Janice Champion is java.net's fifty-thousandth member.
Someone had to point out to me that we had passed fifty-thousand members in less than a year. Although it's on our front page, it's not something we were really tracking carefully. Thanks to you, Janice, and many others who have joined this year. Please feel free to drop me a line on what you'd like to see us do more of in the next year.
Also in Java Today, "JSP 2.0 has defined three new directives (<%@tag%>, <%@attribute%>, and <%@variable%>) and two new standard actions (<jsp:invoke> and <jsp:doBody>) that can be used only in tag files." In Creating JSP 2.0 Tag Files, Andrei Cioroianu shows you " how to create and use tag files and how to transform existing page fragments into tag files."
Eitan Suez says that Cascading Style Sheets have taken root. He writes that when you use CSS, " the content becomes more semantic. We cannot change the html markup language but it has become flexible enough such that content publishers can now get around the issue of semantic content by applying "class" and "id" attributes to tags. What publishers end up doing is tagging a div with an id such as "sidebar." As far as I'm concerned, this is equivalent to having a
Satya Komatineni is Working with ServletRequest's setCharacterEncoding for UTF-8 form submissions. He explains that "when a user clicks on a submit button on a web page. The browser will collect all the arguments on that form and gets ready to send a data stream to the web server. If the arguments are not ascii, then the browser needs to encode them in an alternate format. For example in IE there is an advanced option (which is normally checked) to allow this encoding to be utf-8 allowing foreign characters along with the English alphabet. Although it says '8' a character in utf-8 can take multiple bytes and hence can represent all the variations in the world's alphabet. In fact the 1.4 servlet spec describes this in a bit more detail. To cut the long story short, IE will dispatch this form to the server side in utf-8 format."
Jeff Dinkins provides the User Interface with a URL that makes it easy to provide feedback
He writes that he is "the manager of the Swing team. The entire Swing team reads everything posted here: http://javadesktop.org/forums/forum.jspa?forumID=2"
We can't forget that Software is soft Rick Carson writes that: In 'the real world', if you have a lock that is hard to pick, this is a sufficient deterrent *most of the time* because very few people have the skill that is required. Whereas for breaking encryption, if its just a matter of skill, then someone with that skill can codify it into a piece of software, and every script kiddie in the western hemisphere has it by Friday. The 'fatal flaw' of software, is that it is extremely hard to codify a skill.
Zander responds to an early comment that "They wanted the text to be selected on entry" in the thread on Native vs. cross platform L&F he responds "Isn't this a perfect example of users wanting native look and feel? That is why I choose it. The answer to your question is: 'No' Its a perfect example of the user wanting native feel, not always native look. "
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