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Re: Autoexpanding ZIP archives?

From: Greg Hudson <ghudson_at_MIT.EDU>
Date: 2005-12-07 22:06:50 CET

On Wed, 2005-12-07 at 13:27 -0500, John Peacock wrote:
> And, as Greg points out, there are serious security issues outside of
> just the scope of how well written any client scripting may be. Any
> solution must permit the client code to ignore the server-provided
> scripts.

I'd go further, and say that the default configuration must not have
clients blindly running server-provided scripts.

I'm not wholly opposed to client-side hooks for this sort of thing, but
I think people who want them need to recognize that the best we could do
is a solution which (a) requires configuration on every client to make
work, and (b) is a nightmare in cross-platform environments.

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