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2Jul/06Off

Haunted By Preferences From The Old Days

I've spent an inordinate amount of time messing with a couple of scripts. I sucked up a couple of paid hours at work trying to simply edit them and basically gave up because the both the presentation and code read like something generated by a very primitive WYSIWYG editor. The sheer number of tables, nested seven deep in a couple of places, is baffling me. I replaced it with six different elements of CSS which makes me feel a little sorry for the original author. I'm fairly certain that the poor sap who created this atrocity had little experience with either Perl or HTML for doing layout or complex forms. The true nightmare of the equation is maintaining old Perl. Unfortunately, the server that hosts all of this crap allows only Perl so I'm kind of stuck. I don't miss working in Perl at all.

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