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    I actually read quite a lot of DBASE files, the...

    I actually read quite a lot of DBASE files, the attribute tables in GIS shape files are DBASE and I do a lot with GIS. On the Windows I've never had a problem reading them with PHP Data Objects (...
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    Before every one jumps in to tell you that it...

    Before every one jumps in to tell you that it can't be done:
    If you are setting up some sort of kiosk then just install XAMPP and do this with PHP. But if you really want something that users can...
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    A couple of problems there. The call back...

    A couple of problems there. The call back function should return -1, 0 or 1 and not true or false. And you'll increase performance by converting the date strings to time stamps, sorting and then...
  4. HTML is built out of something called SGML. SGML...

    HTML is built out of something called SGML. SGML is nothing but a grammar with no vocabulary. When you add a vocabulary you get what is called generically "an SGML application". HTML is one of those...
  5. No, no no! That would send us back to the bad old...

    No, no no! That would send us back to the bad old days of the FONT tag. Defined vocabularies are essential to communication.

    It is extremely important to mark up the page properly with the...
  6. Well, sort of. Strictly speaking, in HTML you...

    Well, sort of.

    Strictly speaking, in HTML you are allowed to create your own elements and browsers are supposed to just ignore any unrecognized tags. But in XHTML anything that isn't permitted by...
  7. The world, and especially HTML, has enough rules...

    The world, and especially HTML, has enough rules as it is. Don't go making up your own. Classes, and even IDs, are not required to convey meaning but they certainly may. Please see...
  8. There are lots of different reasons why someone...

    There are lots of different reasons why someone might want to add a little extra semantic information. Perhaps for some server side scripting. Perhaps to open up the document to some some sort of...
  9. If you are feeling the need to expand your...

    If you are feeling the need to expand your semantic possibilities there is a way to do that already written into the language:
    <html>
    <head>
    <style type="text/css">
    #A{
    color:red;
    }
    </style>...
  10. I should ad that you might want to re-think the...

    I should ad that you might want to re-think the Excel thing. I'm working on a decades long, billion or so dollar, engineering project and engineers love to move data around with Excel so I'm kind of...
  11. I move around a lot of data, in and out of Excel...

    I move around a lot of data, in and out of Excel so:

    1) You'll want to use some sort of Windows machine with Excel installed.
    2) But the HTTP server can be anything that you get running.
    3) You...
  12. Thread: PHP COM error

    by Charles
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    Adjust the INI file is part two of the problem. ...

    Adjust the INI file is part two of the problem.

    In order to use the Word through the PHP COM class the server has too be running Windows and it has to have Word installed.

    You might have to...
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    I don't know how you are learning HTML 5 seeing...

    I don't know how you are learning HTML 5 seeing how it doesn't even exist yet but in all existing forms of HTML the HTML start and end tags are optional even though the element itself is required....
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    http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.operators.ex...

    http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.operators.execution.php
  15. JavaScript is likely to be V bad here. Too many...

    JavaScript is likely to be V bad here. Too many of us turn the dang nuisance off or are using browsers that don't support it. Better to use some sort of server side scripting. What do you have...
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    Myself, I would most likely keep the scores in...

    Myself, I would most likely keep the scores in raw XML and then link it to an XSLT stylesheet that generates the web page. You can transform the XML on your desktop and then upload the resultant...
  17. Thread: Images or text

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    And then there is a third option. Start with the...

    And then there is a third option. Start with the thing in HTML, something that works well in Lynx, and then use CSS to set a background image and hide the text. The possibilities are endless. See...
  18. Thread: Excel or ODBC?

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    Oops, I forgot something important. If you use...

    Oops, I forgot something important. If you use the Jet method then then you can make SQL calls but the table name is a little tricky. If your table is on Sheet1 then the table name is Sheet1$. But...
  19. Thread: Excel or ODBC?

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    You can do what ever works for you on the back...

    You can do what ever works for you on the back end as long as you are serving good HTML on the front end.

    I do a lot of moving data around and it comes at me in all different formats but I get a...
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    http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/

    http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/
  21. Actually, those answers are wrong. They have...

    Actually, those answers are wrong. They have elements and tags mixed up. An HTML document is built up out of elements and attributes. The Elements are all nested with the HTML element being the outer...
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    This thing that you want to do you cannot do. Or...

    This thing that you want to do you cannot do. Or at least you're not supposed to be able to do. Web pages are supposed to exist in a bit of a sandbox to keep malicious pages and evil intent at bay....
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    Be careful, though, that you aren't just apeing...

    Be careful, though, that you aren't just apeing the old FONT element. Ask yourself why you are using a span. To change the color of a word or two? If you are doing that to add emphasis then use the...
  24. Thread: New to xml

    by Charles
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    CSS, no. XSL, yes.

    CSS, no. XSL, yes.
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    You've declared that the ingredients_list element...

    You've declared that the ingredients_list element contains parsed character data but no ingredient elements. I think that what you want is:
    <!ELEMENT ingredients_list (ingredient *)>
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