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[Motd] ANN v2 pre-release 3ANN.lu
Posted on 01-Feb-2000 19:50 GMT by Christian Kemp6 comments
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*Major sigh of relief* After over one hour of hectic coding, I managed to fix the bug that would attribute a wrong comment to an article. Between approximately 19:30 and 20:45, I had managed to completely mess up the basic code, so that ANN was more or less down for that time. This is pretty much the only changement for pre-release 3, except a few HTML glitches I corrected in my lunchbreak already.
ANN v2 pre-release 3 : Comment 1 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Chris on 31-Jan-2000 23:00 GMT
ANN is looking very impressive now, contrafibulatories Mr K :))
ANN v2 pre-release 3 : Comment 2 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Seehund on 31-Jan-2000 23:00 GMT
Is the "Link targetFrame" option not implemented yet, or is it just IB2.1 having problems again?
ANN v2 pre-release 3 : Comment 3 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 31-Jan-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Seehund):
> Is the "Link targetFrame" option not implemented yet, or is it just IB2.1
> having problems again?
I decided to remove it in ANN v2, since frames cause many problems.
For example, if somebody selects "TargetFrame" and then goes on to select any
other Target, there is no safe way I can go back to the top, so that the new information gets displayed in the lower frame rather than in the entire window.
If anybody knows a way to prevent this, please let me know. TARGET="_top" or similar things don't work, since I need to do this from a Perl script called by
a form posting.
Basically, what I'm saying: adding frame support would bloat the code and would
still only work for the experienced visitor. So my question is: is it worth it? I think no. But I'm letting you people decide. If many people want it,
it's in again.
(I hate how I tend to ramble incoherently and repeat myself whenever I post when I should already been sleeping. :)
ANN v2 pre-release 3 : Comment 4 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Thomas Hurst on 31-Jan-2000 23:00 GMT
Don't you have a local machine you could have tested it on rather than killing a live site? ;)
ANN v2 pre-release 3 : Comment 5 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 01-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (Thomas Hurst):
> Don't you have a local machine you could have tested it on rather than
> killing a live site? ;)
No. ANN is entirely dynamic and any given content can be updated at any time. So even if I were to download every data file to my local machine, there would
be a risk of later replacing an already updated file on the server.
Furthermore, I've found out that no matter how much you test, nothing can
beat real life experience. Even if that means an unexpected error that
transforms a planned five-minute fix into an hour-long debugging frenzy.
Besides, better to provide something on the server and be unaccessible for one
hour rather than to test locally for months and never show any progress reports
on the server, no?. :)
ANN v2 pre-release 3 : Comment 6 of 6ANN.lu
Posted by Henrik Mikael Kristensen on 01-Feb-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (Christian Kemp):
Hmmm.... :-) here's what I would do:
Create a secret area on the server (provided you have enough space) where you put your experimental beta-version of ANN.
Meanwhile people can still access the regular, stable, functioning version of ANN through the regular URL.
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