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Re: Prac available
May 22, 2008 05:51PM
Hi Mac

Have read the chat from the link. There are quite a few points to keep in mind when doing the project.
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 09:49AM
Hi Mac,

Im thinking about adding an authenticiation form when administrators wants to manage courses and students coz we dont just abt any1 to change info on the
(just a simple username and password validated by the .htpasswd file)
So basically whenever you click on the the "Manage Students" or "Manage Courses"
link you will be presented with a small logon screen to validate yourself.
If username and password is ok, redirect user to relevant page and allow him/her to update the database else give error message and return to homepage.

Would this be ok if i add it?
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 10:28AM
You can add what you want - but I'm only marking what is covered in the course (materskill) smiling smiley
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 10:55AM
one more thing, im validating the idno against the date of birth and sex
of the student.
i.e. first 6digits is date of birth and next 4 digits
determines the gender
eg. 0000-4999 - female
5000-9999 - male

This means that your idno should always tie up with your date of birth and gender...
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 11:07AM
Just a thought, if you ask a student his id number, you can work out his birthday and sex. Why ask for his birthday and validate it if you already have it. Just a thought. If a student does not have a id number (e.g. only a passport), then you can ask for this details.

I alway hate to fill in my birthdate if I have already filled in my id. WHy repeat stuff??
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 11:17AM

Yeah true once the user enters his ID number you can get DOB and Gender so no need to enter that twice. Before i read that you could determine i think from the last 3 digits the persons race, but that was removed. Just some information smile
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 11:53AM
i only added the date of birth field coz its required as a data entry field
from the prac.pdf but i guess i can make the change that will automatically fill in the dob and gender when valid idno is supplied...
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 12:42PM
Hi there

I would say that a user should fill in his/her id num, dod, gender. This can then be used as a cross check that the person is not filling in garbage. If the data does not match a mail ccould be sent to the administrator stating that student xyz has entered questionable data. The user does not need to be informed that the data does not match thus a small level of security and data validation is achieved.

ernistus >> I believe that only digit 7 shows the gender. Thus 0-4 = female and 5-9 = male. The next 3 have an other meaning.
Re: Prac available
May 23, 2008 02:08PM

Yeah that also a good idea to do validation in that way so i guess its what suits the webmaster/developer smile
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