... or something to that effect.
A friend of mine has recently opened a sailing school, ASA certified, all the training bells and whistles. What he'd like to do is to set up a way for students to input their review(s) at the classroom, after the testing/certification/approval/disapproval has been completed. I'm accustomed to setting up database backends, but don't have a great deal of experience with front-end work. My thinking is that I can use the current IP address, assuming PHP can find it, so that the input form(s) visibility is not site-wide.
Question is whether that is a viable concept, or whether I should take some other approach.
The input/review form needs to be available on one machine initially, but not available to the general public, even though on the same site. However, that same form needs to be available on the Web site, but only to those who have taken a course, whether pass or fail. I can limit access on the Web with ASA certification values, so that part is not a problem. However, I'm uncertain as to how to proceed to allow in-class comments w/o having that certification. Date/time/class can provide appropriate in-house limits to input capability, but I don't have a good feel on how to limit that particular input to that one machine w/o broadcasting it all over the Web.
Sorry if the description is fuzzy, but the whole situation is somewhat undefined <sigh />.