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bio website debiki.com
location Oslo, Norway
age 34
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Jan 8 at 23:26

Software developer. On my spare time I'm sometimes building a hopefully better discussion system for blogs and forums:

About: http://www.debiki.com
Demo: http://www.debiki.com/demo/-71cs1-demo-page-1

All original source snippets that I post on StackOverflow and StackExchange sites are licensed under Creative Common's CC0 (in addition to the license prescribed by StackOverflow.)


Jun
25
comment Can I use asterisks in URLs?
Here's another similar SO question: Can a URL have an asterisk?. I didn't find them, because I spelled Asterisk with Asterix :-/ until I was corrected (see the Asterix reply below :-)).
Jun
25
comment Can I use asterisks in URLs?
For what it's worth, here someone says Wikipedia allows asterisks in URLs and someone else says it's okay: Can a URL have an asterisk?
Jun
25
comment Can I use asterisks in URLs?
Thanks for the info on how end users probably would perceive the asterisks. Now I will most likely prefer query strings instead.
Jun
25
comment Can I use asterisks in URLs?
W.r.t. Asterix: Oh that's why I didn't find any relevant pages on StackOverflow or Webmasters. Now I found 2 related pages on S.O.: Allowing asterisk in URL and Can a URL have an asterisk? -- thanks :-)
Jun
25
comment Can I use asterisks in URLs?
W.r.t. Asterix: What! Did you think I meant "Asterisk"?
Jun
25
comment Can I use asterisks in URLs?
I'm confused by the phrase "are reserved for use as having special significance within specific schemes". Can I not define my own application specific scheme? Could that be intention, with sub-delims, that web apps use them in a web app specific manner?
Jun
25
comment Can I use asterisks in URLs?
Hmm, * is a reserved character, yes. But it's a sub-delimiter, and when I read the URI spec it seems to me that it's fine to use sub-delims in an application specific manner, in the path component of the URI. -- Doesn't this mean it's OK to use * (and also e.g. @, :, +, ,) in the way I did?
Jun
25
asked Can I use asterisks in URLs?
Apr
14
accepted Is this safe? <a href=http://javascript:…>
Mar
30
comment Is this safe? <a href=http://javascript:…>
Actually, I run JsHtmlSanitizer on both the client and server. On the server I using the Rhino JavaScript engine. I just read about HTML Purifier and I got the impression that running JsHtmlSanitizer on the server would do roughly the same thing, as HTML Purifier? Except for the fact that JsHtmlSanitizer only sanitizes, doesn't purify. (Thanks for the tip :-))
Mar
30
revised Is this safe? <a href=http://javascript:…>
Edited background.
Mar
30
asked Is this safe? <a href=http://javascript:…>
Jan
14
awarded  Editor
Jan
14
awarded  Scholar
Jan
14
comment Can prefixing a dash reduce the search engine rating?
@John Mueller: I'll use <link rel='canonical'...> to mitigate duplicated contents problems. But it's almost not an issue anyway in my case: Some pages will be accessed almost only via some/path/page-name (e.g. blog and wiki pages), whereas other pages will be accessed exclusively via GUID (e.g. forum pages -- I'd like 2 people to be able to create questions with the same name (but different GUID)).
Jan
14
comment Can prefixing a dash reduce the search engine rating?
@John Conde: Okay. In my webapp, I've removed the "id-..." code I added a few hours ago and changed to "-..." which I like better :-)
Jan
14
accepted Can prefixing a dash reduce the search engine rating?
Jan
8
awarded  Student
Dec
31
asked Can prefixing a dash reduce the search engine rating?