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Catch GDException

This is an email I just got (click to enlarge):


Don't you hate those instances of GDException?

Posted On Friday, October 19, 2007 12:20 PM

Tag Unions
Jon Udell is asking for a service to deliver a feed containing the union of tagged items from various services. I've been doing this for a while (though not for astronomy) using RSSBus. Here's my script: <rsb:set attr="feed#1" value=" /><rsb:set attr="feed#2" value="http://feeds.technor... /><rsb:set attr="feed#3" value=" /><rsb:set ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2007 3:25 PM

RSSBus and Atom
Sam Ruby pointed out some of the changes that would be required for Feed Validator to support the new RSS Profile. The RSS Profile is the result of checking popular feed reader capabilities in order to put together a "best practices" document for feed publishers. I haven't gotten to read through the entire profile yet, but here are some interesting things I noticed while reading through Sam's validator changes: Encoding - the profile says to use hexadecimal entity encoding (ie, &#x26; instead ......

Posted On Thursday, October 11, 2007 2:27 PM

Rock on! IPWorks v8 Released!
Wow, I can have a V8! Thanks to the hard work of some very talented developers, who I saw working late hours coding and testing, the next version of IPWorks is here! Yep, /n software announced today the release of IP*Works! V8 .Net and Java Editions. I got to work a lot with IPWorks v8 during its beta period, and my favorite thing about this version update is the new custom types and collections. I used the new Atom and Rest components, which are useful and easy to use. Other new features that I ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 3, 2007 5:25 PM

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