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Sat 22 May 2004
Category : Commentary/codepoetry.txt
Code Poetry (now, that's a nice name) has an interesting insight into the "Help Viewer" security hole, analysing how it could have happened, and tracing the history of Apple's help technologies all the way back to Balloon Help and Macintosh Guide.
It's an interesting bug because it seems to have been arisen as a side-effect of good intentions - to create a really usable help system. No harm done and easy enough to fix - I've already run Apple's Software Update.
Contrast Code Poetry's calm analysis with the typical hysteria in the popular press ("THE CALM arrogance of SnApple users ... "). Guess which article of the two we could learn more from?
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