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Re: virus?

From: Håkon Wium Lie <howcome@opera.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 19:51:34 +0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time)
Message-ID: <14729.45350.810000.542365@gargle.gargle.HOWL>
To: webmaster@richinstyle.com
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Also sprach Matthew Brealey:

 > style type="text/css" 			add <>
 > @script {
 > function screw() {

 > Thus, I believe it is possible to produce a CSS virus, which is not cool
 > at all, particularly in view of the stuff in CSS1 about CSS not becoming
 > a programming language (it didn't say CSS wouldn't become a virus, but I
 > suppose that was obvious).

As you have shown, CSS becomes a security risk if @script is added.
Which is why I personally oppose this extension.


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