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Re: virus?

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Date: Thu, 03 Aug 2000 20:16:46 +0200
To: www-style@w3.org
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On Thu, 3 Aug 2000 19:51:34 +0200 (W. Europe Daylight Time), Håkon Wium
Lie <howcome@opera.com> wrote:

>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.

And the whole idea about a connection between CSS and script engines in
UA's gave raise to a few "comments" when BeCSS was first presented.

That did not stop a certain UA vendor to go ahead with it though :-(

Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Received on Thursday, 3 August 2000 14:16:28 UTC

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