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From Antoine Levy Lambert <>
Subject Re: Proposal: Make Xooki spoof TiddlyWiki to use TiddlyFox plugin?
Date Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:19:35 GMT
Hello Charles,

I am all for it if it makes editing the ivy documentation easier. 



On Jan 20, 2014, at 11:23 AM, Charles Duffy wrote:

> Howdy, all --
> The release process for Ivy includes using Xooki to edit the documentation
> before publication.
> Unfortunately, the code Xooki uses for saving updated files, borrowed from
> an early TiddlyWiki release, is no longer supported on modern FireFox or
> Chrome -- and while HTML5 has its own filesystem API, that refers to a
> sandbox cut off from the "real" visible filesystem, so HTML5 apps can't
> edit files on the filesystem directly.
> Older versions of TiddlyWiki use a Java plugin for filesystem access;
> however, this isn't actively maintained, and when testing code that uses it
> for saving from Xooki, I get a notice that future security changes are
> going to cause breakage.
> The way modern versions of TiddlyWiki are able to edit filesystem contents
> consists of using the TiddlyFox plugin. The mechanism used by this plugin
> to detect when it's being used to edit a TiddlyWiki document is
> straightforward to duplicate -- basically, one need only identify oneself
> as a TiddlyWiki in a tag in the header, and the user will be prompted to
> allow write access should the plugin be correctly installed.
> Any yeas/nays/alternative approaches? In preparing the Ivy 2.4.0-rc1
> branch, I ended up editing HTML by hand -- but if we're going to be doing
> that on an ongoing basis, we should update the process documentation to no
> longer point at tools which aren't still supported.

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