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RE: URI handling woes in Acrobat Reader, Netscape, Miranda, Skype

Roger A. Grimes wrote Friday, October 05, 2007 3:54 PM

I'm asking, with genuine interest and a listening ear, what is the best long term
solution you envision, to solve the larger problem?

Apparently the long term solution is for third-party apps to point blame at Microsoft, and for Microsoft to point blame at third-party apps. They are both right except in absolving themselves.

To start with this problem does not exist under IE6, regardless of third-party protocol handler vulnerability. So the question is, why did it open up after installing IE7? This portion is for Microsoft to address - either it is a required consequence of new functionality that they should reconsider, or it is a mistake that they should fix.

The individual third-party applications also need to sanitize their input of course.