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GeneralRe: Imposing data type and length restrictions at the database level is stupid! Pin
Mircea Neacsu27-Aug-21 7:11
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Jörgen Andersson27-Aug-21 9:13
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dandy7227-Aug-21 3:29
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So...you want the UI to take care of length restrictions, while the DB backend remains wide open?

What happens when a hacker finds a way to get data in without using the UI that imposes the restrictions, and starts shoveling tons of data until you run out of disk space? And uses data types that the frontend subsequently reads back doesn't expect?

Belt and suspenders have a specific meaning in IT, there's a reason it's generally a good idea.

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