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.rdf file extension security?

From: Phil Archer <phil.archer@icra.org>
Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2005 22:13:32 -0000
Message-ID: <010401c507e2$886f5c50$53276551@PHILXP>
To: <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>

Dear all,

As part of work I'm hoping to discuss at the SWIG meeting in Boston in a 
month's time, I'm building a system to put RDF instances on a wide variety 
of servers in different hosting environments. Easy enough? Well, it would 
seem not.

For example, if you're a hobby webmaster and you're a British Telecom 
customer, your web address is - wait for it - 
uk.geocities.com/username@btinternet.com/. Their ftp system won't allow .rdf 
files to be uploaded (although .xml is OK).

Is there a security issue (real or perceived) around .rdf? Or is it just 
that the good folk at Geocities/Yahoo/BT haven't added .rdf to the list of 
allowed file types?

A Windows server I did manage to upload a .rdf file to then wouldn't serve 
it back under default settings. Same issue??

Light in this dark corner much appreciated.


Phil Archer
Chief Technical Officer
Internet Content Rating Association
Label your site today at http://www.icra.org
Received on Monday, 31 January 2005 22:17:03 UTC

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