Sometimes I want to just give up on nms. It's all very well producing these programs for people to use, but then you have to support them. Here's an example. Today, I got an email (to me personally, not to the support mailing list - which is a whole other rant) from someone who had got the following error message when configuring FormMail:
Error: GET request
The form at [url removed to save embarassment] fails to specify the POST method, so it would not be correct for this script to take any action in response to your request.
If you are attempting to configure this form to run with FormMail, you need to set the request method to POST in the opening form tag, like this:
<form action="/cgi-bin/FormMail.pl" method="post">
Apparently that message was unclear and they couldn't work out how to fix the problem.
I'm struggling to work out how to make that error message any clearer.
In other news, I wasted some time this morning explaining to someone why:
%hash = localtime(time);
is unlikely to do anything useful.