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What is this extra data in the language HTTP header field?

While sniffing the headers of my browser, I see that my "Accept-Language" header contains en-US,en;q=0.5. I understand the en-US, but what/where is the ,en; for/from? And the q=0.5? This header value ...
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Can VPN see web browser usage?

If I'm connected to a wireless network and then additionally connect to a private VPN, can all my web browsing activity be logged through the VPN? if I use Safari in "Private Browsing" mode, will each ...
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Allow a Folder to be Downloaded on a Website by a Web Browser

So I manage our company website the best I can. What I need to do, is allow a folder and all of its contents to be downloaded by a user. I need it to be downloadable in a similar fashion as when you ...
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How to resolve a web address ip [closed]

Let's say I have http://some.site-address.com and I want to find the IP that this address resolves to. How do I do that?
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How to clone a kentico site?

I'm trying to clone/replicate a Kentico 6.0 Website under the same Kentico instance. I tried to export the existing site and import into a new one but it happens that when I change something in one ...
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Anonymous web browser? [duplicate]

It appears that it's easy to uniquely identify a user through all the infos returned by their browser: https://panopticlick.eff.org/ Are there ways to "anonymify" a browser like Chrome or Firefox so ...
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Viewing a webpage on a laptop via wifi hotspot

I have a laptop, on which is an application that does stuff. The stuff that this laptop does includes changing values stored in a WAMP local database. What I want to be able to do, is connect to this ...
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Is it possible that a web server initiates a tcp connection to a browsing client? [closed]

when users use browser to visit a web site, it is of course the client send TCP SYN to initiate a tcp connection with the web server. I'm wondering are there any cases that a web server initiates a ...
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Video in Google's Home Page [duplicate]

On Special Ocasions , like today being Mother's day , Google puts a video like animation in its webpage. The concept of the animation is intriguing. I wish to know more details about it. So far i am ...
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The quickest way to change text font when browsing web?

I often want to set the text on my screen to some of my favourite fonts (e.g. Candara, Century Gothic, ...). To do that I use inspect element in the browser to change the css font of the element as ...
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Convert responsive web page to PDF

Couldn't decide if this is a question better for Stack Overflow or Superuser, but I'll start here. I have Adobe Acrobat 9.0 Pro, and with that, the Convert Web Page to PDF button that displays in IE. ...
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DNS domain which resolves names to local IP addresses

Is there a domain name which resolves something like "domain192-168-1-128" to the IP 192.168.1.128 ? I am trying to test a site on my local network which uses "subdomains" (e.g. portal-admin....
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How can I locally cache pictures from a web-page so it loads faster?

I am, on a nearly daily basis, accessing my companies staff directory that is hosted on our wiki. The "problem" (and I use the term loosely) is that when I load the page everybody has a picture ...
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Why do some domains ban me when using local proxy server?

I'm working on a web filter that uses a local proxy. I'm using indy to do all the work but when I'm testing, occasionally a website will block me. Why would this be? And if the proxy is local, surely ...
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oVirt requirements and other web based mgmt tools for kvm

I'm evaluating different virtualization management tools for KVM virtualization. I've a kvm ready server with 32GB ram. I'm looking for web based management tools where different people can manage/...
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How to configure “Run server-based XPages applications directly on Domino server”?

Running XPages in Notes Client (XPiNC) the same way as XPages are run when you access them with web browser (without any local HTTP task) is a feature that I requested about 3 years ago. It finally ...
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Load a page without loading a cached page

Here is the situation I have. I have a page that is generated using a bash script (basically echo and some other command >> a html file). I have a link to this page. If I "clear private data" or never ...
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Mock-up with WebFonts in Illustrator

I am working on a web design that will be using webfonts from typekit or fontdeck, etc, but need to work with them in Illustrator to determine layouts, type combinations, sizes, etc. I cant find ...
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Weird font displayed on websites

I am running Windows 7 on a Dell XPS M1640 I have downloaded and installed a lot of fonts recently and I think this is were my problem began. I started to notice that some (not all) websites would ...
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Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address?

Is it possible for many domain names to share one IP address? For example, www.xjtl.com, www.fmie.com, sdmfl.com, etc. Hundreds of domain names share just one IP – when you do a DNS query for each of ...
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Why is web text distorted?

On various websites text is distorted, this is happening in both Chrome and IE, but only to certain parts of text - the same page can show both normal and distorted text. See the two screen grabs ...
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Are there any browser limits to the length of a line in HTML?

Do any browsers (Internet Explorer in particular) have bugs relating to the length of a line in HTML source code? Assuming the source code is being optimised for HTML parsers/renderers and not for ...
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Standard/RFC for HTTP sessions?

HTTP as a protocol is stateless. RFC 2965 defines the state mechanism for HTTP (cookies), but then there is also the concept of HTTP sessions. Cookies are used for tracking the user session (using ...
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Set up a public web page for free [closed]

Is there a reliable website which allows you to publish a web page of mainly static text content? I just need to put up a page for others to see it, even if it is temporary (e.g. URL expires after 15 ...
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Dynamic DNS checking site?

