RecursivelyIronic

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bio website twitter.com/lucaswiman
location Mountain View, CA
age 31
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Aug 15 '13 at 21:19

I work on building intelligent web applications to help people find and manage information.

I'm especially interested in information extraction and data mining, but I like working on the whole stack of a feature: from the analytics to the front-end.


May
4
comment Is stripping out < and > characters an effective way of preventing XSS?
"if somehow you are placing user input into something inside a <script> tag, there are a whole myriad of things you need to worry about." Really? I haven't worried too much about this: I always encode the string using a JSON encoding library. Something like Python's json.dumps(user_input) should suffice for this, shouldn't it? (Assuming that user_input is a string.)
Jan
24
awarded  Teacher
Jan
24
answered If email is insecure, why do we use it for password resets?
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awarded  Supporter
Aug
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awarded  Autobiographer