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Tom K

Member since Dec 11, 2008

Recent Blog Comments By Tom K

  • Data-Driven CSS Style Sheets Using ColdFusion

    Posted on May 5, 2009 at 10:49 AM

    I'd probably do a session var which points to the appropriate style sheet, that way it can be cached (as mentioned above). This technique is still very useful though - especially for accessibility - being able to have a high contrast style sheet, or a large print version style sheet it a great thin... read more »

  • ColdFusion SESSION Is Always Created Even If OnSessionStart() Fails

    Posted on Mar 19, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    @Steve, I imagine it would be something like this: (no idea if this will display properly) <cffunction name="onError" returntype="void" output="true"> <cfargument name="exception" required="yes"/> <cfargument name="eventName" type="string" required="yes"/> <cfsilent> &l... read more »

  • Print CSS vs. Printer Friendly Format

    Posted on Dec 31, 2007 at 7:15 AM

    I find the best thing about a print CSS is that I can knock out the navigation | header etc with one line: #header, #navigation {display:none;} No server side logic required. Assuming your document is well contructed, this sort of approach (of hiding whole divs) is amazingly easy.... read more »

  • Google Offering Low Cost Local Search Solutions

    Posted on Jul 19, 2007 at 4:22 AM

    With the GSA you can specify crawl times/rates etc... so if it is a cut down version of that, as I suspect, then you may well be able to...... read more »

  • Using Path Info To Influence The Browser's Save-As Action

    Posted on Jul 18, 2007 at 9:42 AM

    We use a similar technique for serving files; except, we use ISAPI rewrite to hook into ANY url with .pdf, .doc etc; would get rewritten to We can then use CF to search the database for location of the file, and serve it via cont... read more »

  • Google Offering Low Cost Local Search Solutions

    Posted on Jul 18, 2007 at 4:51 AM

    We run a Google Search Appliance which can support up to 1.5 million docs - it's a closed local box, with a web based front end. Certainly with the GSA, we can return results in XML etc, and if you can be bothered to write the XSLT, you could do whatever you want with the data. I've used CF to sen... read more »

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