Is PHP The Cure For The 'Broken' Web?

Those are the words that Rasmus Lerdorf, the creator of PHP, said to kick off his keynote at the php|works conference under way here.

He said the current state of the Internet includes a litany of broken items, but with a little help from PHP there may well be some hope for the Web yet.

Lerdorf originally created PHP in 1995 and in addition to being a PHP developer at Yahoo, remains very active in the PHP community.

PHP by a variety of measures is likely the most popular scripting language in use on the Web today

"The Web is pretty much broken, we can all go home now," Lerdorf said somewhat sarcastically to the capacity crowd. "Luckily most people don't realize that it's broken."