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Re: [N8VEM-S100:2013] Fwd: Interesting site. In case u miss running DOS

On Oct 29, 2013, at 1:15 PM, John Monahan wrote:

> That’s a really neat piece of software! Thanks for pointing it out.
> I have not had a chance to read the doc’s in detail yet, but what would be nice is if one could simply insert a disk (3.5” or older) in my machine and have it directly R/W to the disk.  If I understand things, currently is not the case, you have to make some kind of image/URL etc.

That would be unlikely.  There are a lot of very good reasons that web browsers (and JavaScript programs within them) are not given direct access to filesystems or devices.  Remember ActiveX, and the horrible things it could do to your computer if you let it run a malicious script? :-)

But yes, it's a really neat concept.  I'm seeing these a lot as browsers and their JavaScript interpreters become more powerful.  I remember the days when even a Telnet app in Java (which is a much more efficient language than JavaScript) was taxing to run.

- Dave