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Re: Image mode

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Image mode
Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2007 18:16:17 -0500

    Switching image display off in a mail reader is like switching it off
    in a web browser.  Does Firefox query the user before displaying an
    image?  "Warning!  The web page you're browsing contains an image!
    Image libraries are sometimes prone to buffer overflows!  Do you
    really wish to expose yourself to this danger!!1!?"

If this argument is valid for Gnus, it seems just as valid for
visiting a file directly with Emacs.

To the extent that image libraries have bugs, there will be some level
of danger in viewing images with Emacs.  That danger will obtain
regardless of whether the image files have expected image extensions.
It doesn't go away just because the JPG is in a file called foo.jpg.

Lars' argument seems to show that we just have to live with it.

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