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Re: virus?

From: Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 00:20:03 +0200
To: "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>
Cc: <www-style@w3.org>
Message-ID: <rvrjos01ija20h3l3f7fl253nlo8h0lerc@4ax.com>
On Thu, 3 Aug 2000 14:36:27 -0400, "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>

>Matthew Brealey wrote:
>> function screw() {
>> (To crash the system immediately, overwrite the swap file as well.)
>> 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).
>This is another good reason why the 'E' of BECSS should be dropped.  Do
>"behaviors" in CSS syntax if you will, but as a *separate* entity.  Script does
>not belong inside CSS, no matter how convenient in might be to script kiddies or
>mass-market UA vendors wishing to avoid MIME issues.
>Make it an extension to <script>, not to <style>.

You are definitely not alone on that view.

(but personally I would like to see the whole of BECSS buried for good)

The following is damned good reading, if we all know how to find a year+
old message...

From: aray@nmds.com (Arjun Ray)
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References: <37A87E00.FD285C9E@css.nu> <37AA89DA.1F97F064@der.edf.fr>

Jan Roland Eriksson <jrexon@newsguy.com>
Received on Thursday, 3 August 2000 18:19:40 UTC

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