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    ASP.NET 1.1 ValidateRequest Security Flaw

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    From the DOTNET-WEB list on DevelopMentor: Monday, September 8th, 2003 Background: ---------- As part of Microsoft's attempts to make it easier for application developers to write secure code, Microsoft has added a new feature, named Request...
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    XML Schema Design Patterns

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    As several noted regarding the PDC pre-conference session “.NET: The XML And Web Services Perspective“, the point was made that global type declarations should be used in XML Schemas to avoid duplicate declarations without inferring context...
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    Model Groups in XML Schemas - xs:all Groups

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    A recent article on devx.com discusses the use of xs:all to constrain a mixed content model groups. The question posed in the article perked my ears because I thought it was obvious that xs:all was not appropriate to the problem. The article surrounds...
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    Change Control: Software != House

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    Eli Robillard proposes Planning and Implementation should be separate projects. In the comments to this post, M. Keith Warren argues that it is impossible to write a full specification of a large (6+ month) project. I would agree with Keith, and that...
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    XML != Object

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    Confusion arises because there's no commonly accepted definition of what an object is, let alone what an object model is. XML schema definitions map to some languages' OO concepts cleanly in some aspects and don't map at all in other aspects. One commonly...
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    Ding, Dong, the DOM is Dead

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    Mark Fussell writes his Ode to the XML DOM , heralding its demise. I have had conversations with other XML enthusiasts about why the DOM sucks. Mark cites the API laying itself bare with no chance of optimization: I say it is just a flat-out pig. ...
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    "Link" explains the Matrix Revolutions Ending

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    The actor who played “Link“ in Matrix Revisited and Matrix Revolutions was interviewed on a local radio show and explains the ending to Matrix Revolutions . WARNING! Definite spoiler included. Do not listen if you have not seen Revolutions...
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    Lowe's Hacked via Wireless Network

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    Two guys hacked into several Lowe's store from the parking lot .
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    Unicode Explained

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    The Absolute Minimum Every Software Developer Absolutely, Positively Must Know About Unicode and Character Sets (No Excuses!) http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/Unicode.html
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    Wearing Black for Dooley on Saturday

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    Athens -- In his final football season as Georgia's athletics director, Vince Dooley has been honored by some of the Bulldogs' fiercest rivals -- Florida, LSU, Auburn and Tennessee. But Dooley won't be recognized Saturday in the stadium he made famous...
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    Thrashers Beat the Bruins

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    My gracious brother had an extra ticket and suite passes for the Thrasher's game last night. I took Jeff Key along for the ride, and we consumed more than our fair share of the beers in the suite's refrigerator. And to boot... the Thrashers actually...
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