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  • PHP 4.3.8 - undefined reference to `gdFreeFontCache'
    09/13/2004 12:25AM
    I wanted to get the GIF support present in GD 2.0.28. However under RedHat Linux 6.2, compiling PHP 4.3.8 will fail with a undefined reference to `gdFreeFontCache' error when using GD-2.0.28. Use PHP 4.3.9RC2 or later. It has GD 2.0.28 bundled with it and compiles like a champ. This little problem represent ... Read Full Article
  • HTMLAREA script
    10/02/2004 1:55PM
    Here's a link to a BSD licensed embedded HTML editor that works with IE5.5+ and mozilla. We use this editor in our formVista component system (and is what I'm using to enter this content). ... Read Full Article
  • Javascript Resources
    10/21/2004 9:33PM
    I've been doing alot more javascript feature integration into [formVista][1] of late. Years ago I looked at Javascript and dismissed it as too flakey to develop with. Things have changed. With the latest browser it's quite impressive what you can do now. So here are some resources I've come across: [HTMLAre ... Read Full Article
  • CSS Reference
    11/15/2004 4:49PM
    CSS and CSS2 Reference at [http://www.w3schools.com][1] "house of style" at [1]: http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_reference.asp ... Read Full Article
  • Announcing a Major Upgrade to YML.COM!
    12/09/2004 1:38AM
    After more hours than I care to think about, I have finally checked in and put together a release of the latest MOBIE and formVista code. This update involves more than 1100 files, most on the backend you guys don't see but many that do involve the front end. This code, as you can see by the new look, is now installed ... Read Full Article
  • PHP vulnerability found - upgrade to 4.3.10
    12/18/2004 4:10PM
    Check out the advisory at: There are a number of recently discovered vulnerabilities that can be exploited by a remote attacker. The recommendation is to upgrade to the latest version of PHP (4.3.10 for the 4.X series) ... Read Full Article
  • PHP 4.3.10 busy loop in Apache 1.3.33 under RedHat 9
    01/11/2005 10:26PM
    The joys of PHP. For not the first time and probably not the last, I've managed to get PHP to alternatively crash Apache or cause it to sit and spin at 99.9% CPU utilization. I've posted a bug report with the PHP group at: . I've also just submitted what may be a related bug: ... Read Full Article
  • (for PHP developers)PHP 5 Bug - losing $this var.
    01/12/2005 6:34PM
    This is additional info intended for the PHP developers. This has been submitted as bug: This may be related to the PHP 4.3.10 bug as it's occurring in the same general area as this bug. I've focused on this bug in PHP 5 because it's easily reproduced. The demonstrator file is loc ... Read Full Article
  • Javascript and DHTML references
    01/16/2005 10:05PM
    Some references for DHTML and Javascript: [http://www.zvon.org/index.php?nav_id=references&mime=html ][1] [http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/dhtml/reference/dhtml\_reference\_entry.asp][2] [1]: http://www.zvon.org/index.php?nav_ ... Read Full Article
  • Compiling PHP 4.3.10 on Solaris 2.5.0
    02/11/2005 2:52PM
    There is a bug in Zend/zend\_strtod.c in PHP 4.3.10 which shows up under Solaris 2.5.0. On that architecture there doesn't seem to be a definition for uint32\_t or int32_t. To get php 4.3.10 to compile, edit Zend/zend_strtod.c and at line 131 change: #if defined(\_\_sparc\_\_) || defined(\_\_ppc\_\_) #defin ... Read Full Article
  • IBM backs open-source Web software
    02/25/2005 2:54PM
    From News.com: **"IBM is putting its corporate heft behind a popular open-source Webdevelopment technology called PHP, in a move meant to reach out to abroader set of developers." **Full article at: ... Read Full Article
  • PHP 5.0.3 and 4.3.10 mystery solved.
