[langsec-discuss] Harmful Consequences of Postel's Maxim

Nils Dagsson Moskopp nils at dieweltistgarnichtso.net
Mon Jul 6 19:02:54 UTC 2015


Derick Winkworth <ccie15672 at gmail.com> writes:

> https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-thomson-postel-was-wrong-00
>
> Note section 6.
>
> This seems to be right up LangSec's alley.
>
> Postel's Maxim:
>
> "In general, an implementation should be conservative in its sending
> behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior."
>
> The authors of the draft propose replacing this maxim with:
>
> "Protocol designs and implementations should be maximally strict."

Like XML, I presume?

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Nils Dagsson Moskopp // erlehmann
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