Basically, I use to have a site bookmarked that would create a unique subdomain and forward you there, then, when you do a DNS lookup on that subdomain it would mark the DNS IP down and give it to you ...
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Saving webpage as app

I have a tiny web page, literally about 10 lines of pure HTML, not even any css or js. I'd like to save this as an app that I can use on my iMac. What would be the best way to do this? It uses a ...
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Looking for a web-based SVN code browser (alternative for Trac); anything like Google Code? [closed]

I'm using Trac as a web interface to an internal SVN repository. The source code browser is not the best one, so I'm looking for an alternative. Ideally, I'd like to have an interface similar to ...
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How do I block orkut.com on a shared PC?

My PC is also used by my son who has this habit of overspending time on orkut.com How can I limit his time using orkut?
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Centralized IIS to redirect to other IIS servers

Basically what im after is to have a centralized IIS Server on the Local LAN where port 80/443 would be forwarded to from the router. Then through this server it can forward/redirect the requests to ...
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Upload a file on local server and share a link with others to download [closed]

I want to share a link with others (friends, family) which will enable them to download a file from my home-based server. The link should be generated each time I choose a specific file to share, ...
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How to invert web pages colour scheme in Firefox?

I use to browse web in a dark room and would prefer if the backgrounds would be dark and text would be light instead of the opposite which is much more common. I suppose this can be achieved with some ...
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Is there a browser based interface for running command line on your host?

I know I can manually run it through PHP's exec() command but I was hoping if there was a ready to download and deploy PHP-based system that could act as a bridge and terminal and you can run commands ...
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Bing search page locks up (the front page, not results)

I'm encountering a strange problem. I've been using the Bing search engine for a while now, and have been happy with it. I still am. However, starting either last night or early today, when the ...
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Pound: configure to handle WebSocket

Is it possible to configure pound to handle WebSocket requests? If not, what are best alternatives for a reverse proxy? I'd like to use pound or a equivalent light-weight reverse proxy.
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Connect Web Service written in Guest OS of VMware from Host OS

Guest: Open SuSE 11.4 My Web Service, written in Web Services in Java in VMware Workstation 6.5, is in Guest OS. Host: Windows 7 Tomcat project As a beginner, how do I publish VM Web Services (...
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Browsers storing user login information - Is It Cookies?

When I "save this password" in my web browser, are the usernames and passwords stored in cookies? If not, what mechanism is it?
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Sahi doesn't work with Safari 5.0.1 on MacOSX

I installed Sahi Open Source on Mac OS X v10.6.4 and it installed correctly and the dashboard loads properly. However, Sahi doesn't work with the Safari 5.0.1 that is installed on the machine. When I ...
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Command-line CSS selector tool

Question What tool (preferably for Linux) can select the content of an HTML element based on its CSS path? Example For example, consider the following HTML document: <html> <body> &...
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Journey of a Web Request

I was just curious about how a "web request packets" travels from my browser (as soon as I type www.google.com) to the Google server and back. Please answer me in the two possible scenarios; one ...
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How to make extension for Customizable websites?

I want to write an addon/extension/script that allows me to hide specific parts of a website and remember these preferences. The next time I visit the website, this content should be hidden from me.Is ...
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How does the router know which device to send packets to? [duplicate]

my question does not concern how it moves through the internet, but how it moves through the router to a certain device. All devices connected to a router in a home network have the same external IP. ...
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Nginx configuration issues

I need nginx to serve a certain location for a certain directory request, for example: localhost/this_site to serve /path/to/this_site How can I make that work?
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Setting up a (private) image library in MediaWiki

I'm very serious about automotive photography, so I figured it was a good idea to start a private wiki which can both serve as a knowledge base and an image library that contains interesting photos ...
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Page Opening after multiple refreshing

I recently changed my dedicated server from hosthaat.com to codero.com The problem that I am facing is, whenever any user tries to open any webpage on the server it does not open in one go. It gives ...
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Remote Viewing Software

I'm looking for some software and having a difficult time finding what exactly I require. What I would like is to run on a central computer somewhere, a piece of software that I would like ...
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How to disable keyboard shortcut on web applications?

I'm a Vimium user. So I want to operate everything in vim's way. But some web application override keyboard shortcuts. For example, gmail, JIRA, most of rich text editors and so on. It is very ...
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is there is a tool to convert pub files to html ( email friendly ) ?

I have ms publisher file ( newsletters) that consist of five pages .. what is the best way to convert it to html so i can send it to users thought email without any problem thanks
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Mac firewall blocking nginx (port 80) from external side

I installed nginx using ports and started it with sudo. Accessing the nginx welcome page from localhost works perfectly, however accessing it from an external computer fails. Doing an nmap on the ...
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I replaced httpd.conf in mountain lion and can no longer connect to localhost

I was trying to allow for my server to use the RewriteEngine in an .htaccess file so I went into /private/etc/apache2 and tried to edit the httpd.conf file, but did not have permission. So I ...
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tail -f equivalent for an URL

I want to monitor the log file of my application which however doesn't work locally but on a SaaS platform and is exposed over HTTP and WebDAV. So, an equivalent of tail -f that works for URLs would ...