As regular readers of this blog might know I have written quite some tools using the different API's of search engines, and always found them quite useful. When I was implementing my sitewide search function, one of the things that bothered me that it was a bit slow. I knew that I had seen some »Read: "PHP-APC: Speed up your web applications!"
Those of you coming to this site more often might have noticed a small change in the search box. It's now implemented sitewide, and I've built a sitewide search functions using the Yahoo! API. It was quite nescessary because I found that people were searching for "sortable.zip" on the blog, and they wouldn't find anything »Read: "Implementing a sitewide search function"
I'm doing some work on a site which has like 4,500 pages indexed with a PHPSESSID in the URL, causing some major duplicate content problems. I got the server admin to disable the PHPSESSID's by adding the following to the vhost config: I also wanted Google to get a clean URL when it decided to »Read: "PHPSESSID in your URL? Learn to 301 redirect them with PHP"
I got an email from Mozilla's director of product management Sherman Dickman today, that my sortable table script wasn't sorting numbers above 1 million which have comma's in them correctly (they do have a lot of Firefox downloads 😉 ). The problem was caused by the fact that replace only replaced items once, where they »Read: "Sortable table script updated to v1.5.5"
As I logged in to my Mint stats this morning, I saw that FeedBurner had registered 0 feedreaders for both yoast.com and www.css3.info. Now I know for a fact that that isn't true, and indeed, one the support forums it seems that more people have this problem. Update: it seems this problem was solved within »Read: "FeedBurner down?"
The W3C announced the release of an API for the HTML validator or rather, that's what they call it. In fact, it's nothing more than an output filter on their normal validator output, which gives SOAP 1.2 conforming output. It requires a HTTP request though, which makes it a rather funny "API" to deal with.Read: "W3C Validator API"
So last weekend I installed PHP5 on my server, to finally be able to do some new stuff, and this, it seemed, created some trouble with my SEO scripts that used NUSOAP. What is the problem? Well it's easy: PHP5 has a soapclient built in, and this causes trouble :).Read: "PHP5 and NUSOAP"