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by MikeGale
Mon May 22, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Microformats and CSE
Replies: 5
Views: 16509

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: 17078

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: 17078

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: 14361

Thanks Albert,

That does the job.
by MikeGale
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Adding protocols
Replies: 4
Views: 14361

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: 21120

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: 21120

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: 15901

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: 18790

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: 18790

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...
by MikeGale
Tue Mar 21, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Drop down list for user agents
Replies: 7
Views: 22975

I was editing an existing URL not creating a new one.

The interface is different.

I've checked adding a URL and I do get a drop down combo.
by MikeGale
Tue Mar 21, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Drop down list for user agents
Replies: 7
Views: 22975

Hi Albert,

A combo box is what I expected.

In my system 7.01 under Windows 2003 the drop down does not appear, no matter what I do. There's a bug there.

When the control gets focus /mouseover it acquires a thin black box around it but no drop down.
by MikeGale
Mon Mar 20, 2006 10:14 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Knock on effect of bad quoting in source page
Replies: 1
Views: 10701

Knock on effect of bad quoting in source page

I have noticed that CSE is sometimes thrown out by source that looks something like <tag1 attrib1=value1"> (The example I saw was similar to this but I can't recall the URL. It caused errors for several subsequent lines.) I found an example of this at a 37signals site (which surprised me). It would ...
by MikeGale
Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: Different config files, batch tool
Replies: 4
Views: 15078

Hi, Your suggestions have taken me further than I was. The <cseignore> helps in some cases. It protects against blocks that can be identified and marked in the XHTML source. (In my test case it reduced error count from 35 to 13.) It doesn't work with injected script. The ASP.NET (1.1) framework inje...
by MikeGale
Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: BETA Talk
Topic: .NET Interop and version 8
Replies: 2
Views: 12066

Thanks Albert. I've had a look at the material you mentioned. I'm impressed with it but not yet ready to jump in. I suspect it will take more time than I currently wish to spend. (The easiest approach might be to try the VB code, load up it's dependencies (compiler, MSXML 2.6 and RegEx 5.5) and see ...