Apple's website - Why is there code from 1999?

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

    maclover001

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    I was bored. so I went to Apple's site just to look at the source HTML, and I came across this line:

    Code:
    <meta http-equiv="Expires" content="[COLOR="SeaGreen"]Fri, 26 Mar 1999[/COLOR] 23:59:59 GMT">
    I don't know *too* much about HTML, but why is there code from before 1999 there?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Perhaps because it was coded in 1999 and there was no need to change it?
    And boy you've got some time on your hands!
     
  3. Love macrumors 68000

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    - Completely Agree
    - Completely agree! LOL
     
  4. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    I work with a lot of clients who are happily running code from well before 1999. If it works, why change it?
     
  5. pilotError macrumors 68020

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    Dude,

    I have a production system that celebrated its 20th Birthday on Friday.

    Just because its old doesn't mean it isn't useful!
     
  6. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    Oh god, thanks for remind me...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuq0DvN8PYw
     
  7. calculus Guest

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    I was looking at a book the other day and it was written in 1989. Why is this? Is it still safe to read it?
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    At least the site doesn't still look like it was done in 1999.

    That book is expired, and is no longer safe. Please burn immediately.
     
  9. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    Are you serious? I hate Apple's site, I think it's ugly. Not only that, they have so much useless stuff... I just think they need a different layout, and a more business feel. Instead of cheap consumer feel, of course I think that's Apple's new line to aim for...
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'm old and very useful. ;)

    I would put that book away.
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Business feel? Why? Apple is a consumer electronics company.
     
  12. shfreelance macrumors 6502a

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    Were they like that before the iPod?
     

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