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Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2012 19:07:35 +0100
From: Timo Warns <>
Subject: Re: Robust XML validation

Am 13.12.2012 17:19, schrieb Tim:
>> Validating against trusted schemas/DTDs would not be sufficient in my
>> opinion. For example, such validations are not effective against the
>> billion laughs attack (
> But... isn't the point that you'd never accept a DTD or schema from an
> untrusted source?  That is, never even bother to parse it and
> arguably, reject documents from users that contain them.

What I wanted to say is that validating an XML document against a
trusted schema/DTD may already exhaust resources (e.g,. due to
expansions necessary for a validation).

Regards, Timo

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