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    In search of the perfect coding environment: the search continues

    Published March 25th, 2008

    About a year ago I posted about my search for a replacement for TextPad. Since then, a new version has finally been released but for me it’s too little (the new features are hard to find, and still don’t match even my limited wish-list), too late. After a dalliance with jEdit, I decided that I […]

    Why you shouldn’t use HTML comments that begin with a # (hash) symbol on Apache

    Published March 5th, 2008

    …because it mistakes them for mod_include directives (if it’s enabled) and attempts to parse them as such. When this fails, it replaces them with the text ‘[an error occurred while processing this directive]‘. So don’t do this, for example: <!– #1 –> First <!– #2 –> Second <!– #3 –> Third Oops.

    Preventing Firefox from ‘fixing’ your URLs

    Published March 4th, 2008

    In the office where I work, we have a number of in-house development and utility servers, some of which use truncated domains: for example, our Trac installation is reachable by using just the domain http://trac/, so in fact you can just type ‘trac’ into the address bar. Quick to type and easy to remember. However, […]