OT: Forgetting Dubya

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Submitted by svelte on August 7, 2009 - 2:11pm

It is interesting what website comes up if you leave one of the triple W's out of the Piggington URL:

http://ww.piggington.com/

Do you think it is coincidence that it is real estate related?

Submitted by paramount on August 7, 2009 - 8:36pm.

mmmm...

Submitted by Rich Toscano on August 8, 2009 - 11:21am.

Thanks ucodegen for looking into it... i apologize but I had to delete your post because of the allegations that mckenna did something wrong, which they didn't. My friend worked on their site for them and was hosting a copy on my server, it's just a bad setting so that bad url's happen to go to that set of files by default.

Rich

Submitted by svelte on August 8, 2009 - 11:49am.

Makes sense...thanks for checking on it Rich.

Submitted by ucodegen on August 8, 2009 - 12:50pm.

Thanks ucodegen for looking into it... i apologize but I had to delete your post because of the allegations that mckenna did something wrong, which they didn't.

ACCCKK!! .. i've been censored!! Must be Obama's fault, BIG BROTHER!!.. tinfoil hat time.. -joking-

One thing your friend might want to look at, is that he/she is using full-self-referencing-paths in most of the links. This is why it jumped from your machine to http://www.mckennaco.com/ on the links. Using 'dot' relative paths on the links within the pages makes them more relocatable (ie. if the domain name needs to be changed, if it needs to respond to more than one name, and to make it easier to test on another server or at home). This is what also threw me off. People who 'camp-out' on extensions to domains tend to put all of the front page on that name they are camping out on and then jump to/redirect to their server on the links.

I initially wondered if it was accidental until probing showed that all other pages redirected, not just one and links jumped to the real site. Looking at the HTML source, it looks like it was developed with a tool. It should be possible to tell the tool to use 'dot' relative links for all links that stay within the server-name.

Submitted by Rich Toscano on August 8, 2009 - 2:19pm.

Thanks, I will pass that along...

rich

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