OT: Web development problems on certain platforms

Archaic archaic at comcast.net
Tue Sep 17 09:38:03 PDT 2002

On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 04:03:14PM +0200, Bj?rn Lindberg wrote:
> The reason I'm doing it this way is that the site includes some
> content management functionality. The publishing company can add books
> themselves to the database (which is a homebrewn variant, BTW), which
> is why I'm using the book title as key. I guess I could use some
> unique numbering scheme instead though.

Or maybe make the database alpha or alpha-numeric characters only? It
shouldn't be a problem for someone to enter:


instead of:

The Book <insert some unknown characters here> Title

Then it's like urls. All lowercase, no spaces, alpha-numeric only so an
employee wouldn't have to learn a possibly cryptic numbering scheme.
Regardless of how the browser prints the charactes on a screen, the link
refers to thebooktitle. Would that work for your situation? 


Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of
himself.  Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others?

- Thomas Jefferson, in his 1801 inaugural address

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