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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg54028] Re: [mg54004] Re: [mg53998] Re: [mg53956] Re: [mg53929] Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 05:31:03 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*References*: <ctni1a$eu2$1@smc.vnet.net> <200502040911.EAA01047@smc.vnet.net> <200502050815.DAA22196@smc.vnet.net> <200502060545.AAA12276@smc.vnet.net> <200502070812.DAA22479@smc.vnet.net>*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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 >> >> > > > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305

**References**:**Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia***From:*David Bailey <dave@Remove_Thisdbailey.co.uk>

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

**Re: Re: Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia***From:*DrBob <drbob@bigfoot.com>

**Re: Re: Re: Re: New Web Site for Mathematica Users using WikiMedia***From:*Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz@mimuw.edu.pl>