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NOCK last won the day on October 8 2018

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  1. NOCK

    Inherited Website Need Speed Help

    Wow, that's really interesting... I actually LOVE inheriting sites, I find it really interesting to see how other devs went about things and always look to learn from what they did one way or the other. Maybe I'm just a bit odd 😂
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    Will My Plugins Work With PHP7

    Can’t you just switch your version of php on your computer and see if it goes ‘bang’!? Most PHP5.5+ stuff is fine in 7 anyway.
  3. For web applications I totally hear you. For normal websites, I'm still in the camp that you should be writing server side code and enhancing with JS. I actually do spend some days browsing without JS, and other people do too. The number of simple brochure websites that don't work without JS enabled is truly staggering, especially when many of them could have been written the traditional way. For me, it comes down to using the 'right tool for the job'.
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    Which PHP7 book to choose?

    That doesn't sound good! 😕
  5. NOCK

    HTML Entities: Do you use a name or number?

    I always use the name. If you’re coding using something like Sublime Text you can easily convert special characters to html entities anyway, saves looking them up and/or typing them out.
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    There are two types of cookie: Session cookie - will be auto-deleted when user closes your website. Persistent cookie - will be stored on user's computer forever. If you're just using one session cookie that is 'essential' and nothing else then that's all you need to put in your privacy policy. If you're using any tracking software such as google analytics then you're using more cookies than you know about so you'll need to look into those and give the user the option to turn them off if they wish. Ironically, the only way you'll be able to 'remember' that the user chose to not have tracking cookies placed on their machine is to set a cookie which you can check on future visits 😂
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    C’mon then, show us!
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    I’m jealous!
  9. NOCK

    Which PHP7 book to choose?

    It looks as though it was revised in November 2017 so might include versions higher than 7.0 (but I haven't checked). On a slight sidenote... I'm not sure how that other book can cover beyond PHP 7.2 as I don't think 7.3 or 7.4 have been released yet. If it's one of those books that says things like 'we expect in a later version you'll be able to do x, y, and z' throughout it then it's likely to get annoying.
  10. NOCK

    Which PHP7 book to choose?

    I'd be interested to hear how you get on with it. I'd expect this one to be quite good https://www.amazon.co.uk/PHP-Web-Visual-QuickStart-Guide-ebook/dp/B01ITNCBUQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1540402666&sr=8-1&keywords=php7+ullman But I haven't read it. PHP5 Advanced by the same author was a god-send when I started out.
  11. I'm not sure 'no difference' is correct because adding symbols and numbers helps prevent against dictionary attacks, but I agree that longer is definitely better.
  12. NOCK

    Beginner HTML query

    Quick notes, margin-top should have a colon between it and 100px, not an equals sign. Also, no quotes needed around 100px. i.e. margin-top: 100px;
  13. This is a really bad idea. If you do that then an attacker knows that passwords are between 6 and 8 characters long which helps them out greatly!
  14. PHP... there's already a library that I'm looking at which is linked to from the openid website but I'm a bit hesitant as we're not running apache or nginx so I need to give a bit of thought to what the repercussions of that are and how much hacking around I'm going to need to do just to get it to work. https://bitbucket.org/PEOFIAMP/phpoidc
  15. I totally agree @Jack Personally, I think it's a shame that Mozilla Persona has gone as that felt like a step in the right direction to me.