Category: Web Methods

Web Browsers and Java
article #1044, updated 7 days ago

As of this writing (2017-05-16), the situation is in flux. Items:

  • The historical closed-source uberstandard for both Java virtual machine and plugin, this being Oracle (originally Sun), is supporting plugins for its current version, 8, but has announced a ceasing of plugin support for 9.
  • The open-source plugin standard, IcedTea, shows no signs of weakening, and works very well indeed with both Oracle’s Java and the open-source OpenJVM and others as well. However, no Windows porting is known to this author.
  • Firefox and Chrome do not support Java in their current versions. There is an Extended Support Release version of Firefox which does, for a little while longer.
  • Pale Moon, a very distinctive Mozilla/Firefox variant, is reported to support Java.
  • Opera is reported to support the Oracle/Sun JVM only.
  • Midori is reported to support both Oracle’s and IcedTea.

The author is working on practical tests of the last three.

Categories:   Java   Web Methods

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Internet Explorer within Chrome
article #624, updated 76 days ago

The original “IE Tab” appears to work well with Windows 10. It has seen quite a lot of development over the years, and now includes a binary helper MSI:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ie-tab/hehijbfgiekmjfkfjpbkbammjbdenadd

“IE Tab Multi” was recommendable for several years, but does not appear to work on 10:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ie-tab-multi-enhance/fnfnbeppfinmnjnjhedifcfllpcfgeea

Categories:   Web Methods   Web User Issues

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New web browser: Vivaldi
article #943, updated 132 days ago

Vivaldi is looking very good so far, Windows Mac and Linux:

http://vivaldi.com

It is possibly the only browser for 32-bit Linux which will do Netflix and other DRM’d video. To do this, you need the ffmpeg codecs package and also widevine. For Netflix, you also need to start it like this (use vivaldi-snapshot if that’s what you have):

vivaldi-stable --user-agent='Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/51.0.2704.79 Safari/537.36'

Vivaldi does not yet have built-in synchronization of bookmarks et cetera, but one can use the excellent EverSync to take good care of this, it also works amongst Firefox, Chrome, IE, Android, iOS, and even Windows phones.

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A great new web discussion platform: Discourse
article #940, updated 404 days ago

Just saw this. Looks very good, though haven’t built one yet. If I ever move to a Docker-based platform, will probably use it!

https://www.discourse.org/faq/

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Identify Host of Web Site
article #893, updated 539 days ago

This web tool:

http://hostadvice.com/tools/whois/

will identify the company hosting a web site. Also gives the nameservers for the domain. Suggested by Lurie Austinser!

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Web site sitemap generator
article #838, updated 660 days ago

2000 pages max:

https://xmlsitemapgenerator.org/

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Check your web site's security
article #791, updated 787 days ago

Try this:

https://www.scanmyserver.com

Categories:   Web Methods   Web Sites

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New web browser
article #765, updated 889 days ago

Looking rather interesting so far; it is very multiplatform:

http://www.qupzilla.com

Categories:   Web Methods   Applications

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ICANN verification takes down web sites
article #741, updated 940 days ago

Make sure your web site is ICANN-compliant:

http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5941-protect-your-website-icann-verification.html

Or else!

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Block HTTPS Google Search
article #702, updated 1062 days ago

Here are three methods:

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/186669?hl=en

This is required for “Safe Search” configurations.

Categories:   Web Methods