Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 1.0 Availability

Scott E. Preece (preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com)
Fri, 18 Oct 1996 14:38:45 -0500


Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 14:38:45 -0500
Message-Id: <199610181938.OAA29548@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
From: "Scott E. Preece" <preece@predator.urbana.mcd.mot.com>
To: fepotts@fepco.com
CC: davidp@earthlink.net, www-html@w3.org
In-reply-to: fepotts@fepco.com's message of Fri, 18 Oct 1996 11:37:38 -0600
Subject: Re: Spyglass HTML Validator 1.0 Availability

 From: fepotts@fepco.com (F. E. Potts)
| 
| Yes, there have been problems with JavaScript:
| 	
| 	http://www-genome.wi.mit.edu/WWW/faqs/wwwsf7.html#Q61
| 
| 	http://www.osf.org/~loverso/javascript/
| 
| While some of the problems associated with JavaScript have been fixed,
| others have not, and new ones are waiting to be found.  To me,
| JavaScript is about as buggy as Sendmail, and needs to be treated with
| equal care.
---

f/w/i/w, the first reference reports on Netscape 2.01 as the latest
release and the second reference seems to say that all the security
problem he found were fixed in the 3.0 betas.  It would be interesting
to get an up-to-date summary on whether any security problems are known
in Netscape 3.0's implementation of JavaScript.

sccott

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