[whatwg] RDFa Features

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Thu Aug 28 15:07:49 PDT 2008

Taking your argument to the extreme, the worst malicious DNS would be the
one that consistently returns "NXDOMAIN".  I am afraid this is not the case.
Targeted attacks are actually more harmful, as you have correctly pointed

-----Original Message-----
From: whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org
[mailto:whatwg-bounces at lists.whatwg.org] On Behalf Of Ben Adida
Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:46 PM
To: Kristof Zelechovski
Cc: whatwg at lists.whatwg.org; 'Manu Sporny'
Subject: Re: [whatwg] RDFa Features

Kristof Zelechovski wrote:
> Ian's question was about what happens when it goes down forever, or gets
> taken over, intercepted, squatted, spoofed or redirected because of a
> malicious DNS.

Okay, let's get rid of a few cases. Malicious DNS will break
*everything* if you don't have DNSSEC. Google isn't Google, none of your
lookups are trustworthy, etc...

You're effectively saying "what if the web breaks completely?"

Well then, there's no web metadata, but there's no web either, so what's
the point.

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