Archive for July, 2009

Image button found guilty of not being valid xhtml horror!!!

The .net image button seems so innocent but a trip over to w3c.org and the html validator soon exposes the terrible truth. Prepare yourself for this, sit down, have a large brandy ready... It renders border="0" even though you haven't put one in there yourself! try it! Put any xhtml 1.0 transitional site into the validator: http://validator.w3.org/ And watch in utter horror while your site is rejected as a bad example to kids everywhere. So what is going on here? And is there anyway...

Flash Video not running on IIS 6 windows server 2003

Seen this one before but while chatting with some (tech) friends I discovered most seemed to think that this should just work out of the box, well unfortunately it doesn't. But adding support on you windows driven website isn't that hard, just a few short steps. So I thought it might be useful to explain here: You need to add the .flv MIME type to IIS: First click on the site to configure in IIS, right click - select "Properties". Under HTTP Headers Tab, select "File Types" button...

SQL Server 2008 finally we can script data

I was at the UK launch of SQL Server, but a lot of that event seemed to focus on some very niche features, new location type data, the usual better performance stats and better reporting facilities. While these are great, I dispair at the loss of the open table, now we open top 200 for editing. I understand that the open table was not efficient but it was handy when something has gone wrong at the 11th hour; so why not just give both options? you can do the top 200 on a production machine,...
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