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Today's scriptingNews Outline

Author:Dave Winer
Posted:7/25/1999; 5:40:44 AM
Topic:Today's scriptingNews Outline
Msg #:8726
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This morning as part of a review of all the software running on the Nirvana server, I got the Netscape What's Related interface working again. A format change on the server had broken this app a few months ago. Glad to have it working again, in the interim, it seems they've made some improvements to the database.

A bug report for Netscape. Under some circumstances some of the requests return poorly formed XML text. Still trying to figure out the circumstances. An example, this query returns correctly formatted XML when I go there in a browser, but the first child has a type attribute that is not in "double-quotes" when I do the request from a script. Puzzling!

10 Points for Fredrik Lundh. For some reason Netscape sends well-formed XML only if the HTTP request appears to come from MSIE. I modified my script so that it does that, and it works now. Think about it. It's weird!

NY Times: The Mole in the Machine. "The Government promises better protection of top-secret information, like the nuclear secrets leaked from Los Alamos National Laboratory. But the truth is, there is no such thing as a secure computer network."

NY Times: Now, Endless Words from Our Sponsor. "Colorful high-tech enticements swirl with animation, pleading to remove me from the task at hand, be it word processing, surfing the Net or sending e-mail."

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