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, "" 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.

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