[thelist] phony ebay scam? Security of info on the web

Jason Handby jasonh at pavilion.co.uk
Wed Feb 26 03:17:01 CST 2003

> > Ignoring your unwarranted pissiness for a moment...
> Ok, "unwarranted pissiness" is by far the funniest term I have come
> across in weeks. I needed a good laugh.

Thanks -- always glad to be of service, even if inadvertently :-)

> > Ignoring your unwarranted pissiness for a moment, [...]
> ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><
> no pissiness here -- only a unwarranted perception of it, apparently.
> ;p

You know, I regretted sending that email almost as soon as I'd sent it. I'm
sorry. It had been a very long day...


<tip type="HTML" author="Jason Handby">
No matter what z-index you assign to them, SELECT controls render on top of
other elements in Internet Explorer. This is because of the way IE renders
pages, and there's nothing you can do about it other than to position them
where it won't matter. (The web designer I'm working with wishes she'd known
this before designing the nav bar for her new site!)

For Microsoft's explanation of the issue, including other affected tags:


See also http://www.webreference.com/dhtml/diner/seethru/ which is quite

<tip type="buddhist" author="Jason Handby">
When you receive a list email from someone who you think is being pissy with
you, refrain from replying in a similarly pissy manner. All you will achieve
is to double the amount of pissiness in people's mailboxes... :-)

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