Top Stories by Scott J. Fine
One of the most popular methods of using Cold Fusion to interact with a
database is using HTML's form tags to create data collection input forms for
applications such as site administration utilities or user surveys. While
building forms is a relatively easy task, it's very important to provide a
simple, consistent, recognizable, and user-friendly interface with your
application that can be reused with minimal effort.
We will create a "wizard" (see graphic) using FORM and TABLE elements and
placing the reusable code into separate templates for use as file includes
with Cold Fusion's tag.
The Wizard Interface
A large part of your web development time may be spent rebuilding or copying
code from other parts of a site or from other projects. The most popular
method for reusing code is to incapsulate common code elements in seperate ... (more)
Intellectual Property Lawyer Scott Fine warns of what the astute site manager
should be aware of in the Federal Trade Commission's new Children's Online
Privacy Protection Rule.
Protecting children from cookies
Not the chocolate-chip goodies presented with milk, but those insidious
little dollops of data served up by websites to track traffic or collect
information from their visitors. On October 20, 1999, the Federal Trade
Commission (FTC) issued a new part to Title 16 ("Commercial Practices") of
the Code of Federal Regulations, and on April 21, the rule came into effect.
The n... (more)
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only. Nothing herein in intended, nor should anything herein be construed as
creating any attorney-client relationship. Please seek legal advice only from
a competent attorney who is duly licensed in your jurisdiction.
Web developers, graphic artists, software programmers and other Internet
professionals often make the mistake of working without a net (pardon the
pun). That is, they do business on a handshake. While the credo “my word is
my bond” may be noble to live by, it is often the source of many proble... (more)