[thelist] maxlength on textarea? using JS?

Rudy_Limeback at maritimelife.ca Rudy_Limeback at maritimelife.ca
Fri Sep 29 14:55:40 CDT 2000

> if you want to see one in practice, try www.mtnsms.com 

hi oliver

which page in that site, specifically?  can i see it without registering 
an email id and password?

did you do this site?  some pretty nice coding in there, dude

anyhow, on that home page,  i pressed the little smiley without filling 
anything in and after a while (a rather slow trip to the server and back) 
i got sent back to the exact same page, except now the address bar said i 
was at http://www.mtnsms.com/default.asp?err=203, but there was no error 
message displayed... 

you're using javascript to test for a textarea that's too long, but not 
for fields that aren't filled in?  hmmmm...   ;o)

also, what's with the document.write for LiveStat?  i don't understand how 
you can generate a weird timezone+random cgi file name like that and 
expect to pull a gif out of there... how does the http request for a 
presumably unpredictable filename get handled?  is a 1x1 gif actually 
returned? and about the use of document.referrer in the url string, does 
this mean you are capturing where i was *before* i visited www.mtnsms.com 
and sending it to LiveStat?



speaking of free messages, i got this in a newletter* yesterday --

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the site they are talking about is IMAILNOW.COM

* the newsletter is from briefme.com and it's pretty good, i get several 
of them (the above is from the Web & Internet one)



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