Web

It's not a big truck. It's a series of tubes.

Goodbye NoScript

Update: It seems that the pressure of the backlash and Firefox' AMO policy has prevailed, and the NoScript extension has been "un-eviled". For now. Trust is a lot harder to regain, however, and I will not be using it again for my part.

News Category: 

My site under XSS attack

So I was sifting through my logs and found a well-executed, actual XSS attack on one of my pages in the Ermarian Network.

As XSS attacks go, it was fairly harmless: The attacker injected an HTML link that was displayed after the form field; the HTML link did not go anywhere. Really a proof of concept, and an (intentional?) heads up that I should secure my site better.

News Category: 
Keywords: 

HTML: Not appearance, but meaning

Something that has bothered me for a long time is the widespread belief that HTML is a language used to determine the appearance of content. Because it isn't, and the day I found that out has changed the way I think about the web and write web pages forever.

...

Keywords: 
Taxonomy upgrade extras: 
News Category: 

Dropdown menus

On occasion, a webmaster will want a select field on their web site to act like a drop-down menu: A way of opening a certain page simply by expanding the menu and clicking a certain option.

As an example:

News Category: 
Keywords: 

Clean URIs *without* PHP, Part Three

Half a year ago, I wrote two short guides on how to use PHP to get "clean resource identifiers" for your website. A "clean" address, in this case was considered a sensible, short and memorable name that could be easily printed on paper or dictated, which did not depend on the location of the files and which (importantly) did not have a file extension like .php or .html.

News Category: 
Keywords: 
© 2006-2012: All content, unless otherwise noted, is the property of Arancaytar. It may be copied and modified with attribution for non-commercial purposes. By publishing comments on this site, you grant Arancaytar a non-exclusive, perpetual license to reproduce and publish these comments along with any identifying information provided. (You may request your comments to be deleted or edited voluntarily.)
Subscribe to RSS - Web