Re: Suggestion for a new URL type (Marc Andreessen)
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 93 17:31:20 -0500
From: (Marc Andreessen)
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To: Rob Raisch <>
Cc: "William M. Perry" <>,
Subject: Re: Suggestion for a new URL type 
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Rob Raisch writes:
> If a dedicated cracker wishes to break the system, I would suggest
> that writing an HTML document, and using that as a lock pick on
> doors which have no locks to begin with, would be a marvelous
> exercise in stupidity.

This is true in and of itself.  However, the true danger is that this
is would be a remarkably efficient way to trick other people into
doing things not in their best interest (as Marc VH points out) and
therefore I think this is a bad road to travel down.  Let's keep such
functionality on the server/gateway side; it is easy enough to write
gateways as it is (and in fact it would be trivial to write a gateway
to accomplish exactly the functionality Rob describes).