Some notes on the Lazarus Corporation Text Mixing Desk v2.0
I wrote the original Lazarus Corporation Text Mixing Desk back in 2004 - a first attempt to see what I could do with text manipulation in PHP. It wasn’t very good code, but it worked (sort of) and a lot of people liked it.
Ten years later I have finally got round to recoding it. It’s still not brilliant code, but it’s a little better, a bit more secure, and easier for me to maintain.
Given that I seem to have a 10-yearly release cycle(!) I haven’t spent
too much time making sure this works with older browsers. I’ve used
range form-field input types that come with
I doubt it will ever work properly in old browsers, particularly Internet
Explorer 8 or 9.
I remember all-too-well the days when websites would be emblazoned with warnings like “Optimized for Netscape Navigator 3” and I don’t want to return to them, but I have to weigh that up against how many hours I want to spend on workarounds for the failings of older browsers. And the answer is: not many. Just upgrade - it’s safer and more secure.
– Paul Watson, September 2014