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by MikeGale
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Calls on first install of a browser
Replies: 0
Views: 43

Calls on first install of a browser

This is pretty specialised at the moment, but could conceivably become mainstream. When a browser is first installed it typically goes out and makes a lot of calls, some to pretty odd places. If the general populace caught wind of what is going on it might change their browser habits. Some of those ...
by MikeGale
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Using Emojis in markup, odd behaviour in editor
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Using Emojis in markup, odd behaviour in editor

Thanks for that. My "safe" technique handles the situation.

I did a little experimentation with the "modifier" code points. Without seeing the technical definitions, the design seemed pretty ad-hoc to me. Has some odd features.
by MikeGale
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Using Emojis in markup, odd behaviour in editor
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Using Emojis in markup, odd behaviour in editor

Thanks Albert. I can imagine one thing about this that would take a bit of thought. You need to parse the source for these nested modifiers, and worse some of them change the glyphs used. (It's situational so need "lookup-tables" to do the right thing.) I've used these in non-public pages, not sure ...
by MikeGale
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Using Emojis in markup, odd behaviour in editor
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Using Emojis in markup, odd behaviour in editor

I'm looking at emoji's within X/HTML and am seeing some odd behaviour in the editor. I have a workaround, which, with a bit of extra baggage is somewhat readable in the source. If anybody has ideas on other ways to tackle this, I'd appreciate some information. Issue: I see extra "blank spaces" in th...
by MikeGale
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Chrome vs Firefox and BSOD
Replies: 4
Views: 952

Re: Chrome vs Firefox and BSOD

I use Firefox quite a bit and Brave rather than Chrome. (I think technically Brave is still in Beta, but it's pretty solid. It's a Chromium browser.) Some observations. Firefox, and other browsers, get slow as they save information about web sites . Cookies and other data. Firefox has a useful facil...
by MikeGale
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Still developing on a 32-bit OS?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: Still developing on a 32-bit OS?

When I'm using the 32 bit machine, I'd use the old version.
by MikeGale
Thu May 17, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Still developing on a 32-bit OS?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: Still developing on a 32-bit OS?

The machine is older and has 4GB of memory. At that memory size I judge 32 bit to be the wisest thing to do.
by MikeGale
Thu May 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Site Promotion & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Topic: Are you using 'Disallow' in robots.txt and think a search engine won't list your page?
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: Are you using 'Disallow' in robots.txt and think a search engine won't list your page?

Makes me think of the way DNT is not obeyed by just about anybody. Imagine if there were: Do Not Track (With a richer instruction including things like, "if any of my data will end up at XXX, YYY...; first party re-identification allowed...) Do not collect data Do not de-anonymise Do not advertise a...
by MikeGale
Thu May 17, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Still developing on a 32-bit OS?
Replies: 8
Views: 5844

Re: Still developing on a 32-bit OS?

Periodically, maybe once a year, I use a 32 bit Win 10 machine. It's a laptop.

This might be for up to 4 weeks.

In those times I generally need to do some work with the validator.
by MikeGale
Thu May 17, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Site Promotion & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Topic: Are you using 'Disallow' in robots.txt and think a search engine won't list your page?
Replies: 4
Views: 2730

Re: Are you using 'Disallow' in robots.txt and think a search engine won't list your page?

That's interesting:

"If you don't want me to read your page, then I must read your page".

Am I being too harsh?
by MikeGale
Sat Feb 04, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: Site Promotion & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Topic: Old SEO is finally dead
Replies: 4
Views: 5308

Re: Old SEO is finally dead

People who produced this sort of junk site (word salad unreadable nonsense) deserve what they've now got.

In a way the problem was caused by search engines.

(It may be a bit insulting to call it SEO though.)
by MikeGale
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Unneeded css
Replies: 5
Views: 5859

Re: Unneeded css

Interesting contrast. We just had the warmest December night recorded in Sydney. Previous record was set in 1868!
by MikeGale
Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Topic: CSS Inheritance
Replies: 4
Views: 7208

Re: CSS Inheritance

How much of the content were you able to edit using regular expressions?

In the past I've found that an extremely productive way to do these things.
by MikeGale
Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: CSS (Cascading Style Sheets)
Topic: CSS Inheritance
Replies: 4
Views: 7208

Re: CSS Inheritance

It's a real pleasure to see an article like this. Bang on target.
by MikeGale
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:37 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Getting Ready for HTTP/2
Replies: 36
Views: 19555

Re: Getting Ready for HTTP/2

As HTTP2 gets more real, there's another way to check for it. Browser independent. Run Wireshark.