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RISCOS Ltd survey online

Posted by Richard Goodwin on 17:03, 20/3/2001 | , ,
 
As announced on comp.sys.acorn.announce, RISCOS Ltd. have a survey up on their site, "In order that we can provide the best service to our users".

The survey, which asks about what hardware and software you're using, and what you intend to upgrade to in the near future, is designed "to build an accurate picture of who the current RISC OS users are and what they are expecting from RISC OS in the future".

The form does require both a valid name and email address, but "replies will not be passed on to any third parties, so please fill in your name and email details to enable us to correlate our records. You will not be contacted by anyone else other than RISCOS Ltd as a result of completing the survey." The web page further stresses that the individual details will not be passed to any third party.

Link: RISCOS Ltd survey
 

  RISCOS Ltd survey online
  (18:32 20/3/2001)
  Rob Kendrick (15:17 21/3/2001)
    Gerph (17:05 21/3/2001)
      Richard Goodwin (11:19 22/3/2001)
        Joseph Heenan (11:25 22/3/2001)
          Richard Goodwin (12:10 22/3/2001)
            Rob Kendrick (12:46 22/3/2001)
 
march Message #88386, posted at 18:32, 20/3/2001
Unregistered user and has been there since late sunday, 11th.

wonder when the next announcement appears, which was "next ten days or so" from 9th ...

march.
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Rob Kendrick Message #88387, posted at 15:17, 21/3/2001, in reply to message #88386
Unregistered user It just goes to show how unorganised they are ;-)

I like the way the form's method is 'get'. That's just the icing the the cake of hilarity.
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Gerph Message #88388, posted at 17:05, 21/3/2001, in reply to message #88387
Unregistered user There's nothing wrong with using GET. You'll end up with a long URI, but since there's no limit to the length of URIs that shouldn't be a problem. And since the page it goes to doesn't change, GET is actually more accurate.

PUT would have been more sensible, in some respects.

As for the 'ten days or so'. What does 'or so...' mean ? It means 'longer than that'. So, it being the 21st isn't really that far out.
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Richard Goodwin Message #88389, posted at 11:19, 22/3/2001, in reply to message #88388
Unregistered user As we've found on these very pages, in the real world there is a limit to the length of data that can be posted using the GET method, especially using RISC OS browsers; although the users of these browsers are the target audience for the survey, the questions on the survey page are unlikely to cause too many probelms.
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Joseph Heenan Message #88390, posted at 11:25, 22/3/2001, in reply to message #88389
Unregistered user There is a limit on the URI length. I think it's the HTTP RFC that states you don't have to support more than 512 bytes. Oregano & IE 5 limit them to that length, I believe netscape allows longer ones.
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Richard Goodwin Message #88391, posted at 12:10, 22/3/2001, in reply to message #88390
Unregistered user Jinx ;)
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Rob Kendrick Message #88392, posted at 12:46, 22/3/2001, in reply to message #88391
Unregistered user The HTTP RFC indicates that URIs /CAN/ be of unbounded size, and both servers and clients /SHOULD/ be able to handle URIs of unbounded size. None of the RISC OS browsers do, IIRC, which was the point I was making.6

I realistic limit tends to be 4096 (which is what Opera and Netscape limit to, IIRC, and most high-end webservers allocate by default [only allocating a larger block if required])
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