Wednesday, May 08, 2002
I have the start of my own polling system for the web. My target user interface is Flash. My target volume is relatively small. My target audience is not likely going to try to cheat.
It is a simple perl script that takes a query string to "load" a poll and "save" a vote and "add" a new poll. Flash ActionScript will handle getting the data, displaying the poll and results, and sending the user vote. I will make the source available to others.
One problem currently is that each poll needs a unique name. Will I eventually resort to using poll_id as the name?
Another problem is that why reinvent the wheel. Admin tools are tedious to write and others have complex systems. I think the answer is that the UI is all Flash so I need something simple.
OK. Back to coding.