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Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 08:34:43 -0400













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A couple of weeks ago I was notified that Mod_Survey had been added to the 
directory. I was sent its record and asked if there were issues to correct 
with in it. I answered with the below mail, but did not get any reply, and 
the info in the directory is still erronous. 

I guess there's a lot to do or that my mail was lost, so I'm sending the 
mail again, but this time along with a diff containing the suggested 

  // Joel

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 23:27:20 +0200 (CEST)
From: Joel Palmius <address@hidden>
To: Janet Casey <address@hidden>
Subject: Re: Mod_Survey


most seems correct. However:

* The short description does not capture what mod_survey does. The
  software *displays* survey files and then handles the data sent back. To 
  actually create the files you have to use a common text editor. I 
  suggest the short description "Displays and handles web questionnaires". 
  (The misunderstanding is my fault as the long description from 
  freshmeat is open for misinterpretation).
* With this change in mind, one might want to consider the consequences 
  for the keywords. As an example; is there a standard for the semantical 
  content of keywords like "Web site"? I don't think I would use this 
  keyword (nor some of the others) if I was looking for a web 
  questionnaire system. 
* Not knowing if there is a limit in number of keywords, I would also
  like to have the keywords "web questionnaire" and "online survey" 
* My name (and therefore my email address) is spelled PALMIUS, not   
  PALMUIS. This misspelling occurs in maintainer and developers fields. 
* I don't recognize the email address "address@hidden" under
  help-list. The correct address for posting (after subscription) is
  "address@hidden". The subscription address is
  correct though. Is there a purpose with including the posting address
  at all? The users subscribing to the list will get a mail informing them
  were to send their postings. Would it be sufficient to only include
  the subscription address?
* The mail list is a combined help/dev/bug list, so it could possibly
  be added under the dev-list and bug-list fields too.
* I don't understand the "supported-languages" field. The only
  allowed input file format is XML files following the mod_survey DTD. 
  There are several output formats which include SQL and XML, but also 
  SPSS, HTML and a couple of others. Does this field mean supported input 
  and output file formats?
* Weak-prerequisites might be "DBI 1.13", which is necessary if one wants 
  the system to store submitted questionnaire results in a database.

I hope the above helps you, and will be available for further questions if 
it does not. 

  // Joel

On Fri, 14 Jun 2002, Janet Casey wrote:

> Hello! My name is Janet Casey; I work for the Free Software Foundation
> assembling a directory of free software, which is why I'm writing to
> you.
> We have you listed as the developer for 'Mod_Survey'. Can you check
> the information below to see if everything is correct? I'd appreciate
> it greatly.
> FYI- a short explanation of some of the fields. Not all fields apply
> to all packages; fill in whichever are appropriate.
> Programs- Any additional programs that come included with this one.
> Interface- Command line, interactive, X windows, console, library, Web, daemon
> Support- Resources for paid commercial support only
> Related- any packages that might be of interest to users of this package
> Use Requirements- Required for using the executable
> Build Prereq.- Required for building this package
> Weak Prereq.- Useful (but not mandatory) to install before building
> this package
> Source Prereq.- 
> Packages whose source code must be present in order to build this package
> Thank you very much for your help!
> %%comments:
> <p>
> Copyright &copy; 2000, 2001, 2002 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> </p>
> <p>
> Permission is granted to copy, distribute, and/or modify this document
> under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any
> later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant
> Sections, with no Front-Cover Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts.  A copy
> of this license is included in the file <a href="COPYING.DOC">COPYING.DOC</a>.
> </p>
> %%name: Mod_Survey
> %%short-description: Creates Web questionnaires
> %%full-description: Mod_survey is an Apache mod_perl module which
> allows users to create their own Web questionnaires using an XML-based
> tag notation. It supports exporting of data into several file formats,
> including SPSS syntax, semi-colon delimited fields, and SQL script. It
> also provides limited support for descriptive statistics of the
> submitted data, and stylesheet customizations of layout.
> %%category: htmlmisc
> %%license: GPL
> %%license-verified-by: Janet Casey <address@hidden>
> %%license-verified-on: 2002-06-14
> %%entry-added: 2002-06-14
> %%maintainer: Joel Palmius <address@hidden>
> %%updated: 2002-06-14
> %%keywords: Mod_Survey, mod_survey, Web, Web site, Internet
> questionnaire, Web authoring, Web programming, XML
> %%interface: Web
> %%programs:
> %%GNU: no
> %%web-page:
> %%support: 
> %%doc: User guide available in HTML format from
>; User guide
> available in PDF format from
> %%developers: Joel Palmius <address@hidden>
> %%contributors:
> %%sponsors: 
> %%source-tarball:
> %%source-info: 
> %%source-template:
> %%debian: 
> %%rpm: 
> %%repository: :pserver:address@hidden:/cvs" checkout mod_survey
> %%related: 
> %%source-language: Perl
> %%supported-languages: XML, SQL
> %%use-requirements: Perl 5.6.0, Apache, mod_perl
> %%build-prerequisites: 
> %%weak-prerequisites: 
> %%source-prerequisites:
> %%version: 3.0.13 stable released 2002-06-14
> %%announce-list:
> %%announce-news:
> %%help-list: <address@hidden>
>            <address@hidden>    body:subscribe survey-discussion
>                                      end
> %%help-news:
> %%help-irc-channel:
> %%dev-list: 
> %%dev-news:
> %%dev-irc-channel:
> %%bug-list: 
> %%bug-news:
> %%bug-database: 
> %%entry-written-by: Janet Casey <address@hidden>
> Janet Casey
> Free Software Foundation
> address@hidden

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