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[nycphp-talk] "The Web is broken and it's all your fault."

Hans Zaunere lists at zaunere.com
Wed Sep 20 09:00:39 EDT 2006



Chris Shiflett wrote on Wednesday, September 20, 2006 3:33 AM:
> Hans Zaunere wrote:
> > Pardon my bluntness, but if we follow that reasoning then
> > the entire internet is hopelessly broken and insecure.
> 
> In Rasmus's defense, that article takes many of his comments out of
> context, as he notes here:
> 
> http://paul-m-jones.com/blog/?p=232
>
> "Note that the internetnews story is a rather vague summary of my
> actual talk. Taking very short soundbytes like it does can cause
> important context to be lost."

I hear that.

Oddly enough, my post has also been taken out of context.  I was refering to
the article's reasoning Chris:

> > > 	Part of the reason Lerdorf considers the Web "broken" is that
> > > 	it is inherently insecure for a variety of reasons. One of those
> > > 	reasons sits at the feet of developers.
> >
> > Pardon my bluntness, but if we follow that reasoning then the entire
> > internet is hopelessly broken and insecure.  If email wasn't broken and
> > insecure, we wouldn't have spam.
> >
> > While I agree with Rasmus that it's the responsibility of developers to
> > ensure they write good code - one facet of which is being security
concsious
> > - this isn't an epiphany by any means.  Everything in the history of
> > computers have been plaguaed by these issues.  PHP is no different.

That article has created quite a stir, from Web 2.0 fanatics to PostgreSQL,
all thanks to context.

H





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