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CLI on the Web

May 04, 2010, 17:02 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Miguel De Icaza)

"Pre-emptive answer to the "view-source" crowd: you can use .NET Reflector to look at the source code of a compiled binary. If it is obfuscated, you will enjoy reading that as much as you would enjoy reading any Javascript in the real web.

"Embedding the CIL on the browser would create isolated execution environments for each page (AppDomain in ECMA parlance) and sandbox the execution system.

"The security model exposed by Silverlight exposes exactly what is needed to go beyond a language-neutral runtime. The security model distinguished between untrusted code which is subject to verification, strict requirements on what it can do and limits what they can do from "platform" code that is trusted.

"Trusted platform code is granted special permissions that untrusted code is not given. The runtime enforces that no untrusted code can call into any security sensitive and protected areas."

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