Musings of a Manchester Drupal guy

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Tuesday, November 15, 2005 CFC Archive

Useful coldfusion cfc and script archive including internationalisation scripts, tinyurl cfc and various colfdusion query object manipulations.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

How to add RSS Autodiscovery to your site

How to add RSS Autodiscovery to your site: "I sometimes see web sites or blogs that have RSS feeds, but fail to include the one line of HTML that enables RSS autodiscovery. Even some well known blogs such as 37 Signals - Signal Vs Noise omit the feature. Jason Kottke's blog has autodiscovery support on the main page, but not on his entry pages.

Adding that one line of code to your template will make it easier for people to subscribe to your RSS feed. Here's how:

title='RSS Feed for'
href='/rss/' />

The above link tag should be added inside the head tag of your HTML document.

You will of course need to change the value of the title and href attributes to fit your needs.

If your feed is an ATOM feed you will want to change the type to application/atom xml.

If you have multiple feeds for the url you can just specify multiple link tags.

When you enable autodiscovery for your rss feed it allows browsers and aggregators to automatically detect the RSS feed when your browsing, and it makes it easy for the user to subscribe to it. Both FireFox, and Safari 2.0 support autodiscovery of RSS feeds out of the box, here's what it looks like when you find one:"

Monday, November 07, 2005

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Friday, November 04, 2005

Macromedia - Developer Center : The Real Estate Sample Application – Part 1: Building the Search Functionality

Macromedia - Developer Center : The Real Estate Sample Application – Part 1: Building the Search Functionality: "With the release of Macromedia ColdFusion 7 and the arrival of Flash Forms, developers were presented with an alternative to HTML forms that offered them additional functionality, such as full-featured controls not available in HTML and built-in validation. That alone made Flash Forms appealing—and with the addition of pieces of ActionScript code, developers were able to create truly responsive forms. But because they were meant to be compatible with HTML forms, they still shared the same submit-refresh model. What if you could 'submit' the form and, without a page refresh, get feedback from the server?"

Thursday, November 03, 2005

ColdFusion JavaScript includes (Piet Niederhausen)

ColdFusion JavaScript includes (Piet Niederhausen): "As you work with ColdFusion you may encounter situations where you want to place content that is dynamically generated by a ColdFusion application on web pages that aren't on your ColdFusion server (static HTML files or web pages generated by other application servers). This page describes a simple technique for using JavaScript to include ColdFusion content in a non-ColdFusion web page as the page is loaded by the user's browser.

Note that because this method uses JavaScript, it won't work for browsers that don't support JavaScript (such as Netscape users who have JavaScript turned off or non-JavaScript-enabled browsers on PDAs). There may also be accessibility issues with some screen readers."

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


ServiceCapture: "ServiceCapture runs on your pc and captures all HTTP traffic sent from your browser or IDE. It is designed to help Rich Internet Application(RIA) developers in the debugging, analysis, and testing of their applications.

ServiceCapture is the only tool of its kind to deserialize and display all Flash Remoting or AMF traffic in a simple-to-use interface.

ServiceCapture also has a unique bandwidth simulation feature. This allows engineers to throttle their bandwidth to simulate dial-up, dsl, and cable connection speeds, even when your entire application is being served locally.

Still not sure what it is? We have a free trial for you. Download it below. After it is installed and running, visit the Macromedia Exchange with your web browser (some configuration needed for Mozilla). You should see a good mix of XML and Flash Remoting traffic deserialized into an easy to read format."