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Topic # 11722 8-Feb-2007 11:18
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So, me ole mucka Sycophant is trying to win a Vodem in the Herald competition... he hit a snag though. He knows the answer to to day's question, but... the answer doesn't fit because the form has:

input type="text" name="answer" id="answer" value="" maxlength="10"
... which is two more characters than the correct reply.

Whoopsie. :)




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  Reply # 60107 8-Feb-2007 11:45
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Pendant.

But yes. Ten characters is not enough.




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  Reply # 60111 8-Feb-2007 12:09
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Where do you need to put the answer in? I don't see a textbox for it... all i see is registration form.




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  Reply # 60112 8-Feb-2007 12:11
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First you register and then you try to input Kirstie Alley. I think just the surname will work, but not sure.




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  Reply # 60113 8-Feb-2007 12:12
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hmmm. yuck. one must register... <lost interest />




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  Reply # 60114 8-Feb-2007 12:16
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Couldnt you try trick it by adding ?answer=<answer> to the end of the URL?


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  Reply # 60118 8-Feb-2007 12:19
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it may not look from the querystring, but from form data. So the querystring "hack" may not work.

I haven't look into this much at all as I can't be bothered to enter/register.




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  Reply # 60122 8-Feb-2007 12:28
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Worked for me  




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  Reply # 60125 8-Feb-2007 12:34
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It has now been amended to: maxlength="100"

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  Reply # 60131 8-Feb-2007 12:52
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Originally I used the WebDeveloper toolbar in Firefox (oh I love that thing so much) to edit the textfield length.

When I submitted it I got the error back "Answer is longer than allowed maximum length(10)."

Poorly considered 'maxlength' is one of my major web form peevs.

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  Reply # 60228 9-Feb-2007 11:10
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We love webdeveloper... te he he he. same with greasemonkey, websites YOUR way.

as Firefox's marketing says... "take back the web"

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  Reply # 60229 9-Feb-2007 11:12
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Hey maybe the Herald didn't get it wrong, just maybe you guys are all WRONG? mahahahahaha

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  Reply # 60239 9-Feb-2007 12:02
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simon14: Hey maybe the Herald didn't get it wrong, just maybe you guys are all WRONG? mahahahahaha

/me slaps you around with a slightly rotten JAMMAN2110

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  Reply # 60240 9-Feb-2007 12:05
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bradstewart:
simon14: Hey maybe the Herald didn't get it wrong, just maybe you guys are all WRONG? mahahahahaha

/me slaps you around with a slightly rotten JAMMAN2110



Ouch, very ouch.

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