W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org > February 2010

Re: Pipelines with infinite recursion

From: Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2010 06:46:45 -0500
To: public-xml-processing-model-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <m2zl3guh96.fsf@nwalsh.com>
"Toman_Vojtech@emc.com" <Toman_Vojtech@emc.com> writes:
> Detecting infinite recursion in any pipeline that is more complex than
> the (degenerated) example above would be difficult (recursion may be
> driven by dynamic logic), but perhaps we should at least say that the
> behavior of the processor is implementation-dependent in this case? Or
> do we want to have a dynamic error that could be used for reporting
> infinite recursion?

We have a warning in 2.12, Security Considerations, where we say a
"conformant implementation may raise dynamic errors, or take any other
corrective action, for any security problems that it detects."

I don't think we need to do any more in the spec.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> | Society is immoral and immortal; it can
http://nwalsh.com/            | afford to commit any kind of folly, and
                              | indulge in any kind of vice; it cannot
                              | be killed, and the fragments that
                              | survive can always laugh at the
                              | dead.--Henry Adams

Received on Thursday, 11 February 2010 11:47:22 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 6 January 2015 21:32:48 UTC