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by MikeGale
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Windows 10 Edge browser bugs and Windows 10
Replies: 33
Views: 30029

Re: Windows 10 Edge browser bugs and Windows 10

I think it really sad that browsers as components are now hard to do. This is an important part of many potential software solutions. Without it we're forced to use browsers plus web servers.
by MikeGale
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Mozilla layoffs
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Mozilla layoffs

Thanks for that. I find it disturbing of how the " free browser " game has played out. It's led to the rise of advertising , and with users hooked on it, they end up wasting so much (Their time , getting bad content , bandwidth ...) I wonder how much the value of the deal influenced the layoffs. Is ...
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Mozilla layoffs
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Mozilla layoffs

Second set of layoffs recently. Their revenue stream has been like that for a long time. They know that Google will eventually go for the jugular. This is one reason I'd much rather pay for a browser, a browser that actually does what I want. Then I wouldn't be in the hands of designers who don't ca...
by MikeGale
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Mozilla layoffs
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Mozilla layoffs

I see that Mozilla is laying off 25% of its people.

https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/08/1 ... g-mozilla/

On Twitter look for #MozillaLifeboat

We are in danger of going in the wrong direction. I see suggestions that Chromium may fork.
by MikeGale
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Pages that are altered by the browser
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Pages that are altered by the browser

By the earlier web I'm thinking of my experience. True there was a lot of ugly material and bad intent but there were also a good number of people doing inventive and powerful things. I remember multiple scripting languages, I even had somebody sending me instructions on how to plug my own language ...
by MikeGale
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Pages that are altered by the browser
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Pages that are altered by the browser

It's an interesting area. The likes of Pocket and Instapaper show some of the possibilities. The 85X metric suggests that less than 2% of web traffic is useful to the audience. Think about that. We get more than 80 times greater capacity from the existing web if we ditch the garbage. People do serio...
by MikeGale
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Pages that are altered by the browser
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Pages that are altered by the browser

Some browsers have reading modes that alter the content we create. Here's an extension of that, under development, which does more. ( This page is from 2018, development is under way. ) https://brave.com/speed-reader/ I wonder what this sort of thing will do to web development? It might increase the...
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Mixture of line endings in a single file, how to correct it
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Mixture of line endings in a single file, how to correct it

Yep I had the dubious pleasure of using a Teletype machine many years ago. I remember how carriage return and line feed were distinct "commands". It looks deliberate. With two symbols there are 3 ways of doing it (barring LFCR) and we've got all of them. That tool is a great way of doing it. (It can...
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Adding numeric entities to HTML Validator
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Re: Adding numeric entities to HTML Validator

Thanks. The emojis, in my view, are a bit of a mess. In this case I was seeing whether one could create decent symbols along the line of a no smoking sign. A circle with diagonal slash laid over an underlying image. In this case it was a "no regurgi-posting" symbol that I attempted to make. It didn'...
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Mixture of line endings in a single file, how to correct it
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Mixture of line endings in a single file, how to correct it

I periodically find that I'm working on a file with mixed line endings in it. (I've not checked thoroughly, I think they arise when somebody else touches a file and I use a diff tool to merge some of their lines with my own OR somebody else manufactures it.) I'm interested in how other people "fix" ...
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Adding numeric entities to HTML Validator
Replies: 3
Views: 340

Adding numeric entities to HTML Validator

Some time ago I was experimenting with emojis. (In the end I wasn't impressed with the coherence of the system.) While doing that I found one emoji that Validator 2020 didn't recognise. ( It was an odd one, that I'm embarrassed to mention, but it was part of the test suite, "🤮". ) Two questi...
by MikeGale
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Best domain name registrar
Replies: 5
Views: 3369

Re: Best domain name registrar

Thanks for this post.

Do they only renew a year at a time or can you pay for multiple years?

Do you have any experience with Domains.com? Comments about them?
by MikeGale
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Windows 10 Edge browser bugs and Windows 10
Replies: 33
Views: 30029

Re: Windows 10 Edge browser bugs and Windows 10

I just converted my Edge (non (development / "canary") version) to the Chromium based version. So I can't testing, in that browser, on the EdgeHTML engine any more. A bit of a pity. EdgeHTML is still available as a component that I can add to any program, so it has important potential. Anybody here ...
by MikeGale
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Web Development
Topic: Windows 10 Edge browser bugs and Windows 10
Replies: 33
Views: 30029

Re: Windows 10 Edge browser bugs and Windows 10

I just checked in two versions of Edge. The original and a "Canary Build" of the Chromium version.

I can confirm that it works in both. Those are versions 44... and 82...
by MikeGale
Tue Nov 12, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Site Promotion & SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
Topic: Old SEO is finally dead
Replies: 10
Views: 8265

Re: Old SEO is finally dead

Agreed the organic links are the ones to click. I find it concerning how the surveillance is steadily widening. I see that Google has now got hold of more pre-existing medical information, through a company called Ascension (from 150 US hospitals). I also find people sharing links (all too often) th...