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  • The Xinha WYSIWYG Editor, HTMLPurifier and the non-validating br tags.
    09/23/2009 1:41PM
    So I just spent some time tracking down a little bug which turned out to be my own stupid fault.  formVista uses [HTMLPurifier][1] to sanitize HTML that's submitted by end users. HTMLPurifier rocks.  However, Ryan over at [Nuts and Bolts Interactive][2] discovered
    tags submitted using the WYSIWYG html editor ... Read Full Article
  • From a follower on twitter - net-tuts
    09/29/2009 11:25AM
    What appears to be a compelling resource for javascript, jQuery, HTML, PHP and CSS info: ... Read Full Article
  • A Gotcha when using FireBug with Legacy HTML
    10/13/2009 5:55PM
    [Firebug][1] absolutely rocks. When tracking down the effects of errant CSS cascades, html quirks, DHTML side effects, etc, nothing beats Firebug.  However, today I ran into a little gotcha that consumed a few hours of my life. I wanted to align some drop downs and input fields nicely for the admin side of a new micro ... Read Full Article
  • PHP split() is listed as deprecated and will be removed
    10/18/2009 3:51PM
    This is one of the liabilities of using a language long term that's in a high state of flux. As you continue to build larger and larger codebases, the work required to change that codebase as the language changes increases linearly. The formVista codebase started in 2001 and has been growing ever since. During that ti ... Read Full Article
  • On Fedora Core 12, SELinux, Apache and formVista
    03/10/2010 6:10PM
    I tend to create my own directory heirarchies when I set up new websites.  I recently switched to the Fedora Core 12 desktop linux distribution for my development environment. When attempting to install formVista using the setup program I wrote, I kept running into weird permission denied errors.  It turned out to b ... Read Full Article
  • Facebook API Links
    09/22/2010 9:54AM
    I am beginning to explore integrating the Facebook API's into formVista. This is just a placeholder for me to keep track of the various page: [http://developers.facebook.com/docs/api ][1] Reference: [http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/ ][2] Read Full Article
  • SELinux, Apache/httpd, PHP establishing socket connections using fsockopen() et al
    10/25/2010 7:43PM
    So I was getting permission denied errors when attempting to establish an outgoing network connection to an smtp server from a PHP script running under the Apache webserver on a Fedora Core 13 box.  To get familiar with it, I've left SELinux enabled and, as they occur, I track down the issues it raises. One SELinux ... Read Full Article
  • PHP implementation in JAVA and JEE - Quercus
    10/26/2010 12:57AM
    Came across this today that I want to keep a link to: [http://quercus.caucho.com/quercus-3.1/doc/quercus.xtp#Introduction%20to%20Quercus ][1] At some point I'll have my social index code finished and keeping these links will be much easier. [1]: http://quercus.caucho.com/quercus-3.1/doc/quercus.xtp#Introduction%20t ... Read Full Article
  • android market api
    10/26/2010 2:26PM
    An API for the android market: [http://code.google.com/p/android-market-api/ ][1] [1]: http://code.google.com/p/android-market-api/ ... Read Full Article
  • PHP Performance Tip - reducing use of strlen()
    11/09/2010 6:24PM
    Ok, if I hadn't just used xdebug and kcachegrind to analyze why a page of bookmarks was rendering so slowly I would not have believed what I've discovered. Because of the way I do my own variable expansion and expression parsing for FVML, I do a lot of string parsing in PHP, which is, of course, notoriously slow. To m ... Read Full Article
  • PHP Lexer and Parser Generator Project
    11/13/2010 7:46PM
    Something very interesting I came across recently. A lexer and parser generator written in PHP that outputs PHP code.  [http://pear.chiaraquartet.net/PHP_ParserGenerator/ ][1] In my efforts to improve the efficiency of the formVista Markup Language I've come to ... Read Full Article
  • Application Servers for/in PHP
    11/14/2010 7:29PM
    [http://files.zend.com/help/Zend-Server-Community-Edition/zend-server-community-edition.htm ][1] [1]: http://files.ze ... Read Full Article
  • LInks about PHP APC
    11/15/2010 8:05PM
    [http://devzone.zend.com/article/12618 ][1] [http://uk2.php.net/manual/en/apc.configuration.php ][2] Tangentially realted: Read Full Article
  • Regex Library Site
    11/20/2010 6:20PM
    I hate writing regex's.  Here's a library site of pre-built regexs: [http://regexlib.com/ ][1] [1]: http://regexlib.com/ ... Read Full Article
  • The problem with using regex's to parse URLs in text
    11/20/2010 8:51PM
    [http://www.internoetics.com/2010/01/09/make-text-links-clickable/ ][1] [1]: http://www.internoetics.com/2010/01/09/make-text-links-clickable/ ... Read Full Article
  • rewriteTextLinks() - a function to make links in blocks of text "clickable"
    11/22/2010 5:05PM
    I'm posting this in the hopes that it may be of some benefit. Basically, I need to replace URL's in plain text with clickable links. My first attempts at generating a regular expression to transform URLs in plain text into clickable links were not all that successful. Granted, I really didn't try that hard.With the wor ... Read Full Article