Awasu » Awasu 2.2.5.alpha1 released
Sunday 3rd December 2006 4:31 AM [Awasu News]

The first 2.2.5 alpha release (what's this?) is now available here.

This is one of those depressing releases where we've busted a gut changing how things work under the hood but you will probably not see too much different :-(

Awasu has long had a "plain text" mode, where it would strip all HTML tags from feed content before showing it to you. However, while it rendered your feed content safe, it was a bit heavy-handed in that it stripped everything, including tags that are perfectly safe e.g. <b> or <p>.

This release introduces a much smarter and selective process of removing dangerous HTML from your feeds. Everything is configured to work out of the box, so you don't need to do anything for this feature to be active. Combined with the new Enhanced IE security introduced in the last release, it ensures that Awasu is resistant to any Bad Stuff(TM) hackers might try to deliver to your computer via a feed.

Many thanks to James Snell for his depressingly comprehensive test suite that uses a wide range of different techniques to try and get into your computer. Awasu passes all 1397 (!) of the tests. Great reading for software developers who don't want to sleep at nights :brood:

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