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by MikeGale
Mon Oct 09, 2006 2:28 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Standard edition; how revert back to thoroughness of Free?
Replies: 4
Views: 12036

I think it's better to know where things are wrong. I suspect that many users with "warnings switched off" would not enable those warnings, as they had originally intended. I don't know how long it would take to convert your content. In some cases I've seen large numbers of problems on multiple page...
by MikeGale
Wed Sep 27, 2006 2:13 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Test of Beta 2a.
Replies: 4
Views: 13874

That's very good.

Looking forward to it.
by MikeGale
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:12 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Documentation, legal charsets
Replies: 2
Views: 11284

That's good news. (Internationalising content is still an ugly area. Some of the issues being to make sure that nobody and noprogram damages work already done.)
by MikeGale
Tue Sep 19, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Test of Beta 2a.
Replies: 4
Views: 13874

Some quick feedback: 1) I had a non-standard installation. 8 (Beta 1) installed but 7 running from the edit button of IE etc. I installed with IE still active. I'm not greatly concerned about this. 2) It occurred to me that it may be easy to create a version of the source that is ANSI encoded and su...
by MikeGale
Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Documentation, legal charsets
Replies: 2
Views: 11284

Documentation, legal charsets

When testing I thought of running some encodings other than ANSI and UTF-8. (I abandoned the idea.) When looking at that I couldn't find a list of valid values for the charset (http-equiv/content-type and it's really an encoding!) in the documentation. I think it would be valuable to have a list of ...
by MikeGale
Mon Sep 18, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Test of Beta 2a.
Replies: 4
Views: 13874

Test of Beta 2a.

Hi, I've just run through a few tests of Beta 2a. The tests comprised about twenty pages, containing, HTML 4 , XHTML 1 transitional, some encoded as ANSI, some as utf-8, windows, unix, mac line ends, asp code embedded and aspx code embedded. These are validation tests, with my custom setup and both ...
by MikeGale
Tue Sep 12, 2006 3:02 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: charset
Replies: 3
Views: 18418

Hi Phil, Utf-8 is a great idea and will, I believe, ultimately become very common. At present the world is full of editors and text changing tools that either do not understand it or do it wrong (as you've found). I find it perfectly possible to use utf-8 where the content is not subject to a variet...
by MikeGale
Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Space conversion and auto-indent
Replies: 5
Views: 16081

Hi Lars, I'm know nothing about the review you refer to. I'd recommend that you form your own opinions of what is good layout and practice. Then base your decision on what you want . In my experience reviews often come to conclusions different from my own but are useful. (I'm not even going into a d...
by MikeGale
Tue Sep 05, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Please slove the below error.
Replies: 4
Views: 14427

This might be the commonest error made in web pages.

You can get away with believing you're writing normal text, most of the time, but this shows that it's not.

I don't think there is a work around. (However pages that get this right do indicate web authors who know what they're doing.)
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:26 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: ASP.NET
Replies: 10
Views: 34338

Hi, I've emailed a zip with two files inside. These files illustrate ASP.NET 1.1 pages with code on the page and several references (import statements), and a selection of ASP.NET tags as found in source (before the engine renders them). The context has been shortened and confidential material remov...
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:11 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: line highlighting
Replies: 5
Views: 13924

I suggest using a diff tool . My experience is that once you've tried one of these you use it all the time. There's free tools out there, I can't comment on them. I use something called Beyond Compare and I use it constantly. (These things seem not be in the general consciousness but they ought to b...
by MikeGale
Mon Aug 14, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 80040154 Error when running on my test server
Replies: 4
Views: 16244

Hi David, I published something related recently, there's a copy on the CSE site. It's native .NET code that uses the V 7 DLL via Interop. The write up is pretty basic but it does have some rudimentary unit tests (provided you set it up with provided configuration). There is not additional support. ...
by MikeGale
Mon Aug 14, 2006 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: 80040154 Error when running on my test server
Replies: 4
Views: 16244

This can be a class not registered error. (Regsvr32 to fix.)

It's documented in various places like
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q175804/
by MikeGale
Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: First thoughts with 8 Beta 1
Replies: 15
Views: 34839

Hi, If it happens again I'll try to dig out more information. Currently I have a dump of knowledge base articles that Microsoft automatically selected from the logged event. It's not very specific as it lists what I estimate is more than 90 articles. I put these into a word document. (There was too ...
by MikeGale
Thu Aug 10, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: First thoughts with 8 Beta 1
Replies: 15
Views: 34839

Hi Albert, Those messages are a Windows 2003 thing. Just part of the normal run of operations, after reboot. I seldom send the report but I really like a reminder of anything that might have gone wrong. (I've never taken the time to get a deeper insight into this subsystem.) I'm running a fair amoun...