----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Sill" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, April 06, 2001 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: FY;) [Jamie McCarthy: [IRR] The nightmare] (fwd)
> Eugene Leitl <Eugene.Leitl@lrz.uni-muenchen.de> wrote:
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2001 13:09:51 -0400
> > From: david mankins <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: [Jamie McCarthy: [IRR] The nightmare]
> > - Some version of Microsoft Internet Explorer has a security
> > hole that basically permits an email message to run an
> > arbitrary bit of code when the message is read.
> Reality check: Internet Explorer is a web browser, Outlook Express is a
> agent. Which has the bug?
This may very well refer to a com object which is part of IE, and which
allows Outlook Express to work with HTML email. The two products (plus a
bunch of others) are only separate at the topmost layers; they are based in
a bunch of services which are provided by an (ever changing) library of com
This, btw, is where the claim of the browser being part of the OS begins to
make some kind of sick sense. It's not quite true; the topmost, presentation
layer of the browser is definitely an app, but below that, it becomes a
weird, definitional debate.
Emlyn James O'Regan - Managing Director
Wizards of AU
"Australian IT Wizards - US Technology Leaders
Pure International Teleworking in the Global Economy"
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