Google posted on Wednesday a handbook for Web developers that
highlights the key security features and quirks of major Web browsers.
The document, dubbed the Browser Security Handbook,
has three parts that tackle the security features in browsers and
browser-specific issues that could lead to security weaknesses.
"Insufficient understanding of these often poorly-documented
characteristics is a major contributing factor to the prevalence of
several classes of security vulnerabilities," Michal Zalewski, a
developer at Google, stated in the introduction to the handbook.
"Although all browsers implement roughly the same set of baseline
features, there is relatively little standardization — or conformance
to standards — when it comes to many of the less apparent