Saturday, August 14, 2004

HP iPAQ 6300 Now Available for Pre-Sale [if you don't have an apostrophe in your name]

HP iPAQ 6300 Now Available for Pre-Sale [if you don't have an apostrophe in your name] I want to learn more about this device. So I go to the referenced T-Mobile site and sign up to be notified when the h6315 is available. What I see:

[Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver] Syntax error (missing operator) in query expression ''O'Kelly', 'pbokelly@[...]', 0, 0, '')'.

A couple observations:
1. It's a Microsoft Access-based site; not a major surprise, a very large percentage of database-driven Web apps are built around Access for data management
2. Sigh -- apostrophe discrimination; I entered "OKelly" instead and it worked. Also not an uncommon experience -- go figure...
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