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Re: Image mode

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Image mode
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 12:48:47 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:

> In fact, if anything I'm arguing against security warnings; my point
> is that we cannot reliably protect the user. Believing that a match
> between contents and file extension should somehow be more trusted
> is false security.

I wish you'd stop beating this strawman.  We are not talking about
Emacs trusting a file.  We are talking about letting the _user_ make
an informed decision what he considers ok to do with the file.  When
the user tells Emacs "open this JPEG file", and Emacs would not open
it as a JPEG file, it should tell the user that it is going to attempt
something different.

David Kastrup

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