I’m a huge fan of Regular Expressions. They are, without a doubt, the single most powerful tool in the programmer’s toolbox. BBEdit, my favorite text editor, happens to have really excellent regular expression support. Among its features is the ability to change the case of matched text – which is really great if you’re having to reformat lists or, say, rename every function in your code. (more…)
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The thing that makes Scriptaculous totally amazing is native simultaneous effects go right here. Meaning, you can do a shape tween and an opacity change all at the same time, no jerkiness or anything. You can just pass in an array of effects to render, and it does them all at the same time.
So I’ve been playing with Scriptaculous a bit, and doing some debugging. I have a table, in which certain rows would should appear when a link is clicked. I’ve got it set with a display:none by default and I’m using Effect.SlideDown to have it appear. Now due to how display and opacity on tables, trs, and tds are handled by just about every browser, there were several unexpected results.
IE tends to do some funny things with its security settings. In particular, if your settings are high enough, window.close() will throw a warning or silently stop working entirely. This is definitely not our preferred behavior, and luckily, there’s an easy hack provided by FatTonny on the SitePoint Forums.
window.opener = window;
That’s all there is too it! Happy coding!