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RE: Behavior, scripts, CSS

From: Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Aug 2000 09:47:27 -0400
Message-Id: <200008041344.JAA08107@hesketh.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
At 12:13 AM 8/4/00 -0700, Rowland Shaw wrote:
>To highly abbreviate Simon's message, and to counter his argument -- the
>scripting facilities in Microsoft Office were intended for legitimate
>developers, but 'Script Kiddies' used it to create some of the fastest
>spreading viruses everywhere...

Microsoft has done a crappy job of providing security.  That doesn't mean
that all scripting is bad.  Connecting the browser directly to OS internals
probably is a bad idea, though.

Scripts don't deserve this reputation problem...

>If BECSS makes it into a browser on my machine, I'd hope I'd have the
>ability to disable the behaviours within it.

I'd certainly expect you'd be able to.

Simon St.Laurent
XML Elements of Style / XML: A Primer, 2nd Ed.
http://www.simonstl.com - XML essays and books
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