A Spoon That Tests Your Web Site

Sunday, January 10, 2010

This is just a quick recommendation: I recently discovered Spoon’s browser sandbox, which allows you to test a site against any browser. This way, you don’t have to keep your own virtual machine with XP just to test your web-app with IE6. I also found it useful when browsing older web sites that don’t support my choice of browser. Spoon does require you to install a plug-in in your PC, but after that it worked flawlessly for me.
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IE? Really?

Friday, June 1, 2007

I've just encountered this amusing note on Gamer's Hell, a known gaming site:Note to Internet Explorer 6 users: your browser is unable to download files over 2 gigabytes. If you wish to download large files you must switch to a better browser. We suggest Firefox or Opera.I loved the use of the word better, and the fact that they didn't even mention IE7. And to think that not so long ago IE6 was the standard 95% of the Internet users used.
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Why client-side validation is a lie

Saturday, May 26, 2007

You probably heard it a million times. It is one of the golden rules of web-development. Do not rely solely on client-side validation to ensure you get the data that you expect from the browser. Anyone can send you a crafted request that bypasses your script validation. Always validate on the server as well. And yet, I see a lot of commercial sites that ignore this rule, and it is easy as hell to break their logic. In fact, with the following simple steps I will show, you can bypass any javascript-only validation. Consider the following TestValidation.htm page: ...
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