Reusable Form Functions

Like me, you are probably confronted with many requests for surveys, questionnaires, feedback forms, registration forms and so forth: forms where the processing requirements are very simple (store in a database or e-mail to a particular address). Despite the simple requirements, there is often quite a lot of work involved: crafting a database to store […]

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On Custom DTDs

Dylan Parry wrote: Of course, but validating against a custom, non-standards controlled DTD is a complete waste of time for HTML. That would be validation for validation’s sake. If you can’t validate against a recognised doctype then there is truly no point in attempting to create your own to cover your problems Using a custom […]

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The User Interface of the Future

GreyWyvern wrote: Soon (real soon now) we’ll be progressing to voice-controlled systems. “Copy Document to desktop”, “Empty trash”, “Open Slashdot”. This is precisely an argument for the command-line paradigm! What you are describing is a command-line, with the keyboard simply being replaced with a microphone. Experiment: take someone who is accustomed to using such a […]

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Hummous

Ingredients 250g boiled (and cooled) chick peas 75g olive oil 50g lemon juice 50g brine (this can be obtained from a tin of “cooked chickpeas in brine”! Alternatively, just mix some salt and water) 50g Tahini (pulped roasted seseme seeds) 1 small clove of garlic Method Blend all ingredients in an electric blender. Done. Variations […]

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Tabouli

This recipe is one I improvised, drawing on a bunch of different sources, notably Closer magazine. Ingredients 200g bulgar wheat, or cous-cous if this is unavailable 150g fresh parsley, finely chopped 75g fresh mint, finely chopped 2 tomatoes 1.5 lemons 1 red onion 3—4 spring onions 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 vegetable stock cube […]

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