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Re: Pueblo and Java.

Im just a little confused as to your security breach dilema.  Are you 
saying that the URL would be specified by the user (that makes perfect 
sense to me, seems the only plausible way to do it) or be pages on some 
standard machine that houses moo html objects? Either way the user has to 
have SOME way of puting whatever he/she/er wants ON the page.  As long as 
you're allowing the user to put whatever they want on the page, you're 
going to have this problem, whether you encode the URL or not.  The only 
way to really get around the problem is to implement a web page policy 
stating something like this:
1) NO links to nude Babes on Ice
2) if you DO have a link to nude babes on ice, make sure theres a vivid 
textual description fo those in the blind community.


On Fri, 8 Nov 1996, John Leone wrote:

> Hi guys,
> I'm a little backlogged on mail, so didn't jump in when everyone was 
> talkign.  After reading some of the conversation on Pueblo I downloaded 
> it.  It crashed as soon as I booted and couldn't make it work, running 
> Win'95.  So, I can't really follow the thread.
> In any event, I've seen on other moo's a telnet client built into the web 
> page.  Figured this was done with java, so bought a book on java.  I've 
> looked at the telnet code for it, and that can be hacked into a moo 
> client pretty easily.(grin, 3 months later, it looked easy.)  What I'd 
> like to do is a double window web page.  with the top half showing the 
> url of a graphic, and the bottome window being a moo client.  I think it 
> can be done without much moo hacking, just a property, called, I don't 
> know, web on player, and a mod of look self that it sends an encoded url 
> to the java program.
> In any event those are my thoughts in this very preliminary stage.  The 
> method is a security breach though, if someone knew the code, they could 
> just send the player the url of nude babes on ice or something(chuckle)
> In any event, I would like to join this other list if it is formed, 
> because I want to keep up with the Jones.  But, I want somethign 
> flexible, because we have a large blind community, so I want them to get 
> text descriptions of any graphic.
> Happy Surfing,
>                John Leone  john@GrassRootsMOO 8888

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