HTML to PHP converter

I’ve been reading The Daily WTF? recently. This is basically a weblog of programming stupidities which make the people reading them go, “What the… uh… flea?” Some of them are worse than others. There’s a forum where people can discuss other related stuff. One thing I came across today is the HTML to PHP convertor. If you’re into web development at all, an alarm bell should have started ringing at that statement. Convert static HTML to server-side PHP code. Automatically.

Is there not a tiny little flaw in that logic somewhere? Well, apparently not to the makers of this software. Although it’s not very specific on the website, apparently what it does (someone downloaded it to try it) is take web page HTML, and output the exact same HTML, except wrapped with PHP “echo” statements. WTF????!!!!!!!11111one

There’s just, well, nothing I can add to that really. They are charging for that … ridiculous.

*ahem* Anyway. I heard a new programmer joke today (although it’s actually quite an old one):

Q: Why do programmers always get Christmas and Halloween mixed up?
A: Because DEC 25 = OCT 31

And, in other news, today I wrote my first custom JSP tag!

Ok…. I’ll get me coat!


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