[foaf-dev] SocialWeb anti-pattern wiki? today's annoyance: name too long/short/weird to fit

Rob Crowther robertc at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 04:57:38 CEST 2009


2009/10/18 Dan Brickley <danbri at danbri.org>:
> Greenpeace's site just refused to let me sign up, because my first
> name - Dan - is too short.
> [...]
> getting more software engineers to understand why certain kinds of
> technical lazyness is disrespectful of the poor end users.

On the plus side, the lazy developers in the Greenpeace case don't
seem to have bothered implementing the same validation on the server
side as they have in javascript on the page.  If you temporarily
disable JS (or use NoScript or something) the form seems to submit
just fine.

Rob


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