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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • We use the ASDA [asda.co.uk] Supermarket online shopping for most of our grocery requirements, and the menu system chucks out a load of JavaScript errors with Mozilla or Netscape. (I haven't tried with Opera.) This is annoying as I do have IE on my home PC, but there's a strange problem with it that causes it to connect to the wrong server from time to time. The usual result is a load of 404 errors as the server it's actually connected to doesn't know anything about the file it's trying to receive. This can happen rando

  • The annoying thing is that it often takes more work to make your web application incompatible with some browsers! What I mean is, a significant chunk of web applications can and should be done entirely in CGI (or other server side magic). Bill payment, web email, lots of the major stuff. (Even Yahoo! chat has an HTML client, although it's pretty crummy compared to the Java version, the Yahoo standalone version, or GYach.) It's when people want the website to do something "special" that the incompatibili

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
  • Over the bank holiday my evil ISP sent me an email telling me that the card I use to pay for their less than ideal service is about to expire. I was told to "click over" to the their (terrible) site and update my account. I did know the card was about to expire, so I was happy it's not some credit card scam.

    I dutifully "logged on" to their site, to be told that Netscape 6 isn't supported, and that I should download an older Netscape browser if I wish to continue! I don't happen to have the UserAgent tool

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    -- "It's not magic, it's work..."