Sanibel Logic LLC

...Scalable Technologiesfor the Enterprise

Regular Expression Syntax Testing and Validation

Another common question I get some from licensees of SSLRedirect, HttpCompressionAgent and nUrlRewriter is how to construct meaningful Regular Expressions which will match an incoming URL for the licensee's intended conditions.   Of course, it is my intention to use Regular Expressions within these products because Regular Expressions are an effective tool for testing a broad range of conditions.  However, it is not my intention to educate you on Regular Expression syntax.  I have found a number of Internet sources for such Regular Expression syntax knowledge....simply by Googling "Regular Expressions".

I did develop a Test Regular Expression web page, which allows you to key in an incoming string, followed by a Regular Expression string to see if the Regular Expression will match the incoming string.  CLICK HERE to use this Regular Expression test web page.

The Test Regular Expression web page is illustrated below:


HttpCompressionAgent - A Must Have Compression Module...

HttpCompressionAgent continues to provide incredible compression efficiencies for HTTP data streams, providing between 70%-95% reduction in overall data stream size.  Of course one of the added features is that embedded resources (WebResource.axd HTTP requests) are also compressed.  Just listen to what third parties are saying in a recent Internet forum session...

"...I decided to try HTTPCompressionAgent from Sanibel Logic. Although DNN has built in compression, I decided to try this module as it was supposed to compress a few things DNN didn't.

What I found was that for me this is a MUST HAVE WITH LISTX! If you have ever done any performance analysis on your site against ListX, you will notice that ANY ListX module you have is NOT compressed IF you have AJAX enabled. I loaded up HTTPCompressionAgent from Sanibel and low and behold... now ALL my ListX AJAX enabled modules are compressed. It's made a HUGE difference...."

HttpCompressionAgent also works flawlessly with the latest of ASP.NET features, such as ASP.NET 3.5 extensions, AJAX, etc...

"...Well, after buying and trying this module, I have to say it so far seems to work flawlessly on compressing the .AXD's. Plus the support is instant (Sunday afternoon < 2 hour email response). I have to second the endorsement on this one, if it works on our crazy site with all our compression stuff and assorted modules, for sure it will work wonders on basic setups..."

Please don't take my word for it. CLICK HERE to read the entire forum exchange.

DotNetNuke (DNN) 4.8.4 Login Problem

A problem has been reported with DotNetNuke 4.8.4 which is problematic for SSLRedirect.  The problem occurs during the DNN login process.  This DNN 4.8.4 problem has been reported to the DNN support team, and they plan a timely release of 4.8.5, as documented in this discussion thread:

The above discussion thread is rather lengthy, six web pages actually, however after reading this thread I think you will conclude to skip over DNN 4.8.4.