Presenting the XML <sucker> Tag...

by Chris DiBona

While considering the Do Not Call list, I began to think about the ways of getting the data out to the various telemarketing firms and how it was likely they were using xml for the interchange of data.

Of course, this made me think that it is likely that the telemarketing folks likely have their own set of standard xml tags that they, and their spiritual brethren, the spammers, use...so I present to you, the XML <sucker> tag.


Tag: <sucker>


Usage:


<sucker>

    <vulnerableto>

      nigeriascam

    </vulnerableto>

    <vulnerableto>

      mortgage

    </vulnerableto>

    <vulnerableto>

      botox

    </vulnerableto>

    <vulnerableto>

      vacation

    </vulnerableto>

</sucker>


Alternative Usage:


<sucker vulnerableto="enlargement"/>

<sucker vulnerableto="clickingremoveme"/>

<sucker vulnerableto="workfromhome"/>


Of course this only makes one think of DTD for the creation of windows viruses and what would more efficiently inspire people to continue to open insane attachments, but I digress, and I really don't want to see rfcs posted about the "interchange of vulnerability data for use by bulk emailers".

In which Chris contemplates XML tags that might be in use by jerks.


2 Comments

anonymous2
2003-10-02 11:22:06
You forgot the best one

dotcommillionare
anonymous2
2004-01-04 06:42:33
You forgot the best one
Yes.