[whatwg] base64 entities

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Aug 26 13:20:30 PDT 2010

On 26.08.2010 22:10, Aryeh Gregor wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 5:58 AM, Julian Reschke<julian.reschke at gmx.de>  wrote:
>> Not convinced. There's already one way to escape these things, and this is
>> supported in all UAs.
> Adam gave two examples of cases where htmlspecialchars() is
> insufficient, even if authors do use it.  This proposal is completely
> general and will work anywhere, even in<script>.  Is automated
> general escaping even possible right now in<script>  for text/html?

I have to admit that I'm not sure what's special about <script> here. 
Are you saying that it's insufficient to escape all characters that have 
a special meaning there?

Server-wise, how is introducing a new escape mechanism any better than 
fixing the support code for the existing mechanism?

Best regards, Julian

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