Re: safeguarding a live getData() against looping scripts? (was: Re: clipboard events)

On Wed, 18 May 2011, Daniel Cheng wrote:
> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 16:54, Hallvord R. M. Steen <>wrote:
> > 
> > Not 100% sure what you mean by "concerns" - do you mean for example if 
> > I drag a selection that embeds local images from my local word 
> > processing application to an online editor? I don't know how/if DnD 
> > handles this use case. CCing Ian.
> We're going out of our way to do lots of special processing for HTML in 
> a paste. Why doesn't a drop of HTML get the same treatment?

Presumably the scenario is that hostile page A provides some content and 
gets the user to select and copy or drag it to page B's contentEditable 
region, including any script in the selection, which once pasted becomes a 
cross-site scripting vulnerability.

As far as I see it, the right way to solve this is for dragging, copying, 
dropping, and pasting of HTML to filter the DOM using a whitelist. It's 
not clear to me that this needs to be done in an interoperable way.

I've mentioned this in the drag-and-drop spec.

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