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  1. Thread: link?

    by mwinter
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    Search the archives for the word "extension-less"...

    Search the archives for the word "extension-less" to find posts I've previously written on the subject.
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    Simple: run it and view the generated source...

    Simple: run it and view the generated source code. This is simplest in Firefox with Chris Pederick's Web Developer extension, but is possible in any DOM-enabled browser.
  3. Thread: php licensing

    by mwinter
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    Not if one were to use Zend Guard, which requires...

    Not if one were to use Zend Guard, which requires Zend Optimizer to process the output, but the former is far from free.
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    This is in the PHP FAQ...

    This is in the PHP FAQ. Please read it and the manual entries linked from it.
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    Rather than these ors, which will need to be...

    Rather than these ors, which will need to be re-evaluated on subsequent iterations, why not just use separate variables?



    $start = isset($_GET['start']) ? $_GET['start'] : 0;
    $count =...
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    Your presentation, techno_race, is confused. An...

    Your presentation, techno_race, is confused. An incorrectly specified character encoding scheme will cause the wrong characters to be displayed. However, when question marks are rendered, this is...
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    First, a note: do not depend upon this. If...

    First, a note: do not depend upon this. If something would break if a user submitted an empty value, fix that thing!


    The language attribute is deprecated and redundant in the presence of the...
  8. Thread: My Box

    by mwinter
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    Yes, exactly. I can't imagine why as the...

    Yes, exactly.


    I can't imagine why as the function body is represented by an immutable string.
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    In C++ (and possibly other languages...

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    Nope, it's a Mike thing originally :) Apparently it's more efficient in certain old compilers, ...
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    In C++ (and possibly other languages with similar mechanics), the...
  10. Thread: time variable

    by mwinter
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    I could have sworn that it didn't for me, though...

    I could have sworn that it didn't for me, though I think one might as well be consistent and use the OO form on both occasions.

    It's possible that the OP is using PHP 4, hence the error, but I...
  11. Thread: time variable

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    No, you stated what file extensions will effect...

    No, you stated what file extensions will effect parsing as PHP on your server. That has no bearing on what version of PHP is installed.


    This is due to the failings of PHP as a language: the...
  12. That's not strictly true: anyone using PHP or...

    That's not strictly true: anyone using PHP or some other server-side language should understand the HTTP protocol properly. Not doing so can adversely affect interactions with the server. These...
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    This is liable to fail when deployed: the file...

    This is liable to fail when deployed: the file isn't locked, so data can between reading the existing value and writing the new one. The whole process should be atomic (which isn't necessarily easy...
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    No, not if they are cached: they'll be downloaded...

    No, not if they are cached: they'll be downloaded once and only checked for updates in future. There's still some overhead, but not nearly as much. Barring weird server settings, or use of a...
  15. I always have that feeling: I'm no designer! :) ...

    I always have that feeling: I'm no designer! :)


    That's one way, with the parent positioned relatively and margins applied to the middle. An alternate approach is to float the left and right...
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    There are various ways of doing it. It can be...

    There are various ways of doing it. It can be achieved using purely CSS without a single modification to the mark-up (other than including the style sheet, of course), but it has relatively limited...
  17. Thread: time variable

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    The extension of a PHP script doesn't in any way...

    The extension of a PHP script doesn't in any way define the version of PHP in use: PHP 5 can quite easily parse a file ending ".php3".

    If you want to be useful, actually state what version of PHP...
  18. Thread: My Box

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    The whole explanation, or are there some specific...

    The whole explanation, or are there some specific parts you don't like?


    I've had a cursory glance, though I'd reformat the code before critiquing it: if you want critiques, making the code...
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    I seem to recall that this could be fixed with a...

    I seem to recall that this could be fixed with a minor registry edit, though I don't remember the details: I had a registry patch at one time, which I've since deleted (or rather, didn't transfer...
  20. Thread: check readonly

    by mwinter
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    If the control in question is part of a form,...

    If the control in question is part of a form, don't use the getElementById method. Use the forms and elements collections, instead - there's no need for the control to even have an id attribute...
  21. Perhaps, but I wouldn't know: I've never read...

    Perhaps, but I wouldn't know: I've never read any.


    I realise that I'm a little late on my promise, and I haven't been able to devote much time to it so my efforts are a little lacking compared...
  22. Thread: Error Messages

    by mwinter
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    Seriously? :mad:

    Seriously? :mad:
  23. That's a step backwards, really. There's little,...

    That's a step backwards, really. There's little, if any need, to use table-based layouts these days. If I get time, I'll try to show how your site (or at least the home page) could be implemented...
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    Certainly, though I'm not sure of the quality of...

    Certainly, though I'm not sure of the quality of anything you'll find on the Web.

    At the very least, you'll need a Web host that provides a server-side language, such as Java or Python (rare), or...
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    It is possible to disable author-defined...

    It is possible to disable author-defined scrolling in certain browsers. Are you certain that this isn't the reason in this instance?
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