Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Image Style Verification in HTML DB

I saw this posting by John Scott this morning about Image Style Verification in HTML DB:


Its meant to be used to stop those automated spam bots submitting any form you may have. (Just like the image you get when posting a comment here.)

Nice bit of work, although it has a dependency on SVG in the browser, and is not a real image. Hopefully soon SVG will be standard in browsers. (I made a posting previously about SVG in Firefox 1.5.)

Monday, December 12, 2005

Sharing Thunderbird Address Books

I have been trying to figure out how to shard address books. So far I have gone through some links, based on a forum seach of "'address book' share". The best recommendation was:


I'll try it later on.

Awaiting New Version of Spellbound for Firefox 1.5

I was checking today to see if there is a new version of Spellbound for Firefox version 1.5.

Its still under development as stated in Robert's Post (The Developer) on Dec Thu 1st 2005 2:41am:

I have been close to a release for the last month but have not been able to finish up the polishing to the level where I would be comfortable with a release. At this point it could be a day or it could be a week.


Friday, December 09, 2005

HTML DB Wiki is lauched!

There is a new website for those seeking information on Oracle's HTML DB Product, in the format of a wiki:


I and others have spent some time in the past few days since the Twiki software was installed to facilitate it.

Later, it is hoped that a HTML DB application will be made, in the same spirit as Wiki, to take over the functionality and showcase HTML DB as the same time. More to come on that in future, as I will endevour to make that application such that it can become a defacto standard of a Content Management System Framework for any HTML DB Application.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

FireFox 1.5 Has Been Released

FireFox 1.5 is out now!

Check it out: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

It was easy and quick to install. It seems to work well, however I noticed these minor problems in the way I used it:

  • The SVG compliance did not work for the SVG component of HTML DB.
  • Spellbound become disabled as it is not compatible with version 1.5.
While searching for Extensions, I did come across one called Xinha that is a HTML editor that enables WYSIWYG editing in any HTML textarea and text input elements. Xinha Here! opens Xinha editor on the client side. I've installed it and see how it goes.

I was alerted to this information about the FireFox SVG matter, in the context of the Adobe SVG Plug in, from this HTML DB Forum Post.