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Slashdot: HTML Rendering crashing IE. Here's a test page that crashes my Internet Explorer 6.0 SP2 with all patches. Thanks to the wonders of integration, it also crashes any other product using Microsoft HTML rendering libraries. That would include Outlook and Outlook Express, leading the way for a brave new world of Denial-Of-Service-By-Email for people still using Microsoft mail products.

That's not terribly funny. But here's the funny part. Here's the markup that makes it crash:

<html>
<form>
<input type crash>
</form>
</html>

Presumably there are other variations, but that just made my day.

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