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RE: draft-wilde-text-fragment-01 (was: Including 'fragment identifier semantics' ...)

From: Paul Cotton <pcotton@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 12:13:17 -0400
Message-ID: <E7AC4500EAB7A442ABA7521D18814397032F9EF5@tor-msg-01.northamerica.corp.microsoft.com>
To: "David Hopwood" <david.hopwood@zetnet.co.uk>
Cc: <ietf-types@iana.org>, <uri@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>

>to justify the risk of security flaws in parsing regular expressions

Can you give a reference for this risk or a short summary?

/paulc

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Hopwood [mailto:david.hopwood@zetnet.co.uk]
> Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 3:28 PM
> To: ietf-types@iana.org; uri@w3.org; www-tag@w3.org
> Subject: draft-wilde-text-fragment-01 (was: Including 'fragment
identifier
> semantics' ...)
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> Dan Kohn wrote:
> > It would also be worth noting and/or commenting on this draft:
> >
> > http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-wilde-text-fragment-01
> 
> Yuch. This is overcomplicated and not sufficiently useful to justify
the
> risk of security flaws in parsing regular expressions. There's a good
> case for supporting a simple "#<line-number>" syntax for text/plain,
but
> nothing more IMHO.
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