[Bug 30043] A way for channel handlers to request observer bypassing

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Tue Sep 20 15:00:44 CEST 2011


--- Comment #6 from Will Thompson <will.thompson at collabora.co.uk> 2011-09-20 06:00:42 PDT ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> (In reply to comment #3)
> > We need to come up with some better wording for this before undrafting it. It's
> > not a security feature unless your platform is very specialized
> > (SELinux/Bitfrost levels of strangeness)
> This still stands.
> > One possible way to make this flag easier to explain would be to make it imply
> > BypassApproval and an elevated filter-matching "quality" in the dispatcher,
> > which would extend its semantics to something more like "this handler is a
> > control freak".
> I still think this would be a better set of semantics - it would probably make
> the desired implementation in Bug #40283 more obvious, too.

Yep, I basically agree with that. Broadly speaking, the goal here would be to
have a dedicated UI for a particular account, without having to eschew the
benefits of using MC and friends, or have to patch MC and the CM: you could
just have a handler which matches channels for that account (cf. bug 30963).

We could conceivably back the implementation out of MC, given that it doesn't
work that well by all accounts.

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