Re: IBM DB2 XML functions file creation vulnerabilities

From: Marty Schrader <marty_at_parsecsystemsinc_dot_com>
Date: Mon May 02 2005 - 10:14:59 CDT

Scott Brown said:
> The IT industry took a hard look at XML years ago, asked the hard
> questions, addressed the inherent problems that come with any
> emerging technology and moved forward with it. We should benefit
> from that effort.

I'd like to add that we are missing the boat completely by arguing about XML
"security." XML is not about databases, security, or applications. XML is a
*transport* mechanism for data; it is about getting data from one place to
another with little risk that the data is corrupted by the transport process
itself. Network security, data representation, application handshaking, and
everything else is *not* relative to the issue of XML as a data transport. Let's
try to keep focused on what we're doing here, folks.

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