Wandering Thoughts archives

2023-09-21: HTTP Basic Authentication and your URL hierarchy
2023-09-16: Apache's HTTP Basic Authentication could do with more logging
2023-08-29: Experiencing the increase in web bandwidth usage for myself
2023-08-10: Browsers barely care what HTTP status code your web pages are served with
2023-08-01: Turning off the sidebar of Firefox's built in PDF viewer
2023-07-15: Static websites have a low barrier to entry
2023-07-14: The theory versus the practice of "static websites"
2023-07-08: The HTTP status code for a web server's default "hello" front page
2023-07-05: The mere 'presence' of an URL on a web server is not a good signal
2023-07-04: Web servers should refuse requests for random, unnecessary URLs
2023-07-01: Cool URLs keep their contents (an obvious point that still matters)
2023-06-30: In practice, cool URLs can become inaccessible even if they don't change
2023-06-17: Javascript modifying cut and paste can sometimes be a good thing in browsers
2023-06-16: CGIs combine well with Apache location-based access control
2023-05-19: The long life of Apache httpd 2.4
2023-05-12: The modern browser experience has some impressive subtle tricks
2023-04-26: Putting the 'User-Agent' in your web crawler's User-Agent
2023-04-05: Giving Firefox the tiniest URL bar bookmark 'star' button possible
2023-04-04: How to get a bigger font for Firefox's preview of link targets (sort of)
2023-04-01: Avoiding HTTP/3 (for a while) as a pragmatic default
2023-03-25: Apache 2.4's event MPM can require more workers than you'd expect
2023-03-15: The extra hazards of mutual TLS authentication (mTLS) in web servers
2023-02-23: The web single sign on versus availability problem
2023-02-19: Using web server reverse proxying to deal with file access permissions
2023-01-25: You should back up the settings for your Firefox addons periodically
2023-01-21: How Prometheus makes good use of the HTTP Accept: header
2023-01-17: An aggressive, stealthy web spider operating from Microsoft IP space
2023-01-12: A browser tweak for system administrators doing (web) network debugging
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