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Handling of symbolic links (symlinks) #113

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foolip opened this issue Nov 20, 2019 · 3 comments
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Handling of symbolic links (symlinks) #113

foolip opened this issue Nov 20, 2019 · 3 comments
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foolip commented Nov 20, 2019

The spec currently doesn't say anything about how to handle symbolic links. Basic questions:

  • do they appear at all, and then as the type of the thing they point to?
  • are symlink loops exposed to scripts or detected by the UA?
@mkruisselbrink mkruisselbrink added this to the V1 milestone Apr 10, 2020
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@mkruisselbrink any update on this?

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Our current implementation appears to be inconsistent between platforms with how symlinks are treated. I think ideally we'd treat symlinks as the thing they point to without any special treatment. It would then be up to websites to deal with symlink loops etc. If we ever add a "recursive" mode to directory iteration though we'd have to figure out what to do with symlink loops in that case.

Whatever we want to do here, definitely needs to be written down in the spec.

@mkruisselbrink mkruisselbrink removed this from the V1 milestone Jul 20, 2021
@mkruisselbrink mkruisselbrink added the clarification Standard could better describe desired behavior label Jul 20, 2021
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a-sully commented Jul 20, 2021

Filed a bug to fix the document the inconsistencies on the implementation side https://crbug.com/1231268

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