Erm. Comments are fixed (blush)

I have been a-tinkering with this site, cleaning up code and design elements (some of which are over five years old!) in readiness for the new design going live here soon.

Inevitably, in the process, I ballsed up my comments form. Dear oh dear. Anyway, should be fixed now, and on the plus side I’ve updated some nasty old crufty Javascript with newer, cleaner implementations. Sorry about that (and many thanks to Bruce and the Wookiee for their assistance).


  1. Five years? Is that all? I have forms and subforms on my website database that haven't been modified since 1999, and are still in use every day. Oh wait, perhaps that isn't something to be proud about. Never mind.Ben Langhinrichs#
  2. :-) Well in the early days of this site, (2002 - 2004) I think I did about four different designs. I was all about “the semantic web” and of course the pace of change in web development then was extraordinary. The last “major” bit of work on this site was back in 2004, so it’s probably time for a dust and a clean…Ben Poole#
  3. @Ben: hey, working old code is nothing to be ashamed of. I was recently made aware that my very first commercial app in QuickBasic 4.5, which I started in 1987, is still in production…

    So here's a toast to all real programmers who can produce stuff that can stand the test of time!!

    Cheers!!Lars Berntrop-Bos#
  4. Lars, I like your thinking! It’s not laziness on my part, it’s good solid code! :-D Ben Poole#

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