CJ Fearnley on 13 Jul 2017 15:05:28 -0700

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[PLUG] The most pernicious bug in WordPress

There were some frustrating moments in my day today.

They bubbled out in a tweet (am I the only one making strident angry
tweets?): https://twitter.com/cjfsyntropy/status/885592445945352193

To save you the click:

"@WordPress Why, oh why, do u store the hostname with absolute links in
the database? Creativity cannot deal w/ this pernicious bug!! FIX IT!"

I cannot change the hostname or location of a site if that data is hard
coded with absolute links that include the full hostname in the code or
in the database!

Isn't this web development 101 stuff?

I mean it is a basic data normalization issue, no?

Am I wrong here? Is this a quixotic mission fighting windmills?

Where should we file our complaints?

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