Text Reversal Exploit information

 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:24 am    Post subject: Text Reversal Exploit information Reply with quote

There's an exploit out there that, when posted to some sites, will cause the entire container to be reversed (text inside a div, table, or textarea for example).

I wrote a fix for it below, and figured I'd share it with everybody:

Text Reversal Exploit and Fix
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:31 am    Post subject: Re: Text Reversal Exploit information Reply with quote

Toasty wrote:
There's an exploit out there that, when posted to some sites, will cause the entire container to be reversed (text inside a div, table, or textarea for example).

I wrote a fix for it below, and figured I'd share it with everybody:

Text Reversal Exploit and Fix


The 3 chars you've found are the Unicode right to left mark and it is used to switch the direction of text when mixing RTL with LTR scripts (Arabic or Hebrew with Latin for example).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right-to-left_mark .
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh thanks a ton!

I had no idea what that was, and appreciate the insight!
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