Posts Tagged: maven

Recently I have had the opportunity to fix a cross-site-scripting problem. The problem: a lot of JSON objects are being sent over the wire and the data is not being html escaped. This means that anyone who would put html data IN would get it out and make any user vulnerable for XSS attacks. In this case, JSON objects are being created by using the MappingJacksonHttpMessageConverter. This is deliverd by the Spring framework. Normally it is instantiated when you use spring-mvc (using the mvc-annotation tag). This allowed us to just return an object and the… Read Article →

Recently I had to set up a XMLRPC Server. Using Apache’s XMLRPC it should not be that hard to set up. It wasn’t. But it did not work the first time. The XMLRPC Serlvet would not be initialized properly because it could not find the file. I was a bit suprised, because I had it in my src/main/org/apache/xmlrpc/webserver path… so why did it not work? The reason is that whenever you run your Tomcat webserver, configured to look into your project directory (using the tomcat-sysdeo maven plugin) which is set up using maven; you’ll… Read Article →

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