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   Re: SOAP, plague, love

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  • From: Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • To: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 21:45:01 +0100 (BST)

On Fri, 5 May 2000, Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> Peter Coffee singles out SOAP as a potential menace in his article on the
> latest virus and active content:
> http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/jumps/0,4270,2561866,00.html
> It's under "don't expect kindness from strangers".
> While I don't think by any means it's an argument for abandoning SOAP and
> similar protocols, it's worth remembering that these things need close
> watching and security infrastructures.

I was actually going to post something about this on mozillazine.org,
since mozilla has just incorporated XML-RPC. I'm seriously worried about
potential security holes there. I guess we'll see how it pans out - at
least with mozilla we can plug the holes as they appear.


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