Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 9 months ago

#6474 new defect

Don't prompt for Offline Storage unless disk activity is enabled

Reported by: mikeperry Owned by: tbb-team
Priority: High Milestone:
Component: Applications/Tor Browser Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: tbb-disk-leak, tbb-usability, tbb-pref, tbb-firefox-patch
Cc: gk Actual Points:
Parent ID: Points:
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Description (last modified by mikeperry)

Despite setting browser.cache.offline.enable to false, we still get prompted for allowing offline storage when sites try to use it. Canonical example: http://html5demos.com/offlineapp

The prompt appears to be governed by browser.offline-apps.notify, which we don't set.

I am pretty sure that this prompt runs through the permissions service, which we make memory only (#2950), but we should double check that through direct test.

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Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 5 years ago by mikeperry

Description: modified (diff)
Keywords: tbb-usability tbb-pref added
Priority: normalmajor

We should disable this entirely. Users should not be prompted to enable it until we support it.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Keywords: tbb-firefox-patch added

comment:3 Changed 3 years ago by erinn

Component: Firefox Patch IssuesTor Browser
Owner: changed from mikeperry to tbb-team

comment:4 Changed 22 months ago by bugzilla

Severity: Normal

In about:permissions Maintain Offline Storage is set to Block whereas in Page Info Use Default points to Always Ask.

Your canonical example no longer works:

SecurityError: The operation is insecure. offlineapp:39:0
Last edited 16 months ago by bugzilla (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 9 months ago by cypherpunks

#13503 is a duplicate.

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