2008 and web development is still in the toilet

For some reason, I find myself reading rss feeds at 2:30 a.m.

For some other reason, Jeremy decides to blog about his new toilet.

Oddly enough, I want to know all about this new bathroom fixture, so I click the link to Home Depot.

And maybe just because it’s there, I click the “product reviews” tab to see what’s so fantastic about this particular commode.

And I see this:

Home Depot

It’s 2008 and we still have problems deploying content management systems that escape text incorrectly.

I thought this might be because of PHP magic quotes, but I think this is a jsp site.


About John Herren

John Herren is a developer and technical consultant with focus on web applications. He currently serves as Director of Development for Primetime US, the company behind the hit movie and book The Secet. John was formerly staff writer and developer community evangelist for Zend Technologies. Along with founding neat experiments like TagCloud.com, John is an active member in the mashup community, working with API providers and speaking at conferences. He is a published author of Linux certification study material. John enjoys using open source software like PHP and Ruby on Rails to bend the web into exciting new chimeras of hyperlinked goodness. View all posts by John Herren

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