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Apr
21
comment How to pick which version of .ico image is favicon?
@Mike .ico files have supported multiple sizes for years, however the value of that is limited on websites as the tabs and address bar often only use the 16x16 or at most 32x32 version. They can go up to at least 128x128 with a 32bit colour depth now.
Apr
8
comment Why does my IP address become Google's IP address when using Chrome on the mobile?
It's like the old days of AOL where all their users appeared to come from Pennsylvania even when they were actually in the US.
Mar
19
comment Google reCAPTCHA “Type the Text”
The idea behind version 2 is to actually be less intrusive - it uses some heuristics around how the user interacts with the page/control to determine if it even needs to show you the puzzle - often it will just show the tick box and let you through. If you change the call to use the v1 reCAPTCHA, you'll also need to ensure that you have updated the server side code to support that version as well.
Mar
15
comment What might be causing my site's pages to load more slowly in these IIS Rewrite Module rules?
Have you tried disabling them one at a time and seeing if there's an obvious issue with one of the rules? The main thing I'd think is that you've got some broken script/image/css links in your page that are being rewritten to content pages when you enable those rules which may cause page blocking - check the Network tab of a browser's F12 tools to see if you're getting a number of odd requests on the page. Alternatively, locally you can enable trace logging in IIS which will report on every single part of the request and how long it takes processing rules, etc.
Mar
4
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Mar
4
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
@richhallstoke - Could be, although I think most of those are looking for urls in data-src* attributes rather than pre-fetching the content of the src attributes. I'll double check with our front end team.
Feb
29
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
Apologies to BingBot/Yahoo - I think I'd mixed up two log lines - looks like it's actually some browsers attempting to pre-fetch content or similar ((mostly Chrome on ChromeOS, Safari on iPad and some Firefox instances) which is more painful :(
Feb
29
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
@w3dk - Sorry for the delay - yes the request is identical to that in the HTML. My server (IIS 7.5 running ASP.NET 4) responds with 500 Internal Server Error because it thinks this is "A potentially dangerous Request.Form value" (see white paper on this here). However digging deeper I think this isn't Bing/Yahoo but overzealous browser pre-fetches (mostly Chrome on ChromeOS, Safari on iPad and some Firefox instances - which is more painful).
Feb
26
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
Yes, I'm thinking it's an error with these bots - as they should be recognising that the data: scheme doesn't represent a relative link. Interesting to see that both BingBot and YahooSlurp might be able to be blocked via that extension - I'll give that a go and see how we get on.
Feb
26
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
@w3dk The Data URI scheme is supposed to be a fully contained base64 encoded representation of the binary object - meaning that the browser shouldn't be making another request - everything it needs is in the page already - see the question for an example of format - that's not a link to another part of the site. Yes, we've seen these for quite some time in our log files now.
Feb
25
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Feb
25
comment Is it possible to exclude Data-URIs (data:image/xxx) through robots.txt?
We are seeing requests from both BingBot and YahooSlurp for urls like: /folder/path/data:image/gif;base64,... which is causing issues as we're then getting "Potentially dangerous request" errors in IIS.
Feb
20
comment Hosting HTML5 video on Youtube/Vimeo, without using player
Vimeo and YouTube offer you free hosting and bandwidth because they are able to sell adverts on your content (and show them through their players) - if they offered raw URLs then they wouldn't be able to include the adverts, and they would want to charge you for the bandwidth directly. Cloudfront and other CDNs will offer you alternative hosting options that may be cheaper than your current hosting provider.
Jan
14
revised How can CloudFlare offer a free CDN with unlimited bandwidth?
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Jan
14
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Dec
27
answered How was a domain in clientRenewProhibited state able to be renewed?
Dec
27
answered Which subdomains can I use when I register a UK domain (.co.uk, .ac.uk, etc)?
Oct
22
answered What to do when web server hosting is down?
Jul
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
31
comment IIS 7.5 and 404 error with non-www domain but no subdomain
Hmm, I wish you luck with that, you have no guarantee that that service will stick around as you're not paying for it :-( You'd be better off talking to your hosting provider and asking them if they support domains without the www. and if not consider switching to one who does.