Notes on a web journey

posted on: 17 April 2005

Javascript shell

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Javascript shell:

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posted on: 16 April 2005

User path

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Interesting post: Desire lines

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posted on: 15 April 2005

Oil for food

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Oil (or some other resource) is the reason for most of what happens nowadays in the world, over and over:

Oil for Food (BBC) plenty of links from there

Everybody should be able to see it, right?

...wrong!

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posted on: 15 April 2005

Rage and violence

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..in those caverns of eternity which open into every soul and which are filled with rage and violence until the time comes when they may be stored with wisdom and love..

..this cannot be until there are no more fools, for until the last fool has grown wise wisdom will totter and freedom will still be invisible..

From "The crock of gold" of James Stephens, poet and storyteller, born in Dublin in 1880.

Food for thought in times like these we are living in.

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posted on: 14 April 2005

XML vs. TXT

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One of the problems I'm having using XML is that I almost always have code samples included in the text of my studies and I have to use entities for everything. I'd rather use a TEXT file and parse it with document.innerHTML, much simpler and faster. Maybe is not very professional or reusable in the future (even if I think TEXT files will always be in use) as an XML file would be but it works fine.

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posted on: 14 April 2005

Language options with XMLHttpRequest

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I have been looking for a solution to a multi-language site that doesn't need to have the same pages repeated in different languages. I had tried using only Javascript but the translated text had to be saved together with the rest of the Javascript code and it didn't seem a practical solution.

I think that the solution could be XMLHttpRequest. I save all the “Studies” text in a XML file that has the same tags as the XHTML page and change the content of the page according to the language chosen by the user. I'm working on it, still polishing out a few glitches.

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posted on: 12 April 2005

More XMLHttpRequest

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I found more links:

I didn`t realize that XMLHttpRequest was such a popular topic..I have been using XML for a while but it's difficult to find good articles and practical applications.

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posted on: 10 April 2005

XMLHttpRequest

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Learning about XMLHttpRequest..

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posted on: 03 April 2005

Javascript window.onload

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I have updated the Protected copyright photo using
Simon Willison's addLoadEvent() function.

The problem for me is to be able to write a tutorial that can be understood easily by a beginner, copied and used without too much re-writing. I have a Javascript file that I import which controls the email address display and the events. To avoid conflicts, I had removed the imported file from the Protected photos page (I could have written another Javascript file with all the window.onload calls, imported it and solved all the problems, but it would have been even more difficult to explain, making the tutorial understandable only by advanced Javascript programmers). Now I wrote it back in and added some comments in the Javascript code to explain what is going on. For a beginner is confusing: how to import files, what happens, why, in which order..Simon Willison solution is pretty straightforward and should be easily understood, especially since there is a clear explanation of how it works.

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posted on: 01 April 2005

More and more

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Step by step they are getting everywhere:

Today is the 1st of April but those are not April's Fool jokes..or maybe they are and I cannot appreciate the humor.

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CSS,Javascript and Php studies

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Protect copyrighted photos: a simple but effective solution.
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The Tag replacer explained and a link to it.
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