Xenocode Browser Sandbox – Run any browser from the web

If you ever needed to test cross-browser and or across browser versions, you how much of a pain that can be.  You can always setup VM’s(VMware or Hyper-V) but that can be more work than necessary.  These guys have figured it out a much better approach with browser virtualization.

Click the Xenocode WebApp to launch directly from the web. WebApps require no setup and run in isolated virtual environments.



Yahoo! UI Library: TabView – Skinning without using skin class in the Body

I found an issue with the TabView skins and the Body tag.  The examples would lead you to believe that you must have the skin class in the Body tag.   What I found is that you only have to have the skin class in a container such as a DIV.  See below:


<script type="text/javascript">   
    var myTabs = new YAHOO.widget.TabView("divTabDetails");   


<div class="yui-skin-sam">
	<div id="divTabDetails" class="yui-navset" style="width: 100%">
	    <ul class="yui-nav">
		<li id="tab1" runat="server" class="selected"><a href="javascript:void();"><em>Tab1</em></a></li>
		<li id="tab2" runat="server"><a href="javascript:void();"><em>Tab2</em></a></li>
	    <div class="yui-content">
		<div id="divTab1"> 
			Tab 1 content	
		<div id="divTab2">
			Tab 2 content

RegEx Generator for all languages

A buddy of mine sent me a gem today.  A regular expression generator that is like no other.  So here is how it works:

“This system acts as a regular expression generator. Instead of trying to build the regular expression, you start off with the string that you want to search. You paste this into the site, click submit and the site finds recognisable patterns in your string. You then select the patterns that you are interested in and it writes a fully fledged program that extracts those patterns from that string. You then copy the program into your editor or IDE and play with it to integrate it into your program.”



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ASP.NET MVC 1.0 Release Candidate delivered…

Scott Guthrie has an awesome write up on ASP.NET MVC 1.0 RCMVC has been around forever and I am glad Microsoft is making a run at it with ASP.NET.

Download it here.

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IE 6 not sending post value of Input type Image

The same issue was reported here and here.

IE 6 doesn’t send the name/value pair for <input type=”image”> elements. It only sends the x/y coordinates.  I don’t have this issue with FireFox.

Why have a value at all if you don’t display it or send it in the post? Because the W3C said so.

This isn’t a issue in ASP.NET(they take care of this with the Commands), but I was working on a ColdFusion side project and was posting forms the old school way.

My solution to this problem is not ideal but the common approach.  I have a hidden form element I set with JavaScript to be inlcuded in the form post.

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