Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Today I received an MSDN newsletter.
It was sent to an address I’ve used just once, to download the XP Embedded SDK back in 2006. I don’t remember asking for a newsletter, so my first instinct was to unsubscribe. Sure enough, there was a link in the footer.
But something was wrong. What happened to the
+ in my email address? I submitted anyway.
Which didn’t work, as expected. Trying again didn’t either.
So I ranted on Twitter and made fun of the error. Was it a JS error, or in the backend? Then I went poking around the URL and… wait, what’s this? Could it be? No! It’s my email address in some leet encoding scheme! And they turned my precious
%20! Someone got mixed up between
So I helpfully replaced the
Oh ho, that worked! Will it submit?