CNN T-Shirts

From a few places comes news that CNN is selling t-shirts with news headlines on them.  An interesting/unusual idea, sure, but they've done one thing very wrong.

The text on the shirt is part of the URL.

All of which means I can presumably order (but at least create an image of) a shirt that says, "CNN slept with your mum" or "I like short shorts".  The shirts come with a line underneath the headline that says, "I just saw it on CNN.com" and the date of the news story.  A person could have fun with that...

Now I'm all for RESTful architecture when it's appropriate, but there should really be some checking to make sure the headline exists...

Damo

Damian Brady

I'm an Australian developer, speaker, and author specialising in DevOps, developer process, and software architecture. I love Octopus Deploy, Visual Studio Team Services, and reducing process waste.

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