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


An interesting proposal, but:  If you install MathReader on a system 
that already has Mathematica, what will that do to the association of 
.nb files with programs?

Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:
> 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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