Clicking placeholder should create temporary permission

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barbaz
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Clicking placeholder should create temporary permission

Post by barbaz » Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:32 am

In NoScript Classic, clicking a media placeholder tempoarily allows that specific media.

In NoScript 10, it creates a permanent CUSTOM permission for that specific media.

Making placeholder-generated permissions temporary by default is more logical, as this type of allowing is often a one-off (e.g. to watch a specific video once on some video hosting site). And in the rare event I would want the permission to be permanent, it's easy to make it so in NoScript 10 - just go NoScript Options > Per-site Permissions, find the placeholder-generated entry and click the clock.

So could the permissions created through clicking placeholders please be temporary?
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Re: Clicking placeholder should create temporary permission

Post by therube » Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:48 pm

(I'm still not quite sure how this NoScript 10 is supposed to work, what to expect, but) +1 on the Temp Allow.
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Re: Clicking placeholder should create temporary permission

Post by musonius » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:38 pm

I think the default should be the safer choice for the user, which in my opinion is to temporary allow it. Alternatively, the user may want to choose analogously to the XSS dialog.
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Re: Clicking placeholder should create temporary permission

Post by barbaz » Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:53 pm

musonius wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:38 pm
Alternatively, the user may want to choose analogously to the XSS dialog.
Why is that "alternatively"? Making the default selection "Temporarily allow this specific media" doesn't require axing the permanent-allow radio buttons.
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Re: Clicking placeholder should create temporary permission

Post by musonius » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:43 am

barbaz wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:53 pm
Why is that "alternatively"?
I'd prefer to simply change the permanent permission to a temporary one. I just wanted to say, that, if it is reasonable that users want a permanent permission nevertheless, it may be a good solution to ask the user similar to the XSS dialog, which lets the user choose between permanently blocking and blocking it just once.
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