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9:02 pm on Oct 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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So I'm puttering around a website-- not mine and not this one ;) --and I hit an error page.

Please fill in the following field(s):


The "field(s)" part is interesting because elsewhere on the same site they scrupulously check whether the message pertains to one, two or more-than-two items, and word the text accordingly. But I guess they got tired.

Glancing up at the address bar I see that the URL is


Well, I can't resist that. URL

Please fill in the following field(s):


(It's a multilingual site that defaults to English.) Let's stick with words I know the site knows:

Please fill in the following field(s):

Back To Main Page

All right, so it isn't technically Infinite URL Space, since each URL does yield a fresh set of page content.

Please fill in the following field(s):


Whoops! Guess I didn't get the wording quite right.

Please fill in the following field(s):


Sounds about right. There's a cookie somewhere.

No error message given


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Answer: Yup, looks like it.

Well, I could keep playing with this all day. I think there's a moral in there somewhere. Maybe it should say

Stop playing with the address bar!