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Web and desktop application programmer with a passion for Python and Google's Tools.


Jun
21
comment How can I make my binary file is served as binary and not text when user choose “Save Linked File As…” in Safari?
Unless you convince Safari users to change their browser, or Apple to adjust the behaviour then you'll need to decide whether to disable context menus for links in Safari or educate users to remove the .txt suffix for unknown filetypes. Its not possible to have your cake and eat it in this situation. This solution just stops the context menu (the method of triggering this unwanted download behaviour) in Safari browsers.
Jun
20
comment URL Rewrite to subdomains?
Cannot change the case of categories (without inserting each one manually) and cannot deal with spaces easily. Look at it in reverse, given a URL how does the web server know what the underlying page should be? Changing domain/subdomain without redirects can also unravel site security.
Jun
20
answered How can I make my binary file is served as binary and not text when user choose “Save Linked File As…” in Safari?
Jun
20
answered Advice on web app to make pdf (documents) library
May
24
revised Where can I find the full list of Google/Microsoft CDN hosted AJAX files?
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May
24
awarded  Nice Question
May
23
awarded  Popular Question
May
20
awarded  Quorum
May
16
comment IIS 6 405 error when POSTing through I-Frame
Bottom line is that you shouldn't be getting 405s. Good luck.
May
15
answered IIS 6 405 error when POSTing through I-Frame
May
2
awarded  Revival
Apr
28
answered stress test video streaming
Apr
21
awarded  Revival
Apr
19
comment How to check on the 99.99% Up time Guarantee?
@richaux won't move it to an answer, as I want to see how those who persist with upholding quoted SLAs manage to do it. There is a part of me that wishes it isn't a case of "resolved: won't fix".
Apr
19
comment Word docs opened/downloaded via IE cannot determine correct encoding when they contain embedd images
Can you provide a link (that causes the issue) and version of IE please?
Apr
19
answered Domain masking (and simple page links)
Apr
19
comment How to check on the 99.99% Up time Guarantee?
Good luck with that. Despite there being external monitoring tools, you'd have a hard time claiming back from a flaky provider. Does the uptime % reflect the box, the link to the box, the power to the box, the next tier of box, the backup service, etc. You need to have a good relationship with a reliable supplier for SLAs to "mean" anything in the firstplace. Rackspace offer 100% SLAs that mean nothing, networking between Rackspace VPSs can become laggy and fail with no compensation. Also human error on their side is not reimbursed. Pick someone reliable first then work on SLAs.
Apr
19
comment What is the best free hosting provider for my site?
@Christofian wish I could give you specifics, but it's just buried as a T&C and never mentioned again.
Apr
18
comment What is the best free hosting provider for my site?
@Christofian AFAIK only Byet byethost.com/index.php/free-hosting offer truly free VPS that is sensible for your needs. Although I cannot recommend it as they can take it away again at any time.
Apr
18
answered What is the best free hosting provider for my site?