Archive of UserLand's first discussion group, started October 5, 1998.
Re: Tim Bray on the HotMail Hole
Author: Colin Meginnis Posted: 8/31/1999; 11:24:38 AM Topic: Tim Bray on the HotMail Hole Msg #: 10328 (In response to 10254) Prev/Next: 10327 / 10329
I'm really curious what the designers really had in mind...
I think I might have figured it out. The designers of Hotmail thought that since they were using frames nobody would ever figure out that HoTMaiL is distributed among several servers. That is, "www.hotmail.com" should have remained in the browser's location field. And the decay at the company that Dave mentioned lies at least partially between the designers and programmers.
Could it be that simple? As strange as it might seem, I think it's a possibility.
There are responses to this message:
- Re: Tim Bray on the HotMail Hole, Dave Winer, 8/31/1999; 11:35:58 AM
- the probelm is NOT with hotmail!, Patrick Breitenbach, 8/31/1999; 1:25:10 PM
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