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What's wrong with "window"

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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:18 AM
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A little while ago, I was posting a reply in a thread and it included the word window. For some reason, it would not display that word in my post, as if it were the n word or some other insult. I've run in to this before and as long as you put it in quotes, it will display just fine. Like this "window". But, try it without the quotation marks and you get window. [ I just tried to spell it there without the marks ]
What's going on?




posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

It has something to do with coding. I don't remember exactly, but it's a fairly old issue.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: DAVID64

I think its when you have a full stop after it window window.

Something to do with a glitch in the coding.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

BS!

Simply put, the ATS staff is windowphobic.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:21 AM
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It is a word that must not be spoken.

Like dongle or coc aine.

eta: Perhaps dongle is no longer forbidden?
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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:32 AM
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a reply to: KawRider9

Hmm. Maybe the mods have been locked in The Fortress too long? I mean, S.A. has to let them out sometime....right?



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:33 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Thanks Z and Non..I figured it was something like that.
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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:36 AM
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a reply to: Bedlam

Just don't try to put coc aine on your dongle.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:38 AM
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a reply to: KawRider9

You try living in a computer for years and see if you don't get windowphobic.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 10:40 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Lmao. Just sprayed coffee on my keyboard.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 11:35 AM
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originally posted by: nonspecific
a reply to: DAVID64

I think its when you have a full stop after it window window.

Something to do with a glitch in the coding.


Not exactly a "glitch" as just overzealous filtering.

If you write certain types of code such as javascript - which this site uses - some words have very specific meanings. The word "window" followed by a period is used to send commands to the browser window.

To limit the risk of people trying to do any fancy hacking on the site, the system automatically replaces some combinations to prevent them being seen as commands. Thus, you cannot type a sentence ending in the word window.

Oddly enough, the original combination is still accepted and stored in the database, it's just run through a filter (presumably in php) before being served back to your browser window.

There's a bit more of an assessment of the situation in the following link:

www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

It's an old issue that in my opinion should have been addressed some time during all the recent updates. Why hasn't it been?



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 11:56 AM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

See the post above yours. It has to do with _javascript coding, and is a safety feature to prevent commands being sent that shouldn't be.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 11:58 AM
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originally posted by: Bedlam
It is a word that must not be spoken.

Like dongle or coc aine.

eta: Perhaps dongle is no longer forbidden?


Like Voldemort?



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: EvillerBob

You just typed two no three sentences ending with the word "window". What's up with that? How?
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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 12:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Nonsense.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: AutumnWitch657

Oh really? You know this for a fact? There is a window object in _javascript that can cause changes to the script.



posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 05:25 PM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: EvillerBob

You just typed two no three sentences ending with the word "window". What's up with that? How?


This is ATS. The answer is always either magic or aliens.

Sometimes there's more to javascript than meets the eye. The same goes for window.
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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Zaphod58

Nonsense.


Absolutely not nonsense. Though you'd actually be using the document object, but that's accessible via window.document - presumably you know that already, of course, as you know enough to write this all off as "nonsense"



Edited to add: OK, I'll amend this statement a little bit. The theory isn't nonsense. In practice, you have to do a handful of other things to write a post that would then run as javascript - and those things should also be blocked. If those measures are in place then it really shouldn't matter whether or not you type the word window. So, in practice, it's a bit of a nonsensical measure for a whole slew of reasons, not least of which is that it should be completely redundant.


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posted on Jul, 3 2015 @ 07:28 PM
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originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
a reply to: Zaphod58

Nonsense.


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