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

On Thu, 07 Jun 2007 00:42:31 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

>> IDs in user-supplied content are only useful as fragment identifiers for
>> URLs, and mangling them like that defeats this use case because you
>> don't know N before you post the comment, and therefore can't make
>> internal links within the body (and it's also unobvious when you try to
>> make links to parts of your article afterwards).

> True. I don't have a good solution to this that doesn't involve code on
> the server-side, though.

Some form of sandboxing would be one.

Alexey Feldgendler <alexey at feldgendler.ru>
[ICQ: 115226275] http://feldgendler.livejournal.com

Received on Thursday, 7 June 2007 00:32:32 UTC