre wrote:
> As I played around with it, I found the HTTP approach more feasible
> and less ugly than the mimetype handler approach. At first I figured
> the idea of running a local HTTP server would be a bit ugly, and Owen
> thought of some security concerns, but there's nothing too critical
> (or unsolvable) that I know of. The only "ugly" thing from a code
> perspective is that there's a magic port number: 16269. It's not on
> the IANA Registered Ports list, so I doubt there's going to be a
> collision.

Won't that break down in two cases:
1. Proxy set in the browser
   User/sysadmin has to explicitly exclude localhost from being proxied
2. Multiple users or sessions on the same machine
   Only the first session can use it.

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