SYSK 198: What is CodePlex?

Did you know that CodePlex is a new developer oriented web site containing source code for projects like “Ascend.NET” Windows forms controls (http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=ASCENDNET), “Atlas” control toolkit (http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=AtlasControlToolkit), ShartMap (a library for rendering geographic data for use in desktop or web applications, http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=SharpMap) , IM.net (http://www.codeplex.com/Wiki/View.aspx?ProjectName=imnet), Configurable .NET Workflow Engine (workflow without a line of code,…

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SYSK 194: “X-Ray Vision” of HTTP Traffic

Your browser knows that http://www.microsoft.com is running IIS 6.0/.NET 2.0 as the web server http://www.google.com ‘s web server is GWS 2.1 http://www.eweek.com is running on IIS 5.0 http://www.shopping.com uses Apache 1.3.33 http://en.wikipedia.org uses PHP 5.1.2 running on an Apache server and so could you….   In fact, you could view much of the data that…

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SYSK 193: Uncommon HTTP Verbs

Did you know that HTTP defines eight methods (a.k.a. “verbs”) indicating the desired action to be performed on the identified resource?  They are:   HEAD Asks for the response identical to the one that would correspond to a GET request, but without the response body. This is useful for retrieving meta-information written in response headers,…

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SYSK 192: Compact Policies

The P3P specification (see yesterday’s blog post) requires websites to put their privacy policies in an XML format that can be read by modern browsers such as IE6 and NS7.  Users can then easily view the web site’s privacy policy – check out for yourself by visiting http://www.microsoft.com (or other P3P compliant site), and then…

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SYSK 191: Is Your Public Web Site P3P Compliant?

The W3C’s Platform for Privacy Preferences (P3P) provides a standard way for web sites to communicate about their privacy practices (see http://www.w3.org/P3P/ for more details).  More and more companies like Microsoft, IBM, Dell, Yahoo, CNet, DoubleClick and many others, are implementing P3P to demonstrate corporate leadership on privacy issues, and, as a positive benefit, prevent…

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