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The observant out there may have noticed that this site has just undergone some rather dramatic changes. Mainly the following:

This has been several months in the making, but I hope it'll be worth it. There are still a few things to be fixed. The news module of Omoicore (which is what the weblog uses) has been completely rewritten, and the Pingback client and server have yet to be implemented (I got impatient and decided to release early). Hopefully they'll be up and running better than ever in a few days.

Posted: 2003-11-30 23:38:18 UTC by Xiven | Cross-references (1) | Comments (6)


  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-12-01 21:36:42 UTC)

    Oops, looks like I forgot to redirect the old RSS/ESF/CDF feeds URIs to their new location.

  • mpal1 (2003-12-02 12:16:13 UTC)

    Have you got a logout ability with HTTP Authentication? If so, how do you stop the browser from caching the authentication stuff?

  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-12-02 12:31:10 UTC)

    Simple answer: no. There is no proper way of logging out with HTTP Authentication. I would consider this to be its single biggest flaw. There are (I believe) certain hacks that can force the browser to log out, but I think these are rather browser-dependant.

  • mpal1 (2003-12-04 02:32:02 UTC)

    That's what I thought. Perhaps, if you control the http Authentication in PHP, you could, in theory, generate a unique authentication realm, and when the user clicks "logout" you could invalidate that realm, and to check if someone's logged in, make sure that the realm is valid as well as the userid and password.

    If you have multiple realms, you can append the cookie to the existing realm.

    (It's either that or my understanding of HTTP Authentication is flawed... :)

  • Aquarion (2003-12-11 12:22:39 UTC)

    Your RSS & ESF feeds are broken :-)

  • Xiven (Registered) (2003-12-11 22:59:47 UTC)

    Thank you very much. For some reason it was displaying the page twice, which it didn't like...