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Re: Java

>> Does this mean that a program written in java can not do file i/o?
>> Otherwise, how could the VM know that it was doing "harm" as opposed to
>> some necessary file manipulation?

Java programs are not permitted general file i/o; there are complex
mechanisms to permit them to use temporary files.

Note that netscape also provides "JavaScript", which is
	1) not java
	2) not disabled when you turn off java
	3) known to be able to "steal" files, though not (yet) write
to them...

(according to information posted on one of the Privacy mailinglists,
though web pages with examples of the latter were referenced, so an
altavista search would probably give you more info.)

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