CGI Tutorial

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Mon Oct 9 05:47:46 CEST 2006

In message <mailman.1294.1159995176.10491.python-list at>, Clodoaldo
Pinto Neto wrote:

> 2006/10/4, Tim Chase <python.list at>:
>> The code is very dangerous...allowing any ol' schmoe to run
>> arbitrary code on your server.  At the barest of minimums, I'd
>> plaster the code with warnings that this is a Very Dangerous
>> Thing(tm) to do.
> I though the danger was so obvious that i didn't bother. Now i have
> issued a warning.

I wonder whether warnings are enough. People are still going to copy and
paste the dodgy code from your tutorial into their site. The only way
around this is to offer good, robust code to begin with.

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