• GFK (unregistered)


  • bvs23bkv33 (unregistered)

    first, quick and dirty

  • Foo AKA Fooo (unregistered)

    @George: 0 is not between 0 and 100, obviously.

    @Vladimir B.: Not only the contradictory length requirements, also an interesting definition of alphanumeric there.

    @Mike R.: It says "related". They know their laptops get so hot they burn through your clothes. That's called proactive.

    @Shyam: What's the job description? Improving their regular expressions?

    @Jeff K.: If you're using file names to enforce this, you're doing it wrong!

    PS: Funny, some 4 weeks ago I found a credit of $62 in my PayPal account from an undefined sender ... :)

  • ImportanCommentDoNotDelete (unregistered)


  • Brian (unregistered)

    Ah, a sighting of the rare exclusive-between.

  • Your Name (unregistered) in reply to Brian

    I forget, is it [0,100) or (0,100]?

  • For Great Justice (unregistered)

    Turbotax? I remember they ran a contest like 10 years ago on Youtube. Which is how I discovered Rhett&Link (who did an entry. I think they weren't as big back then, yet.). Man, time flies...

  • ooOOooGa (unregistered)

    Whoever wrote that regex should get an a+.

  • Carl Witthoft (google)

    Well, duh, you left off the "%" sign. 0 is clearly different from 0% !

  • Ulysses (unregistered)

    When you're told to 'Enter a percentage number between 0 and 100', you copy 'a percentage number between 0 and 100' and paste it into the field, duh! Users can't follow the simplest instructions.

    The regex was clearly inspired by FedEx's auto repair firm. (They hung up.)

  • a (unregistered)


  • Pista (unregistered)

    0% taxable??? Where do you live, dude?

  • (nodebb) in reply to Pista

    0% taxable??? Where do you live, dude?

    Given that the description of the entry said that he was filling out his Australian tax return on the ATO (Australian Tax Office)'s website, I'm going to guess he lives in Australia.

  • jgh (unregistered)

    The UK tax submission website randomly changes between requiring you to enter 0 for zero and requiring you to leave a box empty for zero, without telling you which. Oh, and in the text comments forbids you from using such esoteric characters such as £ (for a money-related system!), % (for a money-related system!), - : / (which makes dates and addresses fiddly), newline (so everything must be one huge paragraph), forcing things like: 20 percent of the first 500 pounds income from 80to84 Acacia Avenue....

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