WPL vs. AntiXSS

May 20, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Hi there - can someone clearly explain the differences between AntiXSS and WPL? Both in terms of functionality and released versions?  I have seen discussions saying that AntiXSS has been deprecated and will create warnings when compiled - but I do not see any place to get the (apparently more recent ?) WPL? Can someone please clear this up?  Thank you.


May 21, 2010 at 2:46 PM

WPL is a project name for some of the web protection technologies from the Information Security Tools team. AntiXSS is just one of those tools.

As we start to release more and more of the tools under the WPL banner we've made the decision to move them into a single namespace hierarchy, which is why the old namespace and methods have been marked as deprecated. AntiXSS is not going away, if you do see deprecated warnings on compilation simply switch to the new namespace as recommended in the message.

May 22, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Got it - that clears it up.  Thanks!