in reply to OT: updating database question

Thanks for all the interesting responses so far.

It's made me see, at the very least, that my main focus in this project has been combining every possible action into one page/form, centred on a person. I had a strong negative reaction to the idea of a separate "edit this person's qualifications" form -- I want it all in one place! So if nothing else, this thread has helped me define my thinking.

Nobody says perl looks like line-noise any more
kids today don't know what line-noise IS ...