Showing The Data Expectation

g33klady passes along along a Web site for our mockery:

Funny, I thought it was posted on dd mmm yyyy.
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Apparently, she was looking for credible information about Web QA.  Somehow, showing the format in which the data should display instead of actual, you know, data sort of ruins that credibility.

We’ve seen that sort of thing before.  How hard is it to add a conditional to a template that says “If there’s no data to display, don’t display the block of text”?  It must be harder than it appears if it takes a committee of developers and project managers to determine that it’s too hard or expensive to bother.

 

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