Ben Nadel
On User Experience (UX) Design, JavaScript, ColdFusion, Node.js, Life, and Love.
I am the chief technical officer at InVision App, Inc - a prototyping and collaboration platform for designers, built by designers. I also rock out in JavaScript and ColdFusion 24x7.
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Toby Reiter

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Toby Reiter

  • Ask Ben: Checking Domain Name Availability Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Dec 1, 2008 at 2:08 PM

    Since you can make Coldfusion a telnet client ( http://www.forta.com/blog/index.cfm?mode=entry&entry=A61BC7FF-3048-80A9-EFBD57CB2B673C94 ), it seems you should be able to do this very easily without necessarily going to any outside service other than the whois service mentioned above. There may als... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Checking Domain Name Availability Using ColdFusion

    Posted on Nov 26, 2008 at 10:59 AM

    @Elliot: That's what I thought might make sense too, but I'm not sure all domain names are necessarily diggable, even if they're registered. Does anyone know for sure?... read more »

  • Updated CFHttpSession.cfc With Spoofed Referer Can Log Into PayPal

    Posted on May 1, 2008 at 2:50 PM

    @Ben, Hmmm....well, the example I gave maybe wasn't great. Let me use something closer to reality. Let's say the URL was: http://domain.com/do/action And then it had a 302 redirect to /do/otheraction Right now, your code would redirect it to /do/action/do/otheraction. BUT even if you stripped... read more »

  • Updated CFHttpSession.cfc With Spoofed Referer Can Log Into PayPal

    Posted on May 1, 2008 at 2:27 PM

    Just to be clear, I'm talking about an instance where /foo and /bar are both directory paths (i.e. it could be /foo/, /bar/, but the system I connect to is just returning /bar). I can show you the specific part of the code that's affected, if you'd like.... read more »

  • Updated CFHttpSession.cfc With Spoofed Referer Can Log Into PayPal

    Posted on May 1, 2008 at 2:24 PM

    @Ben, I guess that's my point it's NOT removing the path at the end of the URL. It's possible that the behavior is different on PC based systems, but on my sysem, if you send in the URL http://apple.com/foo but there's a location redirect to /bar , the component doesn't request http://apple.c... read more »

  • Updated CFHttpSession.cfc With Spoofed Referer Can Log Into PayPal

    Posted on May 1, 2008 at 1:55 PM

    Ben, As always, this is incredible. This is hopefully going to completely solve a problem we've had with automating deployment of our sites, which have to go through a 3rd party CMS system. Anyway, I've run into an issue, where the redirect due to a Location caused a problem when the redirection wa... read more »

  • Bulleting Credit Card Numbers With Regular Expressions

    Posted on Dec 6, 2007 at 6:26 PM

    Ben, This is a pretty cool technique, but I still prefer your original code. Why? Because I feel that code ought to mirror the business logic that it's representing. While the regular expression is possibly faster and more elegant, it doesn't communicate the business logic as well as your first exam... read more »

  • Need Help Making A Viable ExpandServerPath() ColdFusion UDF

    Posted on Jul 3, 2007 at 2:59 PM

    Hey Ben! It was nice meeting you at the CFUNITED conference. Again, thanks for all of the posts. I'm wondering why you wouldn't use GetBaseTemplatePath(). Doesn't that return the same information that grabbing the TagContext provides? Or am I missing something...... read more »

  • Copying Children From One ColdFusion XML Document To Another

    Posted on May 14, 2007 at 10:03 AM

    Rock on! Thanks for the link!... read more »

  • Copying Children From One ColdFusion XML Document To Another

    Posted on May 14, 2007 at 9:50 AM

    Wow! This is a pretty impressive technique. Do you know where documentation exists that talks about these built-in functions within the XML document object? I've only ever been familiar with the functions in the CF documentation, which aren't nearly this powerful. Thanks in advance, Toby... read more »