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I've had to do a bit of sanitizing input and parsing HTML documents "for real" at my job. It's not a primary duty, of course, but it comes up now and then. It seems like a reasonable test for "can they actually write some code to a well-defined spec," although probably not a great test for "are they good at working on a team and architecting bigger projects."



This is also a practice that is extremely easy to teach and fix.


But can be very costly to your business.

SQL Injection--not html parsing ;)




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