News Wire: Chris Wilson to Chair W3C HTML Working Group

Kevin Yank
  • A new XSS vulnerability has been found in Acrobat and Acrobat Reader 7.0.8 and earlier for Windows. If a vulnerable user follows a malicious link to a PDF on your site, the browser will silently execute the attacker’s JavaScript code on the user’s behalf.
  • Sam Ruby walks through setting up your site to provide your OpenID for auto-discovery. With OpenID quickly becoming the flavour of the month for de-centralized ID solutions, this is as good a time as any to get up to speed on the topic. (thanks, andrewk)
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  • Requires prototype, but if your project is already using it this is a nice and simple form validation method. Just remember, only fools leave input validation solely in the hands of JavaScript… (thanks, andrewk)
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  • This latest beta from Microsoft adds a number of features that bring it closer to a tool like Firebug. It also adds a couple of unique features, such as the ability to track down CSS selectors that don’t match any elements on the page.
  • Chris Wilson, Platform Architect of the Internet Explorer Platform team comments on his being nominated for chair of the W3C’s new HTML Working Group. Is a major browser vendor a good choice to lead the WG? Is there anyone else who’d take the job?
  • An idea we’ve been tossing around internally at SitePoint, Matt Brindley and the crew at SiteVista have launched an email client testing service, that lets you see how your email will look in some of the major email clients. (thanks, malikyte)
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