Archive | July 9, 2004

FoxForum Wiki RSS Feed

Steven Black has started self-publishing an RSS 2.0 Feed for the
FoxForum wiki, using a Web Connection routine that generates the RSS
on-demand, I think. It’s hard to tell, because he’s not including
the optional “lastBuildDate” in the channel header.

Steven and I made some different design decisions in how we formed the
feeds that are educational to look at. Steve stuffs nearly the entire
content into the feed. This certainly provides a richer stream, and
means he doesn’t have to serve the content twice. On the other hand, I
prefered to serve a “light” feed, that would encourage traffic to his
site, since I didn’t want to take away from any revenue-raising efforts
he has on the site. In addition, I can easily skim the headlines
of the site, and then navigate to the topics I’d like to read, and
often contribute.

UPDATE: Steve’s modified the feed with optional parameters so you can get shorter descriptions or none at all. Bravo!

WikiRssDocumentation. Here is how the wiki software determines what to include in the WikiRss feed. [FoxForum Wiki]

Mozilla exploit on Windows XP patch available

This vulnerability affects all Mozilla-based browsers, but only on Widnows XP. Free small patch available from No known exploits, yet. Get the patch!

Another browser exploit: this time it’s Mozilla.
Recent browser security bulletins have focused on Internet Explorer.
Now there is news of an exploit (with a patch available) for Mozilla
browsers running on Windows XP. [Ars Technica]

Mozilla moves to fix security vulnerability.
The Mozilla Foundation has urged users of its open-source Mozilla
Application Suite, Firefox browser and Thunderbird e-mail client to
download a small patch to work around a security vulnerability
discovered Thursday. [InfoWorld: Top News]

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