Hello everyone. Been a long time since I posted here. Anyway,
I'm trying to build yet another dumb thing for my site, basically a
tool to aid monoalphabetic substitution cipher cracking. Basically,
users enter what letters should equate to the cipher letters, and
the page just replaces all instances of the cipher letters with the
ones the users put in. It is pretty simple, but for some reason,
the output always comes out as a bunch of a's. I really have no
idea why. It's been a while since I've coded and I'm pretty rusty.
Any help is greatly appreciated. The code is attached. Also you can
see this thing in action at
http://www.digitalswordsmen.com/codebreaker.cfm There you can get a better idea of what is going on.
Also, here is a screenshot of the output of my application.
http://www.digitalswordsmen.com/img/output.bmp The out should read "Hello. Wow you broke my code. Good for
Instead it says "aaaaa. aaa aaa aaaaa aa aaaa. aaaa aaa aaa!
To break that code I have posted the substitution alphabet is
just one letter further than the original, aka A = B, B = C, C =
D..... Z = A. Also any optimizations you could point out would be
awesome, i can't help but shake the feeling this page is TERRIBLY
inefficient, but I'm too rusty to remember how to fix it up.
EDIT: I Found something out, whatever value Z has, that is
what overwrites everything. So Whatever is entered for that form
variable is what is replacing everything else, though I still have
no idea why.