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Mozilla to release Content Security Policy

Robert Hansen (RSnake) and others have been working with Mozilla for years to develop a working solution to the problem of user-submitted active content. Well, they're finally close to a solution. Mozilla is releasing their Content Security Policy in version 3.6 of Firefox, which will help to "prevent the creation of JavaScript code from potentially tainted strings", among other things. Basically, this means that if you're a site like eBay that wants to allow users to enter certain "safe" HTML, but not run scripts, you will be able to use Mozilla's Content Security Policy to help ensure that (at least in Firefox).

I sincerely hope other browser vendors follow suit. If this type of thing can become the standard, it will provide a powerful tool for interactive, customizable sites to protect their users.
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