Solving the "ugly" URL issue for Mac clients – Last Updated: June 22nd, 2006

I have already posted two articles about how to solve the “ugly” URL problem. In the last article I discussed a solution based on a custom http module which does all the necessary checks and adjustments. But one issue is still unsolved: Internet Explorer on Mac has an ugly bug then whenever the “action” property…

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Microsoft Solution for Internet Business 2.5 went live

Microsoft® Solution for Internet Business (MSIB) is an integrated solution that uses high-quality Microsoft® Windows Server System™ servers to provide end-to-end processes and features for sophisticated Internet sites. OverviewMSIB addresses emerging business models that have evolved from relatively simple structures of linked HTML pages to complex, feature-rich applications. MSIB provides content management, automates business processes…

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Dinner with the “Scobleizer”

Today I had a chance to meet Robert Scoble and his wife Maryam for dinner at his house. Robert invited me after he found one of my blogs about the tour I plan to do with my girlfriend Michaela in the next couples of week. Robert, if you are “listening”: thanks a lot to you…

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Enumerating Posting and Channel properties

Have some of you have also been bothered by the fact that MCMS does not provide an enumeration method for Posting and Channel properties? Or for some of the other MCMS objects like Resources, Resource Galleries, Template or Template Galleries? Such a feature would be pretty interesting if you (e.g.) create a generic server or…

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How to set posting properties content in authoring mode directly

MCMS allows editing of placeholder content by shipping placeholder control. But to edit property content it is necessary to first save the page and then open the property page and modify the content manually. In addition using the property page will allow to modify all properties and not only a subset which might be preferable…

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Accessing placeholder content and DataSource.RawContent

I have seen several posts in the newsgroup where people suggested to use the DataSource.RawContent property to access the content of a placeholder. This method is highly not recommended! It completly bypasses the internal processing if the actual placeholder implementation which means that the content received relies on the current implementation of the placeholder. If…

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FAQ in May 2004: where is Stefan?

This is the first time since more than one year that I will not have internet access and will not be able to answer MCMS newsgroup questions.I hope you guys are able to survive a month without me. 😉But I’m sure you will.On the right you can see the tour I have planned.Keep your fingers…

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A more elegant solution to avoid ugly URL’s with MCMS

Today I played around a little bit more with HttpModules and implemented a more elegant solution for the problem as discussed in my previous post. Especially the second problem – normal postback caused by ASP.NET controls – was not properly solved as it required to do the modification on every template file. Using an HttpModule avoids this overhead. Here…

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How to enforce SSL protection for channels and posting using an HttpModule

Today a question in the newsgroup reminded me that I never created an HttpModule on my own.I have heard about several samples for HttpModules – mainly to allow custom authentication or to provide an enhanced workflow engine but I have never written one. So I decided that it is time for me to fill this…

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How to retrieve the current context from a posting object

I received the question if it is possible to get the current active context inside a custom placeholder definition. This is not the same as within a placeholder control as a placeholder control always uses the CmsHttpContext. A placeholder can live without the CmsHttpContext (e.g. in a CmsApplicationContext). To check which mode the context is…

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