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by MikeGale
Sun May 28, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Special syntax in css sheets for compiled help
Replies: 4
Views: 14523

Thanks Albert.

That will give the best of both worlds. Check against standards, while allowing innovation. (I suspect microformats, if they take off, will increase the temptation to insert new forms of markup!)
by MikeGale
Fri May 26, 2006 6:12 am
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Microformats and CSE
Replies: 5
Views: 16240

That indicates that (in this forum at least) microformats are not in use. There's a fair amount of talk about them from people who would like to invent the future, and they seem to be creeping into various areas so we might see more. In the short term I'd guess that some small/closed groups are usin...
by MikeGale
Fri May 26, 2006 5:59 am
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Special syntax in css sheets for compiled help
Replies: 4
Views: 14523

Special syntax in css sheets for compiled help

I found the following syntax for css used in chm files. CSE does not recognise it.

MSHelp\:ktable
{
disambiguator: span;
filterString: ;
postfix:  
prefix: | 
separator: &nbsp| 
}

It would be useful to have this in the css validation.
by MikeGale
Mon May 22, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Microformats and CSE
Replies: 5
Views: 16240

Thanks for that Albert. I'm no expert on RDF and haven't used it yet. There are areas where this sort of thing would be very useful to me, though the designs I see don't really hack it (yet). Examples (I've replaced angle brackets with ( and ) in the following, the CMS system kills the markup!): Att...
by MikeGale
Mon May 22, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Microformats and CSE
Replies: 5
Views: 16240

I entered a last choice "Using them in a big way" in the survey.

How do I edit the options, to get that back in?

(I have no idea why it has disappeared.)
by MikeGale
Mon May 22, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Microformats and CSE
Replies: 5
Views: 16240

Microformats and CSE

I'm aware of chatter about microformats . My take on the situation is that simple syntax where an attribute is used may take off but more complex structures involving a nested heirarchy of tags will gain less traction. One thing that means is that the values of class , rel and rev , attributes are g...
by MikeGale
Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Page validates-looks good in other browsers but not with IE7
Replies: 4
Views: 16828

Hi, This confirms some suspicions I had about IE 7. I don't see any way they can release it if it will break existing pages, people just won't use it. Even if it's easy to return to IE 6, which I think it is, this could be the best thing that ever happened to Firefox! There are ways to hack a co-exi...
by MikeGale
Thu Apr 27, 2006 10:46 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Page validates-looks good in other browsers but not with IE7
Replies: 4
Views: 16828

As a matter of interest how have you installed IE 7?

Separate machine or have you tried co-existence?
by MikeGale
Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:04 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Adding protocols
Replies: 4
Views: 14096

Thanks Albert,

That does the job.
by MikeGale
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Adding protocols
Replies: 4
Views: 14096

Adding protocols

I've noticed this before but never bothered with the warnings it generates. I have pages, which are used for compiled help material. They contain a scheme/protocol not usually seen and not supported by CSE. Example: <a href="ms-help://MS.NETFrameworkSDKv1.1/ Is there a way to add protocols in setup?...
by MikeGale
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:15 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Is anyone using CSE with a code test framework
Replies: 5
Views: 20801

That sort of testing (technically it's probably not unit testing) can be done fairly easily with the right framework. There are tools out there that enable some fairly sophisticated scenarios. Like navigating to a page with logon, entering data, checking response screen... I've used this technique. ...
by MikeGale
Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Is anyone using CSE with a code test framework
Replies: 5
Views: 20801

I don't know the Java way of using non-COM DLL's but that's one approach. Another is to invoke the program, persist analysis to file and read that. I currently have something that seems stable in .NET. It's part machine generated translation. I've eliminated the dependencies on two COM components. (...
by MikeGale
Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Support for ASP.NET Master Pages
Replies: 5
Views: 15533

I agree it's really useful to be able to check the source files. I also find it essential to check the served pages. In that regard I'm using something called SWEA in some tests (they're more general than unit tests). WATIR (pronounced water) gives similar functionality, though you need to learn Rub...
by MikeGale
Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Unexplained Error about INPUT
Replies: 7
Views: 18450

What development tools you use is a matter of taste and preferences. I use several tools for XHTML development. I've always found that the WYSIWYG tools do an unacceptable job of writing code. Some might find them acceptable for prototyping but I don't consider them for serious production work . I c...
by MikeGale
Sun Apr 02, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Unexplained Error about INPUT
Replies: 7
Views: 18450

If you have a look around at big name sites using something like CSE, you might be amazed at what you see. I think it unfair to draw the conclusion that big company = sloppy work and cluelessness but some of these guys are not helping to squelch that idea. It also means that most web content is beyo...