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by Lou
Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: RSS feeds
Replies: 4
Views: 5356

Re: RSS feeds

As I said you seem to be good about posting necessary development news here, and the phpBB forum does the RSS update automatically. I'm with you, the one RSS feed I maintained, I gave up for the same reason as you; no good tools (in my price range) although I have not looked for a couple of years. A...
by Lou
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:02 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: RSS feeds
Replies: 4
Views: 5356

Re: RSS feeds

I do use the forum RSS feed instead of needing to stop by to check activity. If you have another one for the HTML Validator, I guess that answers the question.

By posting updates, etc. here, the forum RSS lets me know about availability, and it's automatic.
by Lou
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Scripting Languages
Topic: HTML select with multiple attribute
Replies: 2
Views: 36549

Re: HTML select with multiple attribute

Thanks Albert.

What's that line 'after being explained, great scientific discoveries are intuitively obvious.'
Well maybe not a great discovery...

Thanks again.
by Lou
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Scripting Languages
Topic: HTML select with multiple attribute
Replies: 2
Views: 36549

HTML select with multiple attribute

Got a question about html form, Select and options. One of the <select> attributes is multiple, a "Boolean attribute allows multiple selections." My problem is I can't figure out how to capture the multiple values on the server side handler called when the form is submitted. In fact I can't see that...
by Lou
Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: :focus on elements that aren't valid
Replies: 5
Views: 5307

Re: :focus on elements that aren't valid

It may not be current but my copy of "Cascading Style Sheets Level 2 Revision 1, (CSS 2.1) Specification," W3C Candidate Recommendation 19 July 2007, defines the following": :link pseudo-class applies for links that have not yet been visited. :visited pseudo-class applies once the link has been visi...
by Lou
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: TopStyle
Topic: Download problems
Replies: 1
Views: 3915

Download problems

Is there a alternative to the website download? I have been having trouble for a while. I did manage to download 5.0.0.93 and you're upto 5.0.0.102 so I'm a bit behind. My internet is slow, with lots of latency due to the length of the satellite link. I get about the first 1MB downloaded before the ...
by Lou
Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Impact of Surveillance on web development
Replies: 12
Views: 16051

Re: Impact of Surveillance on web development

Right on target (topic) I thank. An article that points to where education could be focused is http://www.datagenetics.com/blog/september32012/ The first grabber point is that only 20 of the possible 10,000 4-digit pin numbers are 26% of the pins used! The pin '1234' is almost 11% of the pins studie...
by Lou
Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HealthCare.gov Still Fails Basic HTML Check
Replies: 14
Views: 28495

Re: HealthCare.gov Fails Basic HTML Check

I fear HealthCare.gov has/will continue to fall pray to the "The Mythical Man-Month". An old concept (1975?) but still valid. Comments like a "Tech Surge" and a '747 full of software engineers' demonstrate that some managers still have not grasp Brooks' insight into the management of large software ...
by Lou
Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:08 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HealthCare.gov Still Fails Basic HTML Check
Replies: 14
Views: 28495

Re: HealthCare.gov Fails Basic HTML Check

It is a sad commentary on commercial software writing in general and government contracting practices. Admittedly the "government" code I was involved in writing and validating was a different size and function, some of the same practices obviously should apply to any code other than maybe a onetime...
by Lou
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: HealthCare.gov Still Fails Basic HTML Check
Replies: 14
Views: 28495

Re: HealthCare.gov Fails Basic HTML Check

The saga goes on. They talk about 500 million lines of code. It sounds like the html errors visible on the screen don't begin to address the functional issues in the backroom!
NY Times 21 Oct 13
by Lou
Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: code collapse - suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 5908

Re: code collapse - suggestion

Albert thanks for the update. Starting a new phpBB I was reading their coding standards for comments and use of optional { }. They want coders to use { } following an if, else, while to define a block, even if it includes just a single statement. This supports the way the fold works. The link you gi...
by Lou
Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: code collapse - suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 5908

Re: code collapse - suggestion

Albert, Interesting. Yes if I put the comment inside the function (inside the brackets { /* ... */ } ) the both the function and the long comment can each be folded. That solved my issue. However, a long comment between the 'if' and its code block {...} does not prevent the 'if' from being folded. I...
by Lou
Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: code collapse - suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 5908

Re: code collapse - suggestion

Albert, using the following file. I am using version 12.0300 there are handles along the left side to fold the "if" and "else" but not "function" <?php /* this is a test file */ function do_something() /***** * I would like to be able to fold the * function do_something() down to a single line * lik...
by Lou
Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: code collapse - suggestion
Replies: 7
Views: 5908

code collapse - suggestion

Albert, I find the code collapse feature handy when working with longer PHP scripts. Would it be possible to add the ability to collapse functions?
by Lou
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: TopStyle
Topic: Program crash on accessing File Menu
Replies: 9
Views: 9089

Re: Program crash on accessing File Menu

I would suggest maybe reinstalling and checking options carefully.
I am running V5.0.0.98 on win8/64bit without an issue. Did not have an issue with previous versions on earlier OS.

Just a suggestion.