Problem:

You reinstalled a Window XP SP3 computer but after that the Windows Update check takes forever. You are searching for a way to speed that up a little bit.


Solution:

You can download the following updated by hand, install them, reboot the computer and run a new scan which should then be a little bit slower

- Internet Explorer 8

- Package Installer for Windows version 6.1.22.4

- Windows Installer 4.5 Redistributable




You wish to validate your selfcreated Joomla component or template against XHTML 1.0 but the validator mentioned issues inside your JavaScript section in the header. You checked the header and the JavaScript in it and you see that it included some HTML elements (the validator didn´t expect such elements in the header).

Example:

<script type="text/javascript">
var messpic = new Array(
"<img id='homepagePic' src='/images/homepage1.jpg' alt='Main Home Page Image' border='0' />",

So the <img> elements caused the issues. The solution is to make your script wrapper look like this (see CDATA section):

<script type="text/javascript">
/* <![CDATA[ */

// content of your Javascript goes here

/* ]]> */
</script>

as mentioned here as well.




I just troubleshooted a linux server issue where my HTTP error log files grow so fast. I found many lines similar like this one:

[Sat May 12 21:45:37 2009] [error] [client xx.xx.xxx.xxx] PHP Warning:  fread(): supplied argument is not a valid stream resource in /htdocs/libraries/tcpdf/tcpdf.php on line 3915

This seamed to be a permission issues. I already had set 777 to:

/tmp

but I found another cache folder which must be set to 777:

/libraries/tcpdf/cache

this seamed to solve the issue.




The Service Pack 2 for MOSS 2007, WSS 3.0 and Office 2007 will release on the 28th of April 2009. This announcements was made on the Office team blog, along with an introduction to some of the fixes / features added.

My top improvements are:

  • Support ODF 1.1 in Office 2007 (for read and save as)
  • Added 'Save as PDF' in Office 2007 (so no need to download a add-in anymore)
  • Improvements to Forms-based authentication via WSS
  • Support for a broader range of Web browsers