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Re: XInclude: security risk 1

Re:  XInclude: security risk 1
>It is somewhat (though far 
>from completely) mitigated by the fact that the document() function 
>can only point to well-formed XML documents so it can't steal 
>absolutely any file or URL.

You could combine it with an entity reference: use document() to refer
to an external document that has a file: entity reference.  Then any
plain text without less-thans or ampersands will be well-formed.

I'm sure that current browsers must already prevent this, probably by
disallowing file: references from non-trusted documents.

-- Richard


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