[ic] disabling GET variables
emailgrant123b at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 13 12:18:24 EDT 2004
--- Jon Jensen <jon at endpoint.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 28 May 2004, Grant wrote:
> > I've been careful to not rely on any GET variables
> > my catalog. Even so, I suppose the "id" variable
> > still passed via GET if the user has cookies
> > Is doesn't seem like a numerical "mv_pc" would
> > because it's just an anti-cacher right? That
> > the UI which has GETs all over the place.
> > It seems like a security risk to allow users to
> > variables in the URL via GET. Should I not be
> > about this, or is there a way to keep that from
> > happening?
> You could play around with that if you want, but it
> certainly won't help
> your security any. Anything that comes from the user
> is not to be trusted,
> and that includes GET, POST, the HTTP headers
> including the URL, etc.
> Also, there are times that GET is nice, namely if
> you want to be able to
> bookmark something like particular query option. If
> you POST, the
> important stuff won't be in the URL and can't be
Thanks for your response Jon. Sorry about my delayed
reply. I just got caught up on my mailing lists.
It sounds like what I'm suggesting would be a waste of
time. I'm basically trying to confine user input to
HTML forms. I'll look into this again later on.
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