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Not 100% sure this is possible using HTML, but I thought it might be a
good place to start.
I need to create a log of issues and repairs made to equipment at 28
locations.
What I was wanting to do was have a picture of each location, addresses
and other specific information about each site on one page.
Then below, I wanted to have a listing of any problems or repairs
performed at each site.
All of that is easy enough in a simple webpage. After I create it, I
want it to be possible for other additions to be made to the repair
listing without editing the html.
Basically it will be a form type box and you could put in the date,
type of repair, hit submit and add it to the original html file so it
would produce a list.
Is this possible?
This is something to be stored in the internal server, which is not an
external webserver, but just runs SBS 2003.
Will I need more server side technology to do something like this?
Thanks in advance.

Dec 14 '06 #1
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br*********@gmail.com wrote:
Will I need more server side technology to do something like this?
Yes. Or more quickly, you'll need someone who already knows
server-side techniques.

Otherwise it's a good time to learn Ruby on Rails, probably the
quickest and neatest way to solve a problem of this sort of scale from
scratch.

Dec 14 '06 #2
Andy Dingley wrote:
br*********@gmail.com wrote:
>Will I need more server side technology to do something like this?

Yes. Or more quickly, you'll need someone who already knows
server-side techniques.

Otherwise it's a good time to learn Ruby on Rails, probably the
quickest and neatest way to solve a problem of this sort of scale from
scratch.
I didn't know what this was, so I Googled it and found
www.rubyonrails.org. It just goes to show you that no matter how easy
you make the technology, it won't make up for flaws in the design of the
web page. The home page explains what Rails is, but by the bottom of the
page I still had no idea what Ruby is. Further, the introductory text is
presented as an image, but the alt text only includes the first five
words of the message the image contains. Likewise, the four main links
to the site's resources are presented as images containing text, but it
didn't occur to the developer that their alt text should be the same as
the text in the image. (The alt text that is there is somewhat
descriptive, and corresponding text links are at the top of the page, so
access is available without images, but still the point of the alt text
has been lost.) Finally, so much vertical space is taken up at the top
of the page by the big text and big image links that the main content
begins below the fold.
Dec 14 '06 #3

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