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


Presumably it should be safe to open in in MathReader and see what it 
really contains.
Andrzej

On 6 Feb 2005, at 05:45, DrBob wrote:

> 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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