In message <9607018389 .
uk>, "Steve Betts" writes:
>I understand how a firewall might be configured to block Java or ActiveX
>executable files, by looking at the file extension. How does a firewall
>of a comment in an HTML document? Does it now have to be an HTML
>interpreter as well?
inside comments, they also have a <script> tag that tells the client what
language they're written in.
If the server parses the HTML and applys rules to it before handing it to the
client, it can actually remove the <applet>, <object>, and <script> tags as
a performance hit, but if the server can cache these preprocessed files it
may speed things up a bit.