[Owasp-topten] keeping the .doc and .pdf file up to date

Neil Smithline owasp-topten at smithline.net
Sat May 12 22:20:21 EDT 2007

Just to play counterpoint (if you had said not keep it around I would 
have gone with the keep it due to printing concerns as you did), I'm 
concerned there will be differences, keeping track of the master may be 
difficult as the master might end up part Wiki and part .doc, the 
Wikipedia doesn't have ways to print out articles and they get by, there 
is a chart that is really what you need to print out and keep on your 
wall, that is on one page, etc...

If we decide to go with the online doc, I'd prefer to only go PDF. .doc 
files have had just too many vulnerabilities in them. That would also 
stop people from modifying the file as PDF is typically an output-only 
format and not edited.

My take is that if we can figure out some way to easily print the Wiki, 
we go with nothing online. If we can't figure that out, we go with just 
the PDF.

- Neil

Dave Wichers wrote:
> My opinion is that we should keep it available as people will want to be
> able to download a document that is the latest OWASP Top 10. We could update
> the document periodically, like once every six months or something.
> -Dave
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Neil Smithline [mailto:owasp-topten at smithline.net] 
> Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 9:40 PM
> To: Andrew van der Stock
> Cc: Sebastien Deleersnyder; HyungKeun Park; Dave Wichers; Jeff Williams;
> dinis.cruz at owasp.net; owasp-topten at lists.owasp.org
> Subject: Re: keeping the .doc and .pdf file up to date
> What is the plans for the .doc and .pdf file once the Wiki goes live. 
> They will get stale very quickly. Are we going to leave them on the site 
> for download or not? I'm thinking it might be better if we didn't so 
> that we have only a single master copy. I think this is what we decided 
> once before but I want to confirm.
> - Neil

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