Who is to blame for Credit Card validtion code on web sites?

For no means the first time I’ve just purchased something from an Internet site and I got the, "invalid credit card number" message. What was wrong, yes I’d included spaces in the number. Now is so rubbish for the following reasons;
1. The spaces are there to help us humans enter the correct value, so why encourage mistakes?
2. How difficult is it to remove spaces from text if that’s what is needed, really? A semi-training monkey could manage that.
3. I’m putting one of my most trusted assets in the hands of developers who can’t remove spaces, hardly comforting.

So if it is you who can’t write these routines for major credit card companies or retailers, contact me. I have very competitive rates when it comes to code that removes spaces!

…and relax.

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