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miles@milessabin.com (Miles Sabin) writes:
>> So is RDDL now a security risk?
>Potentially ... yes.
>How many times have we discussed the external entity thing on this list 
>now? Any of the issues with them apply equally here.

Given that RDDL itself contains further links to resources, this
probably needs some kind of direct addressing; "security" doesn't appear
in the current spec.

>And in fact David Megginson warned about the dangers of automagically 
>dereferencing namespace URIs long before RDDL came along,
>  http://lists.xml.org/archives/xml-dev/200101/msg00057.html

David's been way ahead of most on these issues.
Simon St.Laurent
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