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Does anyone else have that one thing they always forget to do when programming or developing a website?

Personally mine is forgetting to include the Doctype in a website...the amount of time i have spent ages fixing/adding/hacking around with CSS to fix IE problems and it turns out to be the F'in Doctype declaration!!!

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I would tell you mine, but I forgot what it was... – Marcie Jan 7 '11 at 15:41
very witty..... – benhowdle89 Jan 7 '11 at 15:43
Please explain, how does this follows the 6 guidelines to asking questions? – Walter Jan 7 '11 at 15:58
What's being asked here or is this just a poll? Why distinguish between "programming" and "web developing"? Isn't web developing a form of programming? – MIA Jan 7 '11 at 16:38
Yes, but i know some people dont class writing basic HTML as "programming" so i thought i'd make it more obvious – benhowdle89 Jan 7 '11 at 16:45
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Checking the site at different resolutions gets me some times.

Something that my co-worker seems to forget all the time is to remove his Firefox debug statements.

Some things that I've learned (the hard way) to always check:

  • All validation on a web form
  • Making sure query strings work and can't be manipulated easily
  • Javascript works in all supported versions of IE and FireFox
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Forgetting to run the unit tests before committing the code. And getting publicly flogged for breaking the build.

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Set correct permissions on my sitemap ( I have forgotten to set the roles up correctly and to have them match the web.config a bunch.

More generally, just testing as alternate users/roles when changing something. As a developer I'm always the Admin, I change something, it works. I deploy, oops someone from Role X calls and tells me feature X is no longer available.

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