This blog was born with the idea of being a kind of daily journal for my projects. I needed a place to keep track of my progress, annotate resource links that may be helpful or, when appropriate, publish small scripts in HTML/JS to add value to the subject.
Anyway, I tried to bypass this protection with the following code:
<a href=”data:text/html;base64,PHNjcmlwdD5hbGVydCgnaGksIHRoaXMgaXMgamF2YXNjcmlwdCEnKTs8L3NjcmlwdD4=”>Click me!</a>
But, unfortunately, wordpress also forbids data URL’s.
As a last attempt, I tried to bypass it again using tinyURL but, as you can see if you use Chrome, the Google browser throws a security exception when the HTTP protocol tries to redirect to a data URL (Error 311 (net::ERR_UNSAFE_REDIRECT)).
Curiously, Google Chrome forbids HTTP redirections to data URL’s but allows HTML redirections to data URL’s through <meta> tags!
<meta http-equiv=”refresh” content=”5; url=data:text/html;base64,PHNjcmlwdD5hbGVydCgnaGksIHRoaXMgaXMgamF2YXNjcmlwdCEnKTs8L3NjcmlwdD4=” />
I sended an email to the tinyURL team asking for this feature –HTML redirections when the target is a data URL–.
While waiting the response, a friend told me about tumblr. He said that they are less restrictive than wordpress, so I created an account.
Goodbye wordpress, see you in Get Off My Kitchen on tumblr.