Mashed .. SearchPotato?

[Addendum: 11th January 2007]

Search Potato is now working much better. In both IE and Firefox. Got rid of the "const" declarations, but that didn’t solve the problem.

The main problem was with the structure of the ajax functionality. There was no waiting between calls, which was causing some problems. So I chained the search calls .. Google _then_ Flickr _then_ Delicious. There were a few more problems, mainly with the string literals, which are now hopefully all removed and replaced with constants (although not truly, because you just have to cross your fingers and hope they never get magically assigned elsewhere).

There may have been other issues, but I’m still without sleep. I have got about 2 hours in the last 48 .. which isn’t a big deal for some I’m sure .. but for this stupid black duck, it is. A big. Deal.


For about one and .. well, closer to two .. nights, I’ve been working on a test web app. Not so much what it does, but _how_. That and the structure.

(I can see daylight through the blinds, so this will be short and probably a little crazy).


Search Potato is a mashup search of Google, Flickr, and, using PHP, Javascript .. and deepening (a word?) the simple js, Ajax.

And guess what! It’s NOT IE compliant! … Burg. I tells ya, perhaps I should have tested earlier in the evening on IE, as I was going along. But no, here I was thinking testing in Firefox was enough.

Perhaps I’ll get around to fixing the problem. Probably not.

Cheers, Good Health, and ‘Nuff Said

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