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Re: [css3] URI selectors

From: Tex Texin <tex@i18nguy.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 01:16:21 -0500
Message-ID: <3FD6BA35.F34364EF@i18nguy.com>
To: Afternoon <afternoon@uk2.net>
Cc: www-style@w3.org

Ben, ok, fair enough.
tex

Afternoon wrote:
> 
> On 10 Dec 2003, at 5:43, Tex Texin wrote:
> 
> > Although I like the idea, there is a downside. Someone could have
> > their web site set up as a portal to view other web sites through
> > their choice of styles, by site, and intentionally changing their
> > meaning or denigrating the site.
> 
> <long-snip/>
> 
> This is already trivial to achieve using technologies outside of the
> CSS WG sphere of influence. Blanket[1], a tool on my own site uses PHP
> to remove swear words from pages.
> 
> > I wouldn't use this as an argument to not implement the feature but we
> > might consider some protections for content developers as well.
> 
> Protections may well constrict the user and could be circumvented
> easily by jumping ship to another technology. Particularly if we're
> talking about websites interacting with other websites, people will
> probably choose a programming language running on their server to wreak
> their havoc with:
> 
>         $somebody_elses_website =~ s{<link[^>+]rel="stylesheet"[^>]+>}
>                 {<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="chortle.css">};
> 
> Ben
> 
> [1] http://aftnn.org/blanket
> 
> (q)     Ben Godfrey?
> (a)     Web Developer and Designer
>         See http://aftnn.org/ for details

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