[thelist] April Fools (anyone spotted the PHP one yet?)

Matthew D. Fuller fullermd at over-yonder.net
Mon Apr 1 11:53:01 CST 2002

On Mon, Apr 01, 2002 at 06:38:57PM +0100 I heard the voice of
Simon Willison, and lo! it spake thus:
> I'd always assumed that the logo image was generated by the web server
> that PHP is installed on (hence the URL) - but for this to be an April
> fool's prank from the PHP guys the image would have to be coming from
> their server. So... how come the image URL points back to the phpinfo
> page? Does the phpinfo() page grab the logo image from a php.net server
> and pass it through to the requesting browser, and if so why (seems a
> bit pointless).
> Anyways, top marks to the PHP team for the most subtle April Fool's joke
> I've seen all day but I'm still confused as to how it's technically
> possible...

Not hard.  Read the source:
<a href="http://www.php.net/"><img
border=0 align="right" alt="Thies!"></a><H1>PHP Version 4.0.6</H1>

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