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Re^2: A New Lesson For My CGI Course

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 10, 2005 at 14:30 UTC ( #420943=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread A New Lesson For My CGI Course

"Why should you remove fatalsToBrowser in production? I didn't immediately make the connection when I first heard it and I'd been programming webapps for over a year by then ..." What I've always heard is "because an error message may give an 'evil hacker type' too much information". Someone else can probably elaborate as to how valid that is, I don't do much CGI/web stuff. (A rails app every now and then, that's it).

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Re^3: A New Lesson For My CGI Course
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Jan 10, 2005 at 14:32 UTC
    That is the exact reason, but it's a reason that isn't immediately obvious to many people. That's why I'm suggesting Brother Ovid make it explicitly clear as to the benefit.

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