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2 responses to “Death by PDF”

  1. Beaker

    So besides the annoyance of the over-use of PDF’s as direct links (with which I agree,) you ARE aware of the Adobe exploit in the wild currently with no patch?

    Chances are your browser potentially crashed because you just got owned…

    /Hoff

  2. Zoli Erdos

    Of course, that’s why I linked to several related posts discussing this exploit.

    But my annoyance is longer term… exploit or not, sticking PDFs up instead of creating proper pages is just lazyness, and doing it without a warning is even worse. In fact any navigational button that invokes an external app instead of just displaying a page should be clearly differentiated from the regular ones.