I bet you thought you'd never see another one of these



  • From my school's recent student survey, hosted by surveymonkey:

    Sorry about the size, it's Photobucket's fault. Using a JPEG didn't help.



  •  I guess an integer value check was too much trouble.



  • Clearly this is a security measure.  By separating the student ID out into separate fields, the programmer guaranteed it would be harder for h4><0rz to capture and reconstruct the full ID.  This would be especially useful for the forward-thinking, security-conscious universities that use SSN as student ID, thus increasing security by having fewer arbitrary numbers for students to memorize.



  •  Maybe it's made for Devices with a touchscreen and no keyboard. Also no on-screen-keyboard and the browser doesn't have javascript too. 



  • @HAX said:

     Maybe it's made for Devices with a touchscreen and no keyboard. Also no on-screen-keyboard and the browser doesn't have javascript too. 

     Such as?



  • Some kind of kiosk box they have in the lobby?



  • @DescentJS said:

    @HAX said:

     Maybe it's made for Devices with a touchscreen and no keyboard. Also no on-screen-keyboard and the browser doesn't have javascript too. 

     Such as?

     

    My brand new PDA! I'll give you a hint: It's 70% nitrogen.  There's some oxygen in there too.



  • I see a thought pattern of "putting a check constraint on the database field and validating the textbox before submitting it with a regex is too crazy an idea for this world", but I can't quite understand how the developer arrived at that conclusion.



  • @Dudehole said:

    I see a thought pattern of "putting a check constraint on the database field and validating the textbox before submitting it with a regex is too crazy an idea for this world", but I can't quite understand how the developer arrived at that conclusion.

     The developer was probably one of those people who likes to post the regex quote about two problems.



  • @DescentJS said:

    The developer was probably one of those people who likes to post the regex quote about two problems.
    [quote user="Jamie W. Zawinski"]Some people, when confronted with a problem, think "I know, I'll use regular expressions." Now they have two problems.[/quote]


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