[Standards-JIG] JEP-0017 Framing: Why was it rejected?

David Waite dwaite at gmail.com
Wed Oct 20 21:20:18 UTC 2004


On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 15:11:33 -0600, Peter Millard <pgmillard at gmail.com> wrote:

> As a related side note... if you just want something that routes
> packets, you definitely don't need a full-blown XML parser.. All you
> need is an "angle-bracket parser", and strstr to find the to= bits.

Not true, you have to do well-formedness checking as a router;
otherwise you can do a denial of service by exploiting correct xml
behavior in the recipient (disconnecting on receipt of non-well-formed
xml.)

Besides, there are several places where both angle brackets can be
included without contributing to element nesting; inside attributes,
comments, and CDATA.



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