nobody told the backend about the merger

Nearly a year ago Adobe made a big move and aquired Macromedia. When doing so they made big announcements (though I much prefer John Gruber's unspun FAQ) and generally hyped the deal as best they could.

Apparently, they forgot make their online store backend read the pressreleases:

GET /cfusion/store/index.cfm?store=OLS-NO&view=ols_prod&category=/Applications/DesignPremium&distributionMethod=FULL&promoid=RWTS&nr=0 HTTP/1.1

HTTP/1.1 302 Moved Temporarily
Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2007 12:22:37 GMT
Set-Cookie: TID=–RWTS; path=/;; expires=Sun, 29-Apr-2007 12:22:37 GMT
Set-Cookie: CFID=40105465;;expires=Sun, 22-Mar-2037 12:22:37 GMT;path=/
Set-Cookie: CFTOKEN=7c9bb3da703d2768-A2CC1D8D-B3D9-8643-43D13FDD8990B947;;expires=Sun, 22-Mar-2037 12:22:37 GMT;path=/

If you aren't fluent in HTTP, that is Opera asking for a page on, and the server responding "well, we've moved the page over there for now but by the way please remember these cookies and send them next time you visit us at".

One thought on “nobody told the backend about the merger

  1. All your cookies, are belong to us. I think that web server like to confuse itself, and want your help to keep it up. – ØØ –

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