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