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Darren Whorton

Member since Jan 28, 2011

Recent Blog Comments By Darren Whorton

  • Detecting File Type Using Magic Numbers In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    @Muhammad, I was just highlighting a new feature in Coldfusion 10 that (at least to me) was not promoted very well when the new version was released and is barely mentioned in the documentation, but in my opinion is a significant improvement. I think in this post, Ben is just exploring the "c... read more »

  • Detecting File Type Using Magic Numbers In ColdFusion

    Posted on Jun 26, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    You may already be aware of this, but I wanted to mention it just in case: In Coldfusion 10, if you specify an accept attribute on a <cffile action="upload"> tag and use a list of MIME types instead of file extensions, the tag will actually look at the "first f... read more »

  • What If ColdFusion Recognized More Truthy / Falsey Values

    Posted on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:18 AM

    Ben, you're definitely NOT crazy for wishing this. :) I have wished that Coldfusion would cast more values to boolean for a long time. I mean, it's already such a loosely-typed language, it would make a lot of sense to extend the loosely-typed nature to cast everything you mention above to boolean... read more »

  • Ask Ben: Hiding / Encrypting ColdFusion CFID And CFTOKEN Values

    Posted on Jan 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM

    Hi Ben, I've been using a design based on yours to encrypt my CFID and CFTOKEN values for added security, however, it always bugged me that Coldfusion still sends the CFID and CFTOKEN to the client in the Set-Cookie HTTP header. I know they are session-only cookies that don't get written ... read more »

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