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Jan
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answered Extracting data from log files
Jan
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revised Implementing Settings/Preferences in JavaScript
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Jan
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comment Implementing Settings/Preferences in JavaScript
Your page sounds complex. I still recommend the strategy pattern, though if you can tolerate a few if/else statements, read my additions to my answer above.
Jan
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answered Implementing Settings/Preferences in JavaScript
Jan
17
answered How to organise the different bits and pieces in an agile environment?
Oct
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awarded  Favorite Question
May
9
comment What is the name of this relationship between objects?
Are the C objects that B can have the same C objects that A has?
May
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comment Suitable algorithm for joining records from multiple databases
Another idea: can a database abstraction layer like ODBC help here? I am guessing not, as it might merely provide a consistent interface to different databases, but cannot unify them.
May
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comment Suitable algorithm for joining records from multiple databases
I think you're on the right track with NoSQL. After all, without SQL, one must implement joins, etc. manually. Blending databases might be a similar problem.
Apr
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revised What is the current status of software support for JPEG-2000?
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Apr
26
comment How does Facebook strip html/apostrophes for XSS but also display it?
I think that's the right approach.
Apr
26
comment How does Facebook strip html/apostrophes for XSS but also display it?
Exactly. I use it all the time for escaping user-entered text before display in PHP-generated HTML.
Apr
25
comment How does Facebook strip html/apostrophes for XSS but also display it?
If you are seeing angle brackets, then it is definitely being escaped. If it weren't, the browser would be interpreting the HTML tags rather than display8ing them. View source on the page to see it.
Apr
25
comment How does Facebook strip html/apostrophes for XSS but also display it?
@Someone, do you mean that an HTML tag like <b>bold</b> is displayed with the angle brackets, or as the word bold drawn darker than usual?
Apr
24
answered What is the preferred method for an application to get settings which should not be stored in version control?
Apr
24
revised Preferrable Method to record Documentation
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Apr
24
revised How does Facebook strip html/apostrophes for XSS but also display it?
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Apr
24
answered Preferrable Method to record Documentation
Apr
24
revised How does Facebook strip html/apostrophes for XSS but also display it?
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