RE: RE: Formatting Processing Instructions
This is true. OTOH, they'd have to get through a considerable amount of well-positioned firepower to do that and most malware authors aren't that determined. The ironic bit is when it was an SGML hypertext system with innovative SGML style sheets running on the networks before Mosaic was a gray-page with a blinking tag, it was considered oddball because it didn't require the use of DTDs (well-formed markup was obvious but the SGML community was not about to back off the standard). The NIST people wanted it dead. The SGML community wanted it dead. The tech pubs community wanted it dead. Twenty years on, it is still standing. Let's hear it for Humvees with gaudy accoutrement. If nothing else, the web revolution taught us that no solution is right until the right people benefit. Efficient hybrids were impossible until the last time gas hit $4 a gallon. Then amazingly, they were there. That's the politics of innovation: the winner takes the spoils so be alert and sure to take out the other guy as soon as they show signs of smart. "Innovators: face down in the mud with arrows in their back." len -----Original Message----- From: John Cowan [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of John Cowan Sent: Friday, March 02, 2012 12:06 PM To: Len Bullard Cc: Betty Harvey; Rick Jelliffe; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: RE: Formatting Processing Instructions Len Bullard scripsit: > So far no one has introduced a virus through IADS. However they manage > it, as hedges go, it's sturdier than any web browser. Well, it's obviously not cost-effective for malware authors to attack such an oddball thing. For a long time there wasn't much Linux malware, mostly for the same reason. -- John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com "After all, would you consider a man without honor wealthy, even if his Dinar laid end to end would reach from here to the Temple of Toplat?" "No, I wouldn't", the beggar replied. "Why is that?" the Master asked. "A Dinar doesn't go very far these days, Master. --Kehlog Albran Besides, the Temple of Toplat is across the street." The Profit
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