re: What are your personal stories/examples of "naming things"? VIEW POST


WordPress will use a "nonce" token to prevent duplicate input and CSRF attacks. That's all well and good, but in British English that word has another, sinister meaning. Occasionally we'll have a caching issue and a token will be re-used. WordPress usually displays a nondescript "Are you sure you want to do this?" error, but some plugins will print "Invalid/Bad Nonce" right there on the screen.

I've had to explain to a couple of clients that this is indeed correct and is a technical term. Unfortunately one of those clients was a school.


Hey Jack-

Yep, I've definitely seen nonce used in URLs (not just in WP). I had no idea there was that alternate meaning in British English!

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