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    10/03/2004 5:34PM
    I keep misplacing this link. Once I have a chance to write the [formVista][1] rss component class this clog will be available via RSS (so my business partner [Anatoly][2] can use his RSS reader to see when I (or any of my associates) place articles here. Info on the RSS XML format: Just simple RSS 2.0 should ... Read Full Article
  • Mozilla Text Field Bug Workaround
    12/19/2004 12:28PM
    647
    Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can't select the address bar text or enter text in fields on web pages? This is a bug I've noticed in mozilla across all platforms, and here's the work-around All you need to do is go to: File/New/New Navigator Window For some reason, openning a new window clears up t ... Read Full Article
  • RSS Feed Validator
    01/04/2005 3:21PM
    Anatoly just forwarded me a link to a very cool RSS Feed validator. [http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=][1] [1]: http://feedvalidator.org ... Read Full Article
  • My first Freshmeat.net listing - dragList.
    05/28/2005 6:22PM
    Check it out: [dragList StandAlone 0.5][1] - Javascript drag and drop ordered lists. [1]: http://freshmeat.net/projects/draglist/?branch_id=58404&release_id=197354 ... 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
  • The Importance of RSS
    06/16/2005 4:53PM
    A very interesting article speculating about Google and RSS: ... Read Full Article
  • FireFox 1.0.5 is out.
    07/13/2005 12:05PM
    Several major vulnerabilities have been found in FireFox 1.0.4. [Upgrade to 1.0.5.][1] [1]: http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/releases/1.0.5.html ... Read Full Article
  • Extremely Cool Google Hybrid Maps
    07/23/2005 12:59AM
    Google has this incredibly cool system of overlaying street maps onto satellite photos for an incredible effect: Check it out: ... 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
  • Retrofit your Web pages for wireless compatibility
    12/19/2005 3:04PM
    An article over at IBM Developer works discusses: > Learn how to combine Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML), cascading style sheets (CSS), and the media attribute to turn plain vanilla Web pages into wireless-compatible ones. You can [read the article here.][1] [1]: http://www-128.ibm.com/developerwork ... 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
  • mod_evasive for the Apache web server
    07/26/2007 6:36PM
    In case you're looking for the current version of the mod_evasive Apache web server module, it is located here: mod_dosevasive automatically responds to small to medium level abuse of a web server. Of late, we've been getting hit by some burdensome attacks so ... 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
  • CSS: Removing Extra Space In a Submit Button Under IE 6 and IE 7
    02/28/2009 5:53PM
    647
    When you create an input button that has a long string set as it's value attribute, IE 6 and IE 7 render additional, spurious whitespace or padding to the left and the right of the text in the button.  This is solved by adding the following conditional CSS style for the input button in question (assuming we have an in ... Read Full Article
  • MSIE "Operation Aborted" issues
    05/18/2009 5:22PM
    While testing the latest codebase we've once again run into the infamous MSIE Operation Aborted error.   Here's an article that discusses the issue in some depth: [IE and Operation Aborted][1] [MSDN Knowledgebase Article][2] [MSIE IE Blog article][3] Interesting the same codebase running on a non-SSL enabled sit ... Read Full Article
  • Character Encodings
    07/09/2009 1:25PM
    Here is an EXCELLENT article in the HTMLPurifier documentation [on character encodings.][1]  And I guess it was just a matter of time before I too linked to an article over at[ Joel on Software][2]. [1]: http://htmlpurifier.org/docs/enduser-utf8.html [2]: http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html ... Read Full Article
  • MSIE 8
    08/21/2009 8:28PM
    Just testing to if MSIE 8 breaks anything on the site. It seems that Xinha loads just fine. The jQuery dialogs seem to work in the forums. So far so good. This is another test. ... Read Full Article
  • Debugging a Website with Telnet
    06/08/2013 2:15AM
    Ian
    Telnet and modern-day websites aren't often considered together, but that's how I recently solved a problem with a server I now work with. To make matters a little extra complicated, the server runs the Solaris 10 operating system and I do not have 'root' access to it. Previously, this server was just acting as a re ... Read Full Article