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

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Mon Apr 1 11:56:01 CST 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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>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).
My guess as to why is that it's to give flexibility in the case of PHP
moving to
a different logo... and if you've built that functionality, it makes
perfect sense to use it
for an April Fool.

Me, I like the OSX one at

In particular:

   WOECommerce. privateframework
   This is the answer to the perennial question, "Why didn't Apple provide
   WebObjects developers with a set of classes such that I could simply put
   my logo in the project, then link against a framework, and it would
   automatically start up, find out what database I'm using, figure out
   what the products are, how to present them to the customer in direct
   actions, provide a shopping cart which would immediately start a
   session, determine the customer's credit limit, do the whole SSL thing,
   and configure my web server and deployment for me so I can then charge
   my client $500,000 for figuring out how to add my logo in step 1?" This
   is the first of a series of D2W (Direct To Wallet) frameworks Apple has
   developed with the generous assistance of David K. Every.

   Description forthcoming.


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