Google Web Accelerator Wreaks Havoc

May 6, 2005

Google is the hot topic yet again, this time with their controversial Web Accelerator. Some people are impressed with its potential, others are scared of the possible implications. But, the worst thing is the damage it's causing on certain web applications. It doesn't matter if GET Urls (regular links for you non-techies) should be idempotent and for retrieval only. The fact is, these dangerous links to delete, cancel, or sign out are in use, and the GWA is clicking them for you. Let's see how fast Google responds on this one. I'd like to note that users of our CloudNine platform will not be affected by this. No unsafe links are used in ASP.Net. This normally causes challenges for accessible websites, but that's another story.