Archive for November 25, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Web-focused Git Workflow

Joe Maller:

The key idea in this system is that the web site exists on the server as a pair of repositories; a bare repository alongside a conventional repository containing the live site. Two simple Git hooks link the pair, automatically pushing and pulling changes between them.

Inside Safari 3.2’s Anti-phishing Features


The Apple Customer Privacy Policy says nothing about Safari sending any information to places other than the Web sites you’re visiting—but as of Safari 3.2, it does exactly that…If the URL of a page you want to visit matches the hash prefix of a known malicious page, Safari 3.2 appears to send that prefix to Google and ask for the entire 256-byte hash to make sure that this really is a malicious page (and also to verify that the page hasn’t been removed from Google’s lists since Safari’s last list update). Millions and millions of URLs could produce hashes that start with the same 32 bits, but if Google gets several requests for the same value, the company could reasonably infer that people were visiting the malicious page it had tracked—and since the request from Safari to Google comes from your IP address, Google might infer data from that as well.

Script Debugger 4.5

Script Debugger 4.5 is a $49 upgrade that adds full Unicode support, horizontal and vertical window splitting, regular expressions, customizable key bindings, and some nifty dictionary-aware auto-completion features. It also brings back the “Edit with BBEdit” feature and the scriptability of Script Debugger itself.

Safari in iPhone OS 2.2

John Gruber:

To make better use of the available space in the location field, Safari no longer shows the “http://” or “https://” protocol scheme. You do see the protocol scheme, however, when you tap the location field to edit the URL…But it’s hidden, sort of like file name extensions in the Mac OS X Finder, in the normal display view.

I agree that, at least if you know what the magnifying glass means, the new search field is a waste of space. What I don’t understand is why the reload button is now inside the location field. The × button inside a search field makes sense because you’re clearing the field, but the reload button applies to the page.

Update: Jesper adds:

…if you’re editing, there’s a white cross in a grey circle in the right end of the URL field that means “empty the text field”, and when a page is loading, there’s a UI teal cross in the right end of the URL field that means “stop the page from loading”.