Always makes me chuckle

It always makes me chuckle when I see something like this from a Microsoft site:

Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0131'

Disallowed Parent Path

/downloads/Default.asp, line 15

The Include file '../downloads.html' cannot contain '..' to indicate the parent directory.

which is what just happened when I clicked on the downloads link on the ArcReady site. ( I was looking for the slides after reading Andy Erickson's excellent summary.)  Now who knows if someone at Microsoft maintains this site, but after about a million recent security presentations on how you shouldn't leak this kind of error information, it's amusing when it arises.  I guess the good news is that they have disallowed parent paths.

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andy said...

Dude, you had me LOL at this one! In Panera. It was embarassing.