As anyone who's ever done programming for the Web will have
guessed, it then descended into the nightmarish land of browser
incompatibilities. That's why the content-checking routine
includes an escape hatch - the
click to ignore
option at the bottom of the pop-up message.
Please help us (me) debug the forms
by trying them out. If you manage to send the form at all,
it will include full debugging information.
But I especially need to hear from you if you can't
send anything! If so, please don't just grumble, but take
a moment to
send an email
- what "operating system" your computer runs - e.g.
Windows ME / Win98 / Win95 / Mac OS 9 / Mac OS X / Linux...
- what "browser program" you are using to look at
these Web pages, and its version number - e.g. Netscape v4.x
/ Netscape v6.x / Mozilla v0.9.9.x / Internet Explorer version 4.x /
Internet Explorer version 5.x / Opera v5.x / Opera v6.x / AOL v4.x / ...
- what form you were trying to fill out
- what error message you saw or what else happened
Known bugs 2006-02-27:
- On Opera v6 the new pop-up windows are very short. They
resize reasonably in Opera 5.12. If you or the other user can help...
- Both Netscape v4.x and IE v4.x on the Mac seemed
to report spurious contradictions in the input data. Ouch.
So they probably won't do any checking at all now.
- Feeping creatureitis [see Hacker's Dictionary] means that some curious things now happen on 640*480 monitors.
- In January 2006 the interest calculator and collect-o-matic forms suddenly stopped working in the Safari browser on the Mac,
which refuses to disclose more details. Minor pedantic corrections in February
may have fixed this...
If anyone wants to donate a function
that would be nice...
Note for fellow-geeks
Why did I do this the unusual way, with a script running on
the user's machine not on the server? Firstly, because I already
conventions or administrivia on the server side. And I like different.
But then actual advantages became apparent. Particularly, users with
dial-up connections can hang up the phone while they fill in the form.
Secondly, it can be much more responsive in giving feedback: see
the "pondering..." / "sending..." / "not sending" messages. This is
how online forms should be, I think.
Send queries about licensing the scripts, etc to me!