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Stupid Web Tricks

Oh, boy. Check out this link.

No, I've not all of a sudden gotten a job at Dell. This is an example of really bad site design. Check out the URL: it has the text string to be used within it. (Where it says: "MSG=we+are+on+the+phone"...) Whatever's in that string appears as the message on the page. Which means you can make your own Dell webpage saying that its European operation is on the phone to George W. Bush. You could get it to say whatever you want, really. Want Dell to come out against the War on Iraq? Write in a political message of your choice, send the link around to all your friends, and watch a net rumour start.

OK, assuming you have nothing better to do with your time...

(link from NTK, sort of. They had Dell phoning Anne Widdicombe.)

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Ah, sadly not as good as a similar flaw on the Anne Widdecombe site itself (now tidied up apparently) which let you write your own headlines for pictures of Anne. My favourite showed her holding a baby chick at a petting zoo to which someone had added the phrase 'watch me squeeze the little bugger till he pops' On the plus side she seems to do something I would definately do if I was an MP. Buy the originals of cartoons about me. Lovely. M
Where is the fun in this one, it is not like you are editing the White House's homepage, now THAT one would be out of this world!! visit my website :)

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