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Thursday, December 20, 2001

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World Domination Continues

The Essay I wrote for Independents Day has been translated into French

"The most dangerous words on the planet" - American Version
read here - go there

"Les mots les plus dangereux de la plančte" - European Version (French)
read here - go there
Hattip: Carole Guevin

Mine is only one. I am in some pretty fast company here, with Marko Radakovic, Carole Guevin, Jeffrey Zeldman, Philippe Gully, Christopher Robbins and Kitty Mead.

Another Patch?

Microsoft has released yet another patch for Internet Explorer.

This update eliminates all known security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer 5.5 Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Internet Explorer 6, and addresses the "Incorrect Content-Disposition Handling Can Cause IE to Execute Code Automatically" security vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and 6, and is discussed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS01-058. Download now to protect your computer from all previously discussed security vulnerabilities affecting Internet Explorer 5.5 SP2 and 6, as well as three newly discovered vulnerabilities: the File Execution vulnerability, a variant of the Frame Domain Verification vulnerability, and the File Name Spoofing vulnerabilty.

Security Update
read here - go there
Source: Microsoft

Note: I would have posted this sooner but I have been busy installing this on client machines.

Statement of Concern

The role of Journalism on the web is changing as well as the definition of a Journalist. This statement offers a well thought out direction for anybody who is writing on the web

Statement of Concern
read here - go there
Source: Committee of Concerned Journalists

Current Opinion

No RAND for Me

The web works because HTML is an open system.

The majority of what you see on your screen is written in Hyper Text Markup Language. This language has been carefully created to extend the capabilities of what can be communicated from one computer to another. The source for this is the W3C World Wide Web Consortium.

The W3C holds a special position in our little world. We in concert, without clubs, memberships, secret handshakes, or free mouse pads, have decided to agree on the W3C Recommendations as the stone tablets of our universe of the web. We are here as these 'standards' are non-proprietary, open source, and do not 'belong' to anybody. This means that we have a baseline to begin our exploration and experimentation with what we can get to show up in a browser.

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