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Re: On being a browser

by liz (Monsignor)
on Sep 29, 2003 at 11:38 UTC ( #294930=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to On being a browser

All Details Are Hidden: you a running a browser --everything under the hood (cookies, redirects, etc) is invisible...

I'd worry about this for these reasons:

  • Towards the future: when Microsoft decides it's time to update your browser, will it continue to work? Of course this applies to new versions of WWW::Mechanize as well, but at least that has a test-suite.
  • MSIE is notorious for its security flaws. I would be hesitant about running this on a server platform.
  • Who knows what information about the system MSIE sends to Microsoft. And what it can send "on demand".

Liz

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