Re: Regulating PUA.

Date: Tue Jan 23 2007 - 19:05:22 CST

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    Agreed, blocking PUAs from html pages would lead to people putting the
    charcters they want in non PUA locations, which is much worse.


    Quoting Richard Wordingham <>:

    > Philippe Verdy wrote on Monday, January 22, 2007 9:14 AM
    >> For me, a pure HTML document that contains PUAs should be
    > declared invalid > or should remap all PUAs to non-characters with
    > the same default "square > box", whatever their source,
    > unless the HTMLdocuments instructs explicitly > the browser to use
    > a specific PUA convention.
    >> I consider this "PUA leakage bug" as a serious security
    > issue, much more > serious than a interoperability problem (which
    > it is not). To close this > bug, a protocol should be created to
    > allow transmitting those private > convention agreements, in
    > addition to the character encoding information.
    > Isn't there already an existing protocol? It's something like, 'To
    > read this page properly, you need to install xxx font, which may be
    > downloaded from yyy.' It's used for hack fonts based on encoded
    > scripts. Why allow these and ban material using the PUA?
    > Richard.

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