Re: Re: Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg53998] Re: [mg53956] Re: [mg53929] Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia*From*: DrBob <drbob at bigfoot.com>*Date*: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 00:45:20 -0500 (EST)*References*: <ctni1a$eu2$1@smc.vnet.net> <200502040911.EAA01047@smc.vnet.net> <200502050815.DAA22196@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: drbob at bigfoot.com*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

The text version of a notebook is nearly unreadable in general, however -- if it includes exponents, Greek symbols, fractions, != symbols, et cetera. There'd be no way to look at it in a text editor (I think) and determine whether it had malicious content. Bobby On Sat, 5 Feb 2005 03:15:19 -0500 (EST), Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu> wrote: > A Mathematica notebook is just a text file, after all. So a good > precaution would be to open such a downloaded notebook in a text editor, > e.g., Notepad on Windows, before ever attempting to open the notebook in > Mathematica. > > David Bailey wrote: >> This looks interesting, but how will you avoid the possibility that >> someone will upload a malicious notebook? I suppose it is a case of let >> the downloader beware? >> >> David Bailey >> dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk >> >> > -- DrBob at bigfoot.com www.eclecticdreams.net

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**Re: Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia***From:*Murray Eisenberg <murray@math.umass.edu>