Oct 8, 2006 News Wire

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  • From the Safari crew, this is one of the most well-reasoned and pragmatic takes on the whole HTML vs XHTML debate I have yet seen. In short, Safari recommends you stick with HTML 4 for now, and the article notes that Mozilla recommends the same.
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  • Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library blogger Jack Slocum has put together an impressive interface for phpBB that looks like a desktop email app. It needs a fallback mode of operation for users with JavaScript disabled, but otherwise it’s way cool!
  • IE6 causes CSS background-image rollovers to flicker in an unflattering fashion, and a number of hacky solutions have been known for some time. Now, at last, there is an easy-to-apply fix! Why haven’t we heard about this from Microsoft before now?
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  • TIBCO GI is an AJAX component framework for building desktop-like web applications. Until this latest release, it was IE-only, but it now supports Firefox 1.5, and is free for all uses. It still lacks support for other browsers, but impressive anyway!
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  • An informative interview on the newly-released free-and-Firefoxy TIBCO GI.
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  • Danger! Danger! Flash lets you make cross-domain requests if the target domain says you’re allowed to. A number of high-profile sites allow anyone to make such requests, thereby opening their doors to cross-site request forgeries (CSRF attacks).
  • More on the widespread Flash cross-domain security vulnerability.
  • An excellent quick-reference to every nook and cranny of Ruby on Rails. Print it out and keep it on your desk if you plan to be coding Rails apps on a regular basis. [via freelancing_god]
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  • If you thought cleaning up circular references on unload in IE was all it took to avoid JavaScript memory leaks, think again. This post offers a tool for spotting leaks, and three simple steps for avoiding them in your own code.
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  • Enter the URL of an image to get a color palette that matches the image. This is useful for coming up with a website color palette that matches a key image a client wants to work with.
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  • A brief account (and links to more detail) about the Firefox development team’s visit to Microsoft.
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  • kartik786

    any tutorial on how to

    YUI Ajax phpBB
    Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library blogger Jack Slocum has put together an impressive interface for phpBB that looks like a desktop email app. It needs a fallback mode of operation for users with JavaScript disabled, but otherwise it’s way cool!