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FileZilla Error When Loading – “The XML document is not well-formed”

January 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Software, Web Development.
Recently I started getting the following error when loading up the FileZilla FTP client: The software would still load but, as the error message states, loaded with the default settings. The problem is mentioned in the error dialog that pops up. In this case it was the file at ‘C:\Us...

MySQL ‘Column X cannot be null’ When Performing UNION ALL

July 18th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to MySQL, Web Development.
Whilst recently trying to run a query that involved a UNION ALL, I got an error claiming that a column could not be NULL. Running each of the queries individually worked fine so I knew I had to dig a bit deeper. Here’s a simplified version of my query: SELECT `amount1` AS amount FROM...

How to Fix IE8 Error “Unable to download X.php from yoursite.com”

February 9th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
Rarely do I hear the words “Internet Explorer” and “Error” mentioned in the same sentence. Alright… maybe that’s a bit of a lie. Unfortunately however, few us can control what browsers our users are using so we have to try and cater for all instances. Th...

Resolve “X is not a verified user” When Adding Developer to Facebook App Roles

February 8th, 2012 - Posted by Steve Marks to Web Development.
Whilst recently building my first Facebook app, one of the things I wanted to do was share ownership with another developer so we could both work on it and share other apps in the future. When trying to add this other user I kept getting an error returned claiming that they were not a veri...

Capturing and Handling PHP Errors Gracefully

September 6th, 2011 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
Capturing errors are essential in reducing bugs and debugging PHP code. Whether it’s a simple undefined variable or a more complex memory allocation error, it’s important that you are made aware of these errors. Not only that but if a frontend user sees an error, or if somethin...

Resolving the CodeIgniter “No Input File Specified” Error

November 16th, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to PHP, Web Development.
A site that I work with that is built on the CodeIgniter framework today started showing the error “No Input File Specified” when visiting any page other than the homepage. The cause wasn’t immediately available as I’d never seen this error before. It also wasn̵...

Reasons Why a HTML Form Might Not Submit

September 23rd, 2010 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve had it lots of times throughout my career; you build a form and it will not submit. I know how frustrating this can be so I’m going to outline a few reasons why this might be below: 1. Check your HTML Structure In order for a standard HTML form to submit successfully it re...