apple.com/foo

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  1. jonsharp macrumors newbie

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    What is http://www.apple.com/foo ?
    I was just playing around to get a 404, but lo and behold, it's a real page! Anyway, just thought it was interesting enough to show others.
     
  2. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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  3. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

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    Strange, seems to be an archive of some of their old web material?

    -- Andrew.
     
  4. Danrose1977 macrumors regular

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    No, its just a custom 404....

    As Mr T would say:
    "Stop browsing Crazy made up addresses, Foo"
     
  5. jonsharp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, this is what I get:

    ./education/macosxforteachers/old
    ./la/enews/oct/old
    ./la/t/es/old
    ./lae/education/macosxforteachersold
    ./mx/t/1/old
    ./mx/t/new/7old
    ./mx/t/old
    ./mx/ipod/old
    ./mx/itunes/old
    ./storenews/coupons/mpeg2/old
    ./support/hold
    ./trailers/columbia/maid_in_manhattan-old
    ./trailers/columbia/charliesangelsfullthrottle-old
    ./trailers/disney/monsters_inc-old
    ./trailers/fox/solaris/clips-old
    ./trailers/newline/the_two_towers/images-old
    ./trailers/paramount/star_trek_nemesis-old
    ./trailers/universal/thetruthaboutcharlie-old
    ./pro/index_old

    That's it exactly, no html markup at all. It may be a 404 for some, but I'm still getting that.
     
  6. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    huh... weird, now i'm getting that text listing. everyone keep refreshing it, maybe eventually it'll come up with

    ./new/dual_3Ghz/G5/in/April/ohcrap/i/did/it/again
     
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  8. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Well, it's the same page you get when you go to:

    http://www.apple.com/nosebleed

    :p
     
  9. Krizoitz macrumors 6502a

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  10. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Um, yes it is... (of course, the ads will change every few reloads).
     
  11. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    actually, it's not. or it's not all the time. when i first checked it, i got that custom 404 with the ads. now all i get is that weird text file posted above. and it is just text -- there's no HTML wrapped around it.
     
  12. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Wrong... You are probably including a final slash after the foo. Don't do that - it won't work! http://www.apple.com/foo
    I have attached a screenshot.
     
  13. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    flowbee, it is different. apple.com/nosebleed gets the page not found.
    apple.com/foo is a list of some sorts.

    very peculiar.
     
  14. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    I'm on Safari (1.2.1) and apple.com/foo gets me the standard 404 page. With and without the trailing slash (foo/) I get the same page.

    I get the exact same page (less the ads rotating) at:
    apple.com/foo
    apple.com/bar
    apple.com/nosebleed
     
  15. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Hmm, how odd. I'll test this when I return to my Mac (I'm stuck on a Windows machine right now; that's why the screenshot I attached in an earlier post shows a Windows interface).

    <edit> Tested on my Mac (10.3.3); got the list.</edit>
     
  16. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    ie 5.1, OS 9 gets the list.

    now this is interesting: if you take the first letter of each word on that page, it spells "emoleoolteolemmt1omtn7mtomiomioscmoshtcmotccotdmiotfscotntttiotpstnotuttacopio."

    ... and i think you know where i'm going with that!
     
  17. Flowbee macrumors 68030

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    Exactly what I was getting... until a few minutes ago. Now I'm getting the 'list' on the foo page. (And no, I wasn't adding an extra slash after foo. I was just clicking the link in the original post.)

    Rower, try the foo page again and then hit your 'refresh' button.
     
  18. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    call me stupid, but where are you going?
     
  19. nesbitt_a macrumors 6502

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    You do realise what you're fighting over? hehe
     
  20. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus

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    Still the same thing in Safari, FireFox and IE 5.2 - refreshed multiple times, even emptied Safari's cache, and it's still the same page, less the random banner images.

    Weirdness...
     
  21. sonofslim macrumors 6502a

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    take another look, expecially at the very end:

    emoleoolteolemmt1omtn7mtomiomioscmoshtcmotccotdmiotfscotntttiotpstnotuttacopio

    see that? tuttacopio is the italian word for being far, far too amused by the ridiculous insinuation that there's some meaning to a random string of characters.
     
  22. mms macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, Safari 1.2.1 and I get the custom 404 every time. No matter how many reloads, I don't get the list or anything mentioned previously. Both /foo and /foo/ get me the custom 404. Even though this is absurd, I liked the Think Different one. I guess you always learn something.
     
  23. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

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    tutta copio is italian for "all i copy"

    it seriously is. :p
     
  24. thejazzman10 Guest

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    i would have NEVER taken the time to look for words like that....in itallian!! congrats to sonofslim! LOL!!
     
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