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Re: request for application/smil

From: Philipp Hoschka <ph@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2000 14:26:47 +0100
Message-ID: <388C5317.DDEFE176@w3.org>
To: ned.freed@innosoft.com
CC: ietf-types@iana.org, www-smil@w3.org


ned.freed@innosoft.com a écrit :
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> Basically it looks fine. You might want to note in the security section
> that the ability to have two alternate forms of the same media is itself
> a security consideration -- someone aware that two different recipients
> will elect to display different forms could put different information
> into each form.

No problem in principle, but could you explain in some more detail
what the security risk is in that case, or even suggest a wording? I 
would expect that in some cases putting different
information may actually be desirable - such as in a switch between
an audio object and a text, where the text says "cannot play audio".
 
> The same consideration applies to multipart/alternative, BTW, and I've
> already added a paragraph noting this to the MIME specification that
> will appear the next time it is published.

if you could point me to that text, that would be much appreciated
 
>                                 Ned
Received on Monday, 24 January 2000 08:28:33 UTC

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