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Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r107264: shr.el (shr-rescale-imag

From: Lars Ingebrigtsen
Subject: Re: [Emacs-diffs] /srv/bzr/emacs/trunk r107264: shr.el (shr-rescale-image): Allow viewing large images.
Date: Mon, 13 Feb 2012 21:33:02 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130002 (Ma Gnus v0.2) Emacs/24.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> writes:

> For incredibly large images, the underlying libraries are
> likely to have unchecked integer or memory overflows, dumping
> core if you're lucky and having "interesting" behavior otherwise.
> Even if the libraries themselves are reliable (a big "if"),
> that part of Emacs is less well ironed out, and I wouldn't
> be surprised if Emacs proper has exploitable bugs in this
> area.

Right.  But the default value of 6.0 disallows a lot of real-world
images.  (9gag in particular.)  Perhaps binding it to, say, 60.0 in
shr.el would make sense?

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