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

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  • 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
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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
>>
>>
>



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