Curious error message from ECF grading site

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Carl Hibbard
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Re: Curious error message from ECF grading site

Post by Carl Hibbard » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:54 pm

Angus French wrote:
Joey Stewart wrote:While we are on the subject of "errors" does anybody else find it slightly annoying that when you now go to search a player name you have to manually delete the word 'search' before being able to type in.

This was not there before, so I assume it has cropped up as some sort of oversight in the coding rather then an intentional thing (if that is the case then it is most definitely not wanted or needed) and hopefully might be able to be reverted to its former glory when the next update is done.
Yes, it's annoying and non-standard. HTML5 has a placeholder attribute to set text for an input box which disappears when the user starts typing. Why not use that?
Just take out the value property it isn't needed and looks a little amateurish.
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Re: Curious error message from ECF grading site

Post by Nick Grey » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:38 pm

It is very old & ECF have been trying to do this on the cheap & not sure why not suggested in budgets reasonable plans on revenue expenditure & any capital development with its obsession on grading frequently.

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Re: Curious error message from ECF grading site

Post by Joey Stewart » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:41 pm

It is most probably the one service the ECF provides which is most used, I think there would be great approval if they took a year out of international competition and put all the saved money into improving the database.

Not that it does not already have good information on it, or that those who have toiled to get it to where it is are unappreciated, but if they are being expected to do it all for free it seems as though the ECF money is being very unfairly allocated.
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Re: Curious error message from ECF grading site

Post by MartinCarpenter » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:10 pm

It isn't a one year thing though - to do it genuinely would require some sort of ongoing payments. The servers will break on a periodic basis, reasons to update the software will crop up etc.

The present system is awfully good for something essentially free!

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