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Re: [Groff] Mission statement

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: Re: [Groff] Mission statement
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:34:56 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)


Deri James wrote on Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 01:26:02PM +0000:
> On Tue 18 Mar 2014 12:58:09 Ingo Schwarze wrote:

>> Security-wise, PDF is one of the most dangerous file formats, nowadays.

> That is true if the pdf reader you are using is configured to action
> all the extra bits which Adobe added to the standard (i.e. forms,
> flash and javascript).

I certainly don't trust my browser to keep all that disabled.

> Without these "extras" it has the same risks as any other 
> application consuming input from the web with regard to buffer
> overflows etc.

Except the PDF format is more complex than most, offering much
opportunity for bugs.

Just saying, not everybody accepts PDF as a web document format,
not only for lack of support in the tools, but also as a conscious


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