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Re: Image mode

From: Chris Moore
Subject: Re: Image mode
Date: Mon, 05 Feb 2007 22:25:09 +0100
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Richard Stallman <address@hidden> writes:

> If some images are dangerous, the file extension cannot
> tell you whether a given image is dangerous.

No it can't, but the fact that I've seen the extension and still want
to open the image means that I'm willing to trust the image library to
display this file, perhaps because I have my antivirus program set to
scan all .jpg files whenever they are opened, for example.

I don't have my antivirus program set to scan all .txt files when they
are opened, because I trust my applications not to attempt to display
.txt files as images (or to run them as binaries, etc).  I think that
is a reasonable thing to expect of any application.

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