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Re: [www-svg] network

From: Bernhard Zwischenbrugger <bz@datenkueche.com>
Date: Mon, 18 Aug 2003 18:57:51 +0200
Message-ID: <1061225871.3f41058fa37e5@webmail.datenkueche.com>
To: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>

 
> > Where is the limit? 
> > There is a limit if you don't use XML. 
> > I don't understand this. 
> 
> If you only support XML protocols, you can't do interesting stuff like SNMP,
> 
> IMAP, IRC, HTTP+DAV, FTP, SMTP, etc. The Web is larger than XML. The Net is
> 

If it is possible to make network connections to other servers then
the server the SVG is loaded from it can be a security problem.

It would be possible to make a 1x1pixel SVG Graphic that connects 50 times
per second to a server. 

I made an example that tracks all user actions (all mouse movements)  and sends 
this with postURL to *my* server. My Webserver was overloaded with one client. 

If you don't restrict the network connection this could become a real problem  
for servers from yahoo, amazon, microsoft,...
It would be easy to overload all the servers somebody don't like.

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If the network connection is restricted you can write server based applications 
that do all this network protocols and communicate over an XML protocol with 
the client.

Bernhard
http://datenkueche.com



 

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