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Rob Brooks-Bilson helped me find a bug with my RSS field. Interesting one at that. I was using xmlFormat on my description field, and THEN calling left on it. This meant that I sometimes ended up with html entities being cut off, for example, I'd have &lt instead of <. I've corrected the issue and updated the zip file.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Hilary Bridel posted on 4/13/2003 at 3:51 PM

Hi Ray,
The URL to your Blog zip file is incorrect.

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 4/14/2003 at 12:27 AM


Comment 3 by Angelo McComis posted on 4/15/2003 at 9:38 PM

Hi Ray - Regarding the blog code, great stuff, except it''s not usable since it is distrubted sans application.cfm and the admin tool. Any word on when / if you''ll distribute those?

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 4/15/2003 at 9:43 PM

The application.cfm just has stuff specific for the blog client - most of the work however is done in the CFC. Anyway, I''ll make sure the next zip contains the App.cfm file. As for the admin - my admin tool is meant to be used inside my main site admin - I''ll include it - but the formatting will be a bit off, stuff won''t be in context, etc. You get the idea. ;)

Comment 5 by Angelo McComis posted on 4/15/2003 at 10:04 PM

Thanks, Ray.


Comment 6 by Mike Kollen posted on 4/16/2003 at 1:49 PM

Hi Ray,

I added my own Application.cfm pretty easily, then proceeded to create my own Admin. Also, I incorporated the Ektron tool for adding HTML and images easily inline the browser. I would be happy to make this available for others to download. I have written a custom tag for the calendar before on a couple of apps, but if you could make this available that would be cool. I would like to see how you did you Admin as well, to compare notes.

My Intro. to MS SQL course used your .sql file for importing the blog tables. I was showing how to import an external application table structure into their RDBD using the Query Analyzer. I also demoed blogging app. using CFCs. It was a hit! Do you mind if I give out to the class?


Mike Kollen

Comment 7 by Raymond Camden posted on 4/16/2003 at 1:52 PM

I certainly don''t mind if you share, just remember that I do NOT consider myself a DBA - so my table structure may not be ''best practices.'' Certainly here I kinda did things rushed as well. But if it works for you, that''s great. :) Your admin sounds a lot more complex then mine, but I''ll definetely include it in the next zip. (The next zip will include a maxN type feature for getEntries.)

Comment 8 by Peter Tilbrook posted on 5/11/2003 at 6:45 AM

Site doesn''t fit in an 800x600 screen resolution. Makes it a bit difficult when your crappy hardware can''t cope.