While escaping your data can potentially be as secure as keeping it separate, it isn’t always so in practice. People make mistakes and one possibility if you just escape data is that someone amending the code for some completely separate reason will accidentally remove the code to escape some of the data. This can’t happen [...]
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The new version of XHTML being developed alongside HTML 5 is XHTML 5. Since Internet Explorer 5 is the last browser to not understand XHTML and it doesn’t understand HTML 5 either, XHTML 5 will be the first version of XHTML to become usable at the same time as the equivalent HTML version does. This [...]
There are a number of free backup programs around so there is no excuse for not having backups of your computer data. AOMEI Backupper has a range of useful features.
There are several reasons for labelling your form fields. Not everyone will be able to tell what text labels what field just from the appearance of the page and so using the label tag to connect them is essential even where it appears to make no difference to how the field works. Why Label Form [...]
The HTML standards provide two different ways to attach labels to form fields. In my view one of the ways is not semantic and means that you can’t define dynamic labels where your visitor can label the field themselves. It also limits where the label can be relative to the field it is labelling.The less [...]
Here we look at the many problems that have been caused by people who simply use whatever works in their current browser when creating web pages rather than trying to follow the standards. Standards or What Works
From questions asked on a forum it appears that some people get these two web pages confused even though they exist for very different reasons. Here we look at what you should be telling visitors on your home page and what you should be using the about page for. Home Page and About Page – [...]
This script has been completely rewritten and is now as unobtrusive as I can make it. An ideal addition to any artists web site to demonstrate the effect of mixing the various primary and secondary colours together without wasting paint. Paint Mixer
I have almost completely rewritten this script so that now it is as completely unobtrusive as I can make it. If you used a prior version of this script then this one functions the same way but without the possibility of clashing with other scripts and without displaying a broken mixing area on the screen [...]
At first glance Google Chrome seems to be locked down so as to make it as user unfriendly as it is possible for a browser to be. In fact it is possible to make it more user friendly – at least with some things. Here we look at Adding a Print Button to Google Chrome.
Here we look at one of the main things you are going to need to buy if you want to have your own professional looking web site – the domain. Buying a Domain