Smart Tags On The Weather Site
Richard Greenwood -|- 858-549-6894
richard at NTADVISORS.COM
Wed Aug 8 12:25:21 PDT 2001
Ths is NOT an M$ issue... it goes way beyond that!!!
From: markw at wolfenet.org [mailto:markw at wolfenet.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 12:19 PM
To: kplug-list at kernel-panic.org
Subject: Re: Smart Tags On The Weather Site
This linux thing is looking better all the time. :)
Bob La Quey wrote:
> At 11:38 AM 8/8/01 -0700, you wrote:
> >I agree that this raises lots of ethical issues.
> >But you can turn off these SmartTags on a per page basis by including
> >a meta-tag. I even saw a thread on how to configure Apache to add
> >the SmartTags disabling meta-tag to all served pages.
> >I personally think it should be the other way around, SmartTags off
> >by default, and only on when a meta-tag is enabled. The current way
> >is like saying we'll discontinue life support unless you provide
> >documentation requesting otherwise.
> This was/is true for IE which actually played fair. It is not true
> for the trojan like TopText which simply intercepts the HTML text
> stream and rewrites it into a new HTML text stream. There is nothing
> that requires it to respect the Smart Tag disabling meta-tag. Nothing you
> can do once the data has left your server, short of a good encryption,
> authentification, system that ties the browser to the server can prevent
> this sort of rewriting.
> We may have to play a deeper game to deal with this sort of problem.
> Bob La Quey
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