Webassembly and asm.js

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jawz101
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Webassembly and asm.js

Post by jawz101 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:25 pm

Hello, I was wondering if/how NoScript addresses webassembly and asm.js? From what I understand, both are powerful and complement javascript. I also gather they are both currently popular for cryptomining.

If NoScript ever supports blocking webassembly and/or asm.js would it be treated as script or other? And, if javascript, would it be separate but equal to javascript? Like, if I allow 1st party javascript I may not necessarily want to allow 1st party webassembly.

Thanks!
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Re: Webassembly and asm.js

Post by Giorgio Maone » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:04 pm

They're currently treated as equal because a webpage needs to run JavaScript in order to launch webassembly programs (which, BTW, are far from being "more powerful", providing just a subset of the JavaScript-accessible brower features: they're just faster).
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