W3Schools.com WTF?

Inspired by the Oracle WTF blog I have my own WTF today.

www.w3schools.com has some outstanding tutorials on HTML, CSS, SQL, PHP, and many many more. So why does such a tech savvy site require that you type www before it’s domain name to get to their server?

Go ahead, try going to http://w3schools.com. Depending on your browser the error may vary, but you sure won’t get a site.

Now for those of you who are unfamiliar with DNS and domain name resolution, trust me, it would just take one additional line in their domain resolution table to make it work both ways. Really W3Schools… WTF?

Update: W3Schools has now set up a redirect for http://w3schools.com. Not sure if this story had anything to do with it, but thanks!

wtf, programming, website, dns

Oracle WTF?

Web surfing today I stumbled upon Ora-WTF.blogspot.com. This will be one to follow.

Now most of the world won’t understand why logging users clear-text passwords in a table is a bad idea, or that your error handling should handle errors, not cause them, but for those of us who get some perverse pleasure from disaster prone, elaborate solutions to everyday problems this is a great site!

I am amused. This blog has just the right attitude for my current mood (spread too thin, working on too many disparate projects at once, and jealous of my student worker who gets to work on one thing at a time, at least at work.)

oracle, weblog, blog, wtf, database administration, database programming