Call Ballmer and Taylor: Kenosha Has Fallen
Here are my tests. I am using my cell phone, that has a stop watch function, to test.
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On Fri, 29 Jul 2005 09:47:29 -0400, DFS You really should stop looking into mirrors, privateshead. Oh... I meant that as an insult. We didn't hear about courtrooms...
1st Test: Blank. Click on Parcel Number
About 14 seconds ( worst case search ) and it returned this message:
*An exact match to our property database could not be made for the address entered. If you are certain the address is in the City of Kenosha: For real estate tax information, please contact the City Clerk (262-653-4020)."
BTW, I think the trolls said it threw an error, and this is simply not true.
2nd Test. Enter "001" on Parcel Number
14 Seconds. No results
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Lefty Bigfoot I've been using UNIX since the early 80s on a SUN 1. I spent a decade or so developing Windows applicatons and drivers, and lately have been trying to be UNIX-Linux...
3rd Test. Search By Address. Blank entry.
It returned a record. I think it just returns the first record with the street type ( Avenue, Street, selected in the drop down ).
4th test. I took the parcel number from above and did a parcel search, using 01-122-01-104-010
5th test. Address Range
Here I entered 1-10000 Selected "Street" in the drop down Left the name blank.
In 16 seconds, it returned 8709 records
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mlw For some reason, Windows XP is the only OS that manages to completely drop my wifi connection in the middle of a...
To answer your question, good design is a matter of application. A person who uses this database, would most likely know exactly the property they were looking for, that is, they would have an exact number or address and not be doing some type of 'wildcard' search. So, expending a lot of resource to put form validation in would be bad design.
Yesterday I wrote the webmaster an email asking what was behind it. I mentioned that I am part of a Linux Advocacy group and was curious. If they respond, I'll post it here.
-- Texeme Construct