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[whatwg] The problem of duplicate ID as a security issue

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 08:21:36 +0100
Message-ID: <lr9212ls05b5vqa6q8r5iedhobd0a9itkl@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>
* Alexey Feldgendler wrote:
>This kind of attack is hard to circumvent through use of HTML cleaners  
>because id="addtomemories" looks like an innocent attribute, like an  
>anchor for navigation. Preventing such attacks by a HTML cleaner would  
>require either making a full list of all "forbidden" IDs, class names etc,  
>or imposing Draconian rules upon user-supplied content, completely  
>disallowing such useful attributes like id and class.

A full list of all forbidden IDs would be as simple as /^acme-/ which
would already be necessary to ensure conforming content.
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