December 10, 1998

ISDN Telephone Number

Question: I am looking for a way to get a telephone number off an ISDN card and into a Visual Basic 5.0 application. Can you help me? If you can’t help, can you please give me some tips of where I can get this information? Answer: Your question is a

Concise CSS Font Definitions Save Space and Time

When defining a style with multiple font properties, you can save space and enhance readability by collapsing the font attribute values into a concise notation. A restriction of using this notation is that you must define the font-style and font-weight attributes first, then the font-size, then the font-family names. The

Preventing Your E-mail Address From Being Harvested

The Web has long provided a way to embed an e-mail address in a clickable link with the mailto: tag. However it didn’t take long for spammers to develop robots that harvest Web pages’ embedded e-mail addresses, for use in building and selling spam lists. If you want to avoid

Trademark HTML Entity not Universally Supported

Web authors have come to depend on HTML entities (those strings that begin with & and end with 😉 to represent special characters (from ISO 8859-1 Latin-1). Microsoft Internet Explorer supports the trademark character through the “™” entity, but be aware of what browser your audience is using before you

Sizing ASP Script Engine Cache Appropriately

To squeeze maximum efficiency out of Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0, you may want to look at the amount of cache provided to each ASP thread. The default value for the metabase parameter AspScriptEngineCacheMax is 30, but if you have more than 30 ASP pages, it should probably be increased.

Pre-construction Initialization

Java provides a construct that offers functionality similar to inline functions in C++. In Java, this feature is provided by static intializers. Static initializers are blocks of code within a class that are outside the scope of a method. The code in a static initializer block is executed only once,

Methodological Unimplementation

Designing a class for an application involves identifying and defining its behavior and state. The behavior is defined in the form of methods that the class provides. Often, in the design process, the need for a method is identified, but the implementation is deferred to a later stage in the