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kurt



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kurt
This is going to be dumb, but how does one read xhtml documents downloaded to windows?
I dual boot XP/linux, and use the linux to get on the internet. This is because the windows is
a virus magnet. So, I download the flatasm docs, and send them over to the windows side.
My krummy printer doesn't work from linux, so I have to print from the XP side. You guessed it!
XP can't open an xhtml! Have looked for a 'reader' or editor to run in windows, but have only
found gobbeldeygook. *xhtml is BALONEY*.--kurt Shocked P.S. one puported download for a
reader tried to sell me a 'free' online registrey scan(when windows balks at opening an xhtml,
it suggests that maybe there was an error in the download; and this registrey scan tries to
play on that). Cool
Post 27 Mar 2009, 02:23
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LocoDelAssembly
Your code has a bug


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LocoDelAssembly
mmmh, could you post a link to an xhtml document that you can't read on Windows?
Post 27 Mar 2009, 02:27
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drhowarddrfine



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drhowarddrfine
If you are using Internet Explorer, IE cannot read XHTML. Only modern browsers (every other browser) can do that. I presume the file extension is '.xhtml'. If so, just change it to .html and it will probably work.
Post 27 Mar 2009, 04:17
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kurt



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kurt
Well, I simply changed the extension from 'xhtml' to 'html', per the suggestion, and it worked
perfectly; As for the link, the file is 'doc.php.xhtml', which I had renamed 'do.php.xhtml'. I
had downloaded it in firefox, on linux, then sent it over to my documents in XP; I have included
it as an attachment exactly as it sits in a folder called 'flatasm', and as I said, I copied it out
to my documents and changed the 'xhtml' part to ''html', whereupon it worked; I think you will
agree this means there is relly no bug in the code if merely changing the extension does the
trick.--kurt. Rolling Eyes
Post 27 Mar 2009, 13:32
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kurt



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kurt
Kurt.
Post 27 Mar 2009, 13:38
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drhowarddrfine



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drhowarddrfine
Yes, you will never get Windows or IE to work with XHTML. Can you open the file in Firefox or Opera or any other browser and print from there on Windows?
Post 27 Mar 2009, 13:44
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kurt



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kurt
Actually, I was going to install firefox in windows, just as a viewer, but I seem to recall that to
install firefox you have to have an internet connection working, and I don't allow microsoft
anywhere near the internet; I'll recheck that ,though.--kurt Cool
Post 27 Mar 2009, 17:39
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kurt



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kurt
Son-of-a-gun, downloaded firefox 3 for windows, installed it; of course it said 'page not found',
but I was able to open from a file nonetheless, and it opened the xhtml nice as you please.
I am sure I will be able to print from the browser, but for now my inkjet is dry(have to get the
syringe out). --kurt. Very Happy
Post 27 Mar 2009, 17:56
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drhowarddrfine



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drhowarddrfine
You should always use Firefox, or any of the modern browsers, like Opera, Safari, etc. and never IE, as you said you don't. You must have read Bruce Scheier where he said:
Quote:
Don't use Microsoft Internet Explorer, period.
Post 27 Mar 2009, 20:26
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Borsuc



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Borsuc
Bruce Schneier wrote:
And delete the files "command.com" and "cmd.exe."
ROFL this guy is nuts, I mean sure, you can protect yourself by ruining your computer and making it unusable LOL.

I know command.com is not required but without command line you're basically 50% screwed in most apps/batch files you need LMAO.

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Post 27 Mar 2009, 20:37
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drhowarddrfine



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drhowarddrfine
Borsuc wrote:
Bruce Schneier wrote:
And delete the files "command.com" and "cmd.exe."
ROFL this guy is nuts
No, I don't think so. He's one of the goto guys about web security. But he is talking about being secure and not half secure.
Post 27 Mar 2009, 20:55
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Borsuc



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Borsuc
Best security: through out your processor.
Your data stays safe Wink

or just don't turn up your computer then Razz
cause it's similar but not as extreme (what he suggests)
Post 27 Mar 2009, 21:33
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rugxulo



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rugxulo
If you're really paranoid, just rename (or archive) those files, don't actually delete 'em without a backup!!
Post 01 Apr 2009, 13:37
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Goplat



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Goplat
Deleting command.com or cmd.exe does nothing to affect security whatsoever. If a user can be convinced to run a malicious batch file, then he could be convinced to run a malicious .exe file, so clearly security is nil then anyway.
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revolution
When all else fails, read the source


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revolution
Just delete the user, then the problem is solved.
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