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    That's pretty damn cool, especially...

    That's pretty damn cool, especially http://www.bbc.co.uk/guidelines/futuremedia/technical/xhtml_integrity.shtml . It mostly mirrors the own standards I set up at work, down to the XHTML 1.0 Strict...
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    I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional! I took...

    I'm a Microsoft Certified Professional!

    I took an exam for free on how to troubleshoot Windows and IE. But I got a spiffy pin and everything. Certification is nice on a resume but it doesn't...
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    It is both very awesome and the most annoying...

    It is both very awesome and the most annoying thing in the world. The core of various projects at work that I wrote use ffmpeg to convert media.

    At home I use ffmpeg to rip some DVDs and Blu-Ray...
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    A while back, I used http://www.csszengarden.com/...

    A while back, I used http://www.csszengarden.com/ . I bought the book for it too: "The Zen of CSS Design."
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    The reference I use is...

    The reference I use is https://developer.mozilla.org/en/JavaScript , although it's easier to search that site (with Google) rather than try to browse it.

    You might want to look at some Javascript...
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    The size of the file isn't really relevant to...

    The size of the file isn't really relevant to PHP. It's how you access it. If you scan through the file and only read the bytes you need, then it's fine. If you load the entire file into memory every...
  7. Thread: fseek

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    SQL has no exploits if you use it properly. It's...

    SQL has no exploits if you use it properly. It's like saying PHP has many exploits; it has none (other than undiscovered bugs, of course). It's entirely up to how you use the tool.

    It's good that...
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    Eclipse is good for Java only. For PHP it's a...

    Eclipse is good for Java only. For PHP it's a nice concept, but it just fails so hard. It's a resource hog and every release of PDT is buggier and buggier.

    I use gVim (not pure vim; I'd rather...
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    Provided they're using Apache, then they're using...

    Provided they're using Apache, then they're using mod_rewrite which accepts the URL in a very much user-defined format and sends it to the proper script for execution. It's a very common technique,...
  10. Thread: Its time

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    A Javascript framework is incredibly useful and,...

    A Javascript framework is incredibly useful and, later in your experience, becomes pretty much essential for any moderately-sized project. I use Prototype and Scriptaculous, and for complicated...
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    It is most definitely Flash (incredibly annoying...

    It is most definitely Flash (incredibly annoying too).

    PHP couldn't do this anyway; PHP is a server-side language. Javascript couldn't do this specific effect either because of the smoothness of...
  12. Thread: users online.

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    I don't remember the specifics of how sessions...

    I don't remember the specifics of how sessions are managed in PHP, but I remember with cookies that you define the cookie without an expiration date (IIRC), then the browser should delete it when...
  13. Thread: CSS Reset

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    I used it on one project at work two years ago,...

    I used it on one project at work two years ago, but then maintenance turned into a headache to this day, and it continues to be a headache. In principle, it's a great idea--make every browser render...
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    At work, nearly all of our new projects don't...

    At work, nearly all of our new projects don't support IE6 anymore. One of our clients is quite a big name so that says something.

    Still, Diddy is right, depends completely on the target market and...
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    It's like Office Space...so easy to relate to.

    It's like Office Space...so easy to relate to.
  16. If you're saying that the database can contain...

    If you're saying that the database can contain any type of file and you only want images back, either:

    Store the MIME type of each file and look for ones starting with "image/" (by far the best...
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    Thank you for saying essentially that social...

    Thank you for saying essentially that social networking in this context is stupid.
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    DESC is a keyword. Escape it with backticks.

    DESC is a keyword. Escape it with backticks.
  19. But aside from protecting the data, what's the...

    But aside from protecting the data, what's the legality in saving or transmitting it?
  20. A client has requested a form that, among other...

    A client has requested a form that, among other sensitive fields, includes a social security number. Obviously, security is important. Unfortunately, they want the results of the submission e-mailed...
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    Well...you kept the swoopy postbit thing at...

    Well...you kept the swoopy postbit thing at least. ;)
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    You and your sneaky "gamma."

    You and your sneaky "gamma."
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    Any reason you're not simply using the "title"...

    Any reason you're not simply using the "title" attribute of the appropriate element to have a tooltip show up?

    If you don't care about IE6 (and even then there's a workaround) you can do this...
  24. All quite true, although given what your site is...

    All quite true, although given what your site is about, a certain amount of flashiness is appropriate. In general, less is more. The most usable sites out there are the simplest.
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    Holy hell, it's been a while.

    Holy hell, it's been a while.
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