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The real killer is HTML

The real killer is HTML

Posted Jun 29, 2004 21:50 UTC (Tue) by bfields (subscriber, #19510)
In reply to: The real killer is HTML by nix
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's guide to graphical mail clients

> Nothing wrong with rendering HTML: the problem is
> rendering images (and other external objects that
> involve touching the network) in that HTML.

Well, this is a different issue, but I also do worry
about the complexity of the processing that is triggered
when reading a mail (usually from someone I don't trust).
HTML adds a bit more--can you be positive that someone
can't overflow some buffer by, e.g., sending you mail
with some bizarre set of nested tables?


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