Molly’s recent post Name Your Best IE 7 Bug Resources reminded me about a pretty obscure CSS parsing bug I found in IE 6. Since IE 7 is supposed to have fixed a number of issues with CSS parsing I thought I should probably check to see if the bug still existed there.
Sunday 29th July 2006 saw Great Britain play a double header against Ireland at Finsbury Park cricket club — the first international baseball played in this country since 2002. These games were the conclusion of a three game series between the sides and were also notable for marking the retirement of long-time Great Britain catcher, and five baseball pundit Josh Chetwynd. GB won the first game of the day 6 to 5, but despite an impressive 2-out rally in the final inning of second game they lost that one with a reversal of the scoreline from the first game. Ireland took the series 2 - 1.
Here’s some photos of the action…
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I’ve just returned from two days at the MoodleMoot 2006 held at the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. In spite of the combination of sweltering heat and a lack of air conditioning (as well as having to stay in Milton Keynes ;-)) it turned out to be a terrific event.
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In the past I’ve mentioned my confusion about the differing behaviour of certain aspects of the oh-so-trendy XMLHttpRequest object, but now I have access to a couple of non-windows browsers for testing I thought I’d take a look to see how they handle it. Perhaps unsurprisingly they are also subtly different again from IE, Firefox and Opera. Is this what happens when browser makers have to reverse engineer someone else’s feature instead of working with documented standards?
Today I set out to answer the oh-so exciting question “What is the fastest way to create a loop in
tedious , cross browser testing
these are my results…
While searching through some files I stumbled across this game that was part of my old site. I think the original version must’ve been written back in the days of Flash 5. Much to my surprise (and very unlike most of the Flash games I ever made) I found it almost manages to be fun to play.
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There are a couple of lesser known CSS display properties,
that while probably not the most exciting (or useful) parts of the CSS specifications do still
look fairly interesting. Recently I have found a couple of places where the use of
compact would’ve been neater
than the workaround solutions I ended up with.
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Recently I’ve been doing some work on a PHP script that has to process a bunch of XML files (in this case they’re imsmanifest files) however a few of them weren’t being parsed successfully.
I just downloaded the lastest Opera weekly
(build 8265) to checkout the new acid 2 fixes. Aside from being the first Windows browser to pass Acid2 I was very pleased to see they’ve also made good progress on sorting out the box model for
textareas. In the past
Opera appeared to include borders and padding within the width and height of the
but not anymore. This fix along with some fixes for
offset means my resizable
textareas now look and work as intended. Nice.
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A little site I worked on with James from Drunkfoundation. todayis is a simple concept. We figure everyone always wants something at some time and thought it might be interesting to show all those little wants on a site. You are welcome to post whatever you want, it’s totally anonymous. No information is recorded other than what you type in the two boxes.
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Some holiday snaps from a long weekend in and around Reykjavík. It’s a great city and a stunningly beautiful country that my decidedly amateur photography does very little justice to. It’s just a shame that while we were there we didn’t get to see the northern lights – I guess that’s a good excuse to go back there.
It’s just about the end of the year, so like almost everyone else I can’t resist the urge to create a list of some of records I liked from the previous 12 months. I’m sure the people who made them will feel validated by my endorsement of their work.
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