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Peter Report 14 Nov 2002 12:13

Simon Knight-Smith writes: >>Just a comment, but is this really serious ? The software does NOT appear to check anything. For example, I added my mother as a Male - yup, the software accepts that. I added my fathers birth year as 1409 - yup, the software accepts that (it also accepted his name as Rumple Stiltskin). << I agree with you on your first criticism: it would be easy to stop that happening, and I suspect that it will be done. For your second point you could put upper and lower limits on the difference in age between parent and child, but would have to allow for the Charlie Chaplin's of this world. You go too far with your third point, though. How would you write a routine which can check the validity of a name?