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PHP/Zend Framework Developer based in the UK.


Jun
14
comment SEO: Using the same image on separate webpages with different 'alt' tags.
Micro-optimization of your image filenames at the expensive of site load speed (and thus user experience) seems like a bad idea to me.
Jun
12
comment How to access a website hosted on a shared server (and IP), when its domain is not working?
What are you actually trying to do? Figure out how to keep accessing a site where you know the domain will expire? You seem to be working under the assumption that all websites have a secret 'raw URL address' but this is not the case.
Jun
12
comment Should I add a trailing slash to my canonical link or not?
I think the homepage is a special case here. Chrome and Firefox may hide the trailing slash from the URL (in the same way that they hide the http://) but it is still there. If you visit http://example.com, the request URI the browser will send to the server is for /.
Jun
7
answered Why would my new WordPress site require a 301 redirect?
Jun
6
answered Redirecting one page to HTTPS, and all others back to HTTP isn't working as expected
Jun
6
comment Redirecting one page to HTTPS, and all others back to HTTP isn't working as expected
I think you're missing the initial / on the order path, so it should be RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/order/$
May
30
answered HTML: Images always getting reloaded from server
May
28
comment How should I work out VAT (UK tax) in my eCommerce site?
I'm not sure what ecommerce solution you're using but isn't there a fourth option: round the product prices to 2dp before doing the tax calculation? That way the result matches but you still have your 4dp product prices.
May
24
awarded  Nice Answer
May
21
awarded  Enthusiast
May
20
comment How to respond to attack on web site
apps.db.ripe.net/search/… - is the whois for that IP. The abuse email address is on there if you wish to report the issue to the ISP
May
11
revised Etags are not appearing on PHP pages
added 9 characters in body
May
11
comment Expiry date in response header contradicts the cache-control setting
Cache-Control and Expires are separate headers. Do you have something else setting the Expires header?
May
11
comment Etags are not appearing on PHP pages
If you mean the modified date of the PHP script, this is risky, but it depends a bit on what your script does. Imagine a PHP script that simply outputs the current time - if that script sent an ETag based on it's own last modified date, it would be wrong, as the HTML content would change when the time does but the ETag would not.
May
11
answered Etags are not appearing on PHP pages
May
8
answered Check old urls for backlinks - same domain new design and urls
May
7
comment Yandex.Metrica: can I redirect from /favicon.ico to the 1×1 gif counter?
Just to add that browsers definitely do cache favicons that do exist, this is quite easy to verify: webpagetest.org/result/130507_A7_Q9A (compare favicon request in first view and its absence in the repeat view).
May
7
comment Yandex.Metrica: can I redirect from /favicon.ico to the 1×1 gif counter?
I wouldn't expect browsers to cache the result of a request that resulted in a 404, but if you've ever tried to change a favicon you'll know that browsers can hang on to the old one for much longer than they would a normal image (regardless of cache headers) so I think they treat them differently. I take your point about page rendering, but if I can pedantically argue semantics, the favicon is part of the 'page load', so adding in a redirect does slow down the page load, even if it may well technically improve the page render time.
May
7
answered Yandex.Metrica: can I redirect from /favicon.ico to the 1×1 gif counter?
May
7
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