Put the knife down and take a green herb, dude.
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|Friday, March 25, 2016|
Sorry to say I pulled a legitimate LOL as soon as I read her last name. Ouch.
... screwed up nobody ever. Which leads me to say...
This is not Little Bobby Tables.
This is stoopid.
We're all stoopid sometimes, but that's what this is. It's stoopid.
After a little more digging...
Seems I ran through the same steps in my head as the SO post the BBC includes, but the answer seemed obvious; this is the "worst case" I could think of going in...
Well, duh. Though extend my sympathy for those who have a legacy system that still uses XML, not JSON. ;^)
What this really shows is...
If the name "Null" is still an issue three to six months from now, SHAME. No, ALL CAPS SHAME. FOR REAL. Horrible.
Wow. Seriously, I'm embarrassed for the profession. At worst, you needed to see why your client-side was "letting through" names that were empty so far that they got serialized to XML. Does nobody check the logs? Or are your logs so chatty you wouldn't see this error?
posted by ruffin at 3/25/2016 11:33:00 AM
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