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July 5, 2008

make_clicky goes awry again

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andrew @ 10:52 am

I just read the Boston Globe article A bitter-tasking jolt for Starbucks and noticed that the interaction between the Globe’s CMS and Boston.com’s CMS caused the autohyperlinking facility to mess up again. Alex Beam tries to plug George Howell’s terroircoffee.com, but a space snuck in between the two sending readers to coffee.com (which is Peet’s site.)

I’m guessing that in the paper, they needed to break the line in the middle of the URL, and what boston.com was some sort of for weird formatting code (non breaking space or hyphon code), which it converted into a space.

1 Comment »

  1. What someone is messing with the internet and coffee.

    Are any of life pleasure safe?

    Comment by Matt — July 17, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

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