    03/06/2005 2:32PM
    See the article over at [formvista.com.][1] It turns out that if you have a function that returns a reference there are two things you have to keep in mind: function &someFunc() { ... return( $var ) } is incorrect PHP as the ()'s after the return indicate that it's returning an expression and exp ... Read Full Article
  • Building PHP 4.3.x From Source With XML support, Stock Apache, RHEL 3/4
    04/11/2005 5:55PM
    This was a royal pain to piece together, but basically I needed stock PHP 4.3.11 built from source with XML support to work with a stock Redhat EL 3/4 apache 2.x. Yes, RHEL 3/4 comes with PHP OOTB if you choose to support HTTPD, but I like to add in only as much to PHP as necessary and always build my own.This i ... Read Full Article
  • Announcing AreaEdit
    06/03/2005 1:32PM
    As many of you know I've been in javascript hell for the last too many weeks. I've been involved in the open source [Xinha][1] project which is a browser based WYSIWYG editor component. The idea had been to make Xinha the editor behind the formVista tag. After much deliberation, I decided to fork th ... Read Full Article
  • AJAX Applications
    09/29/2005 12:59PM
    As reported on Slashdot.org: *"Perhaps many, who viewed [Zimbra presentation from yesterday][1], thought about other office-related applications they would like to see moved to the Web. Richard McManus on ZDNet [provides a list of the currently available AJAX apps][2]. Did you know there was [AJAX word proces ... Read Full Article
  • GPL 3 May Force Services to Release Source Code
    09/30/2005 10:01AM
    Richard Stallman discusses the possibility that GPL version 3, as yet to be released, will force web companies that base their services on GPL software to release the source code: The article can be read at [ZDNet][1]. How bad this will be will depend on the "linking" clauses. If, for web applicati ... Read Full Article
  • PHP Succeeding Where Java Has Failed
    10/21/2005 1:00PM
    Oops. According to Slashdot.org: *"Web browser pioneer Marc Andreessen recently announced his prediction that [PHP will be more popular than Java for building web-based applications][1]."* From the article: *"Wooing programmers is nothing new in the computing industry, where players constantly jocke ... Read Full Article
  • Mysql 5.0 is now available.
    10/24/2005 12:40PM
    Mysql 5.0 is now available. See the [www.mysql.com][1] for more details. [1]: http://www.mysql.com ... Read Full Article
  • Misnamed "Linux" worm in the wild.
    11/08/2005 10:53AM
    You gotta love mis-reporting. They're calling it a "Linux" worm but it's really just a remote PHP/CGI exploit that doesn't expose root. Here's what slashdot has to say: *McAfee reports that a Linux worm has been found in the wild. The [Linux/Lupper.worm][1] is a derivative of the Linux/Slapper worm ... Read Full Article
  • Dodged a bullet! Oracle bid to purchase Mysql
    02/16/2006 10:29AM
    From the "Oh this would have been !@##@! terrible! department" (reported on slashdot): * "CNet is reporting on a recent [Oracle bid for open-source database MySQL][1]. They were unsuccessful."* From the article: *"'It all comes back to the question of cannibalizing an existing business,' O ... Read Full Article
  • CERT article on mitigating XSS attacks.
    08/14/2006 3:32PM
    There has been a drastic increase in Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks of late. Here's an excellent article by CERT on how you can avoid them: [http://www.cert.org/tech\_tips/malicious\_code_mitigation.html][1] More information on XSS attacks can be found here: Read Full Article
  • Tuning LAMP installs
    05/27/2007 11:29AM
    For those of your running Linux/Apache/PHP/Mysql (and how many of your aren't?) here's a good article from IBM on performance tuning: Of particular note is a project they reference called eAccelerator located: ... Read Full Article
  • Nasty FireFox "bug" - empty img src= loads current URL.
    10/08/2008 7:41PM
    **2008-10-15 Update:** Unfortunately, it looks like MSIE 6, and possibly others, do not reliably set the HTTP_ACCEPT header to reflect the content type being requested. Often MSIE will send a \*/\*. So at the present moment it's not clear to me how one can recognize a request on the server which resulted fr ... Read Full Article
  • PHP Leaks Memory in socket_read()
    04/13/2009 1:51PM
    This has taken quite some time to track down. Ref this bug report over at bugs.php: [http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=42846 ][1] Personally from what I'm seeing, the comment in the report that this is just how PHP memory management works is incorrect. Calls to socket_read() in PHP 5.2.6 under Ubuntu 8.10 causes the pro ... Read Full Article