Thought I'd dust the cobwebs off my blog by sharing something I came across today...
I came across an issue where a user reported that a web application was not opening Excel content they were requesting.
Basically the application was sending csv formatted text to the browser and the browser (Internet Explorer) was supposed to open this with Microsoft Excel 2010.
template sending the content had the correct headers configured to
instruct the browser to open this in Microsoft Excel and the content was
valid but for some reason the new window was failing silently without
promting the user to open \ save the file. The only clue was that this was a new PC with Windows 7 and Internet Explorer 8 installed and their previous PC worked fine.
I decided to check with Firefox and voila - I was prompted to Open / Save the file.
So after diagnosing different scenarios through the code I then started
looking into the settings on the PC for Internet Explorer.
I was recently asked to provide a quick link for allowing administrators
to download _all_ user uploaded assets for a particular form.
The obvious choice for this was to use <CFZIP /> to create an
archive, compress the download file size and also provide one download
It didn't take very long to do, but I thought I'd share a quick example of this for others who might need the same.
Just to clear things up and to get things started, I thought I'd
formally introduce a little project I'm working on which I have, for
now, ingeniously named the "QR Code Service".
If some of the details look like you're reading a Wikipedia article
then please forgive me but I have used some summarised references from
there as my source of information.
objective behind this project is to create a common interface \ facade
for utilising and implementing some of the existing APIs out there that
provide QR Code creation and decoding functionality for your projects.
is not intended to facilitate your own code creation and decoding
without requiring a 3rd Party service on your own server for this phase
although whilst doing some research for this project I discovered that Ryan Stille has already created a project called 2DBarcode_j4l which uses the J4L Barcode Package.
I may at some stage decide to implement this into the project but for
now I will stick to using my chosen 3rd Party service providers for now.
will implement a solution for each provider one at a time and when
ready release each individual class \ component as part of the entire
Just a quick post to say congratulations to all those who have achieved Adobe Community Professional for 2011.
I know a few people now who have been awarded this status and I can only say that it's well deserved and hard earned!!
Also, if anyone feels that this blog and the content I provide, and for anyone who knows me my contribution to the community, is worth nominating for ACC, then please feel free to do so ;-) Honestly, I won't be offended whatsoever ;-)
For those of you who don't know what ACP and ACC are you can find out more below.
ACP (Adobe Community Professional) - http://www.adobe.com/communities/professionals/
ACC (Adobe Community Champion) - http://blogs.adobe.com/community/2011/01/adobe-community-champions-program-launch.html#comment-286