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Tim Strehle’s links and thoughts on Web apps, managing software development and Digital Asset Management, since 2002.

Send plain text attachments as real attachments (Mozilla/Firefox)

MozillaZine Knowledge Base - Send plain text attachments as real attachments:

"Thunderbird normally sends plain text attachments inline, as part of the message body. If your recipient wants them to appear as real attachments add user_pref("mail.content_disposition_type", 1); to prefs.js or user.js ."

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 10:24:00 +0000

Structured Blogging

"Structured Blogging makes it easy to create, edit, and maintain different kinds of posts and is very similar to an edit form on a blog. The difference is that the structure will let users add specific styles to each type, and add links and pictures for reviews. These styles and tags ensure that movie and book reviews don't look like calendar or journal entries, and that each content type can be quickly recognized and processed by automated search services and other applications."

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 14:09:00 +0000

XML Form Documents in StarOffice (and OpenOffice)

Erwin Tenhumberg - XML Form Documents in StarOffice 8: "From some recent feedback I got the impression that many people are interested in the XForms technology. Therefore, I decided to do some kind of little tutorial about the XForms support in StarOffice 8 here in my blog."

Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:34:00 +0000

10 Places You Must Use Ajax

Alex Bosworth - 10 Places You Must Use Ajax:

"It's been well over a year now since GMail changed the way everyone thought about web apps.

It's now officially annoying to use web apps that haven't replaced clunky html functionality with peppy Ajax goodness.

Here are places Ajax should now be required in a web application."

Wed, 07 Dec 2005 10:30:00 +0000

Handling UTF-8 with PHP

Harry Fuecks in the WACT Wiki - Handling UTF-8 with PHP:

“This page is intended as a reference for functionality PHP provides which can either help with handling UTF-8 or should be regarded as a risk when used in conjunction with UTF-8 encoded strings.”

Wed, 07 Dec 2005 09:52:00 +0000

Leveraging the Web: Caching

Mark Nottingham - Leveraging the Web: Caching:

“The requirement was to make large-ish PDF files available on the internal network world-wide nearly instantaneously, with access control.

An external vendor had quoted a solution; it involved rolling out a pair of Windows NT servers (for redundancy) to each location around the world, each with its own database and custom-designed software that client applications on the reps’ desktops would connect to. The whole thing would be tied together with message queues and centrally managed.

Our exec wasn’t happy because the deployment cost for this was huge. […] So, when I wondered aloud why they didn’t just use Web caches, he got very interested.”

Tue, 06 Dec 2005 09:55:00 +0000