Blog 3.5 Update

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Just a quick update on the status/changes to BlogCFC in version 3.5.

  • There were issues out of the box w/ mySQL and case sensitivity. I believe I have all of those fixed now.
  • Alias supports works for MSSQL, MYSQL, and MSACCESS. As before, I'm not doing the rewrite for you, but if you come into the blog with mode=alias&alias=X, I'll try to load the entry where alias=X. You can use Apache's rewrite or IISRewrite or simply mod Application.cfm to look for path info in the URL.
  • Multiple users are now supported in all three databases. All posts now have a "Posted By" text under them so you can see who posted what.

The only thing left for 3.5 then is multiple blogs per DSN, and that shouldn't take too long. I'm already thinking of 3.6. One thing I'd like to make simpler is index.cfm. The main client is a "busy" file so I'm not totally surprised it is a bit ugly - but I'd like to nuke it and try to make it a bit cleaner. It is especially difficult to reformat the display of entires, so I want to work on that as well.

p.s. This blog is NOT running 3.5 yet.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Jeff Coughlin posted on 7/13/2004 at 4:07 PM

Is it possible to allow us to set the screen width in the .ini? I had to edit some source files to set them to "750" in order to get the blog to fit on 800x600 screen (factoring in borwser dimensions and screen margins [since none were set in the <body> tags]).

If this is do-able can we also have the option to set the rightbar width as well (I suggest using a <font color="gray">&lt;spacer&gt;</font> tag)? Then you can just set the content area to take up the remaining space (100%).

With these options it would allow the person editing the .ini to set the main window to a percentage as well as a hardset number (e.g. "750" or "90%").

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 7/13/2004 at 4:42 PM

The layout of the blog is controlled in the viewer, files under /client. I don't think the ini file would be the appropriate place to control layout options.

That being said - I know that tweaking layout isn't so easy.

Comment 3 by PaulH posted on 7/13/2004 at 7:03 PM

is 3.5 available for d/l? anything i can do to help?

Comment 4 by Raymond Camden posted on 7/13/2004 at 7:50 PM

It is not downloadable. If you (or anyone) wants a copy, email me off this blog. The docs have NOT been updated though.

Comment 5 by Bob Weston posted on 7/15/2004 at 1:48 AM

While browsing Sean Corfield's blog recently I ran across an entry that discussed a live search feature using using JavaScript and XMLHttpRequest.

Here's the link:

After testing it out myself, I must say I was pretty impressed! I thought it might be worth mentioning here so see if the functionality could be integrated into your next release.