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To: Jorj X Mckie who wrote (2111)5/2/1999 10:39:00 AM
From: zonkie  Read Replies (1) of 2117
Good newsletter about computers---->
You can access "Browser tune" from the URL also, it was educational to a layman like me and I was able to fix a couple of things that wern't working correctly. This is not spam, I won't post it anywhere else and I have no connection with Fred Langa.
examples from the newsletter
javascript:alert("Cookie is: " + document.cookie)

in your browser's address or location bar will make the browser cough up all the
information any site you're visiting has collected in a Cookie about you.

Then, reader Lloyd Folden wrote to tell us of a Registry patch he created that lets
you right-click on a page to see the cookies.

Many, many of you wrote in with yet another easy way to view Cookies. For example, wrote to say: can accomplish the main objective simply by creating a bookmark (for any
javascript capable browser?) which I'm calling 'Cookie Checker' where the Target URL
is simply: javascript:alert("Cookie is: " + document.cookie)

Whatever Web page I'm viewing, I can choose this bookmark from my list, and see a
report of all cookies set by the site.

So whether by typing, Registry hacking, or creating a bookmark, you now have three
ultra-easy ways to see exactly what information any site has collected about you in a
Your Browser Can't Count!

Most software can auto-correct the rounding errors caused by the way computers do
math. For example, even the cheapest calculator can correctly tell you that:

14.28 x 9 = 128.52

Most math-enabled computer software likewise can correct rounding errors and give
you reliable results.

But surprisingly, even though browsers can perform client-side JavaScript math (and
may even be required to do so in intranet business and online shopping
applications), most browsers are pretty bad at it. For example, many browser
JavaScript implementations calculate the above not as 128.52 but rather as

That might seem like a small thing until you start thinking about browser-based stock
transactions, banking, taxes, inventory and ordering....

If a JavaScript programmer correctly anticipates these kinds of errors, they can be
corrected with additional JavaScript code. Still, you may find it a little unsettling that
your expensive computer hardware and software relies on a programmer's alertness
and extra code to correct the kinds of rounding errors a $5 throwaway calculator can
handle on its own!

If you'd like to see how your browser handles rounding errors, type this in the
address bar:

javascript:alert(14.28 * 9)

and see if you get 128.52. (When you type in the above, note the colon between the
"javascript" and the "alert.")

As you might expect, BrowserTune2000 will automatically check for rounding errors
for you. To see a preliminary version of the "math error test page," click over to .
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