Client Side Real Time Spell Checker

I knew Emil was playing around with a real time spell checker written in DHTML and it got me very excited. This is probably a big milestone in our field and now that he let the cat out of the box I cannot express my amazement over the talents that this guy has. See the ...

JS, Encoding and XMLHttpRequest

I run into a quite strange issue today. Basically the problem was that a javascript file was encoded using ISO-8859-1 and contained some weird characters. It worked fine in a plain HTML script tag that included the external file. However it did not work when the file was loaded using an XMLHttpRequest (MSXML has exactly ...

Errors and AJAX

XML.com has an article called Errors and AJAX where they suggest that client side errors should be reported back to the server for logging. This sounds a bit familiar to me. Me and Emil did the same thing back in 1999. I guess it all comes back around sooner or later.

Ecma Script Template Engine

Lately, I’ve been feeling quite creative. I guess I can thank World of Warcraft for that. Or actually the other way around. I got out of my addiction after a week in USA and I decided that I would not touch it again. Lately I’ve been looking at simpler ways to output data received from ...

Copy Cat

I really liked what Forgetfoo did with his Comment Notifier and I was planning to get mine out before he wrote about it but our server was down yesterday due to maintainance. So, I had to wait with the server side implementation until tonight. My solution tries to mimic the popup notifier that MSN Messenger ...

playground/tunage

Since I’m now a proud musikCube user I thought I would use one of its nice feature, called Tunage, to display the currently playing song here on my weblog. It sounded fun and most importantly small enough to do in a few hours. I had a pretty clear view of what I wanted in the ...

Without the with statement

The with statement is a powerful programming concept that Microsoft added to JScript because it was already in VB and VBScript. It later became part of ECMAScript because one of the major players had it. The with statement allows you to reference fields in an object without prefixing the field. var x = 100; document.body.style.left ...

I guess I Got Foo

Foo blogged about him trying to convince me to start my blog…. I guess I owe it all to him then Seriously though if we had not had our chat on Saturday I would most likely not have gotten this shit done. While you are at his place you really should check out his Outlook ...