[Grok-dev] UPDATE recently created projects to 0.14.1

Martijn Faassen faassen at startifact.com
Thu Dec 18 10:05:05 EST 2008

Brandon Craig Rhodes wrote:
> Sebastian Ware <sebastian at urbantalk.se> writes:
>> Being the devils advocate if I am excused. This feels like a
>> microsoftesque solution. Would be a lot nicer if could query my Grok
>> installation from a commandline or dashboard like interface.
> Well, that's a good point.  We don't want to be microsoftesque! :-)
> To avoid having the application itself phone home, it could be that the
> Grok admin UI could have a Javascript widget that, when loaded into the
> user's web browser, does the version check.  That way the application
> does not reveal anything to the outside world - neither its own version,
> nor even its own existence.  The Javascript could also do things like
> pull into a <div> some recent entries from the Grok Blog.

That'd be a cross-domain request. Those are generally not very nice from 
a security perspective either. In fact I thought browsers generally 
don't allow this from Javascript to prevent cross site scripting 
attacks. How does Wordpress do it?



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