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Ovid (2709)

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Stuff with the Perl Foundation. A couple of patches in the Perl core. A few CPAN modules. That about sums it up.

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Thursday December 21, 2006
09:37 AM

<![CDATA[ kill me now ]]>

[ #31984 ]

One of our developers sent me a snippet of "code" from a third party product. Seems it's "programmed" in XML. The snippet (huge snippet) he sent me had VBScript embedded in a CDATA section. This VBScript modifies the XML it's contained in ...

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  • ... to "help" the XSLT processor by processing the difficult parts in an easier language.

    I had heard of it before, but haven't seen it in real life.. But now, I looked it up, and found an online article [microsoft.com]. Is this what you were talking about?
  • This VBScript modifies the XML it's contained in

    Kill it, quick, before it becomes self-aware!

    • Kill it, quick, before it becomes self-aware!
      Oh oh. We haven't heard from Ovid lately. It might have been too late. We can only hope someone isolated the machine from the Internet.