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Discussion on: Those silly mistakes we all make

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Jack Hall

I once fixed a misspelling in a codebase without realizing that the name was coming from an external API's response so my correction broke everything. Misspellings that you can't fix are very frustrating.

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Phil Nash Author

@yechielk At least that's just in one app and not the Referer header supported in every web browser and server in the world.

Come to think of it, I bet the Referer header has caused multiple spelling confusions leading to things like this.

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Phil Nash Author

@halldjack Oh no! You must have thought you were fixing a bug instead of causing it. That's the worst!

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Yechiel Kalmenson

Yes! Someone pointed out the referer header to me once, and I instantly felt better for the poor developer who created that referalls table...

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lusen / they / them πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆπŸ₯‘

are we sure they didn’t mean β€œrefer all”s intentionally? you know, all of the refered people. or referred?

never give in

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Yechiel Kalmenson

Lol, yes, we're sure πŸ˜‚