tigertom - 10:06 am on Mar 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Client has a site in .aspx and MSSQL. The coder is unhelpful. No admin interface, so if they want to change prices they have to enter SQL queries themselves. Not ideal.
They also wanted an on-site phone number changed. I tried editing the .aspx files in a text editor and a file called 'inner.master' and FTP'd them to the site.
One form field has a regex to check post-code. Previously, it displayed the user's sign-up _password_ on the second, sign-up screen: an error.
_After_ my text editing (find and replace telephone numbers), the script gave an 'invalid post-code' error.
So it was doing one odd error first and then a _different_ one later.
Then, when I re-uploaded the _backup_ files, the script exited immediately with a error message.
Q: I've edited PHP and Perl files for years, safely. Is there something different about .aspx files?
Q: Can .aspx files be edited and FTP'd safely in a text editor?