cfdocument format=”pdf” marginbottom=”1″ marginleft=”1″ marginright=”1″ alternate colors and font-size so that you can easily see where. I just noticed that the CF7 tag, CFDOCUMENT (as well as the new form of This NAME attribute is simply an interesting alternative. Here’s a. But you are correct, it is now less useful when they are alternatives. I was hoping to see updates in CF10 regarding using CFDocument to.

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Adobe needs to strip deprecate the unnecessary clientside fat and either drop the license fees dramatically or go totally open source and be the 1 premium support vendor.

Just to be very alternatvie, I am not abandoning ColdFusion, a technology I have been using for almost as long as it has been around, and a product that I have closely tied my own professional reputation to.

I feel the same about using the right tools cfdocment a job. I don’t know how many people here have tried it, but ctdocument, it is an incredibly sophisticated WebSocket implementation. I’ll have to try that out when we move to BD 7. What does ColdFusion do best? And you could even consolidate the validation rules into one place, like this:.

It was easy to use well, maybe not in DBML, but we fixed that quickly, and using it got even easier and simpler in subsequent versionsand it just worked.


We also see new technology is thriving that moves templating from server markup mixing with data to client side templates. It needs a major overhaul. Great to hear, Mike.

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Check out Raymond Camdens pdfutils http: BTW, after you answer, I am going to move this out to a new blog entry. Keep it simple and small. You should be doing data validation in your server code, on all input, even if you are using stored procedures. Thanks for the follow-up. Stack Cfdocmuent works best with JavaScript enabled.

Check the file name of the PDF. Thanks for testing that out Charlie.

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I have not seen one thing in other languages Ruby, Python, php that is easier to do than with ColdFusion. This is not an attack on ColdFusion, nor is this a novel idea. For me it was yet another productivity play. This might help someone.

I suspect that fixing this project is a fairly large task. These all need to be supported by ColdFusion to maintain backwards compatibility, but there just is no good reason to keep advancing them, and even alhernative reason for you to use them in new development. Sadly when the community went to CFCs it seems they baby went out with the bath water and we failed to understand view code still shines in CFML via packaging up into custom tags.

As someone who has also recommended against the Ajax tags, I want to make two points though: And then we added the ability to work with spreadsheets, and manipulate images, and communicate with Exchange servers, and so much more, all in the name of greater productivity.


So, when I said that I wanted “to use ColdFusion for what it does best, and to stop using it where it no longer makes sense to do so”, that’s what I was referring to. Each of these tools has brought lots of extensions to us.

Help me out Adobe I’ve been using Coldfusion for the last 8 years and its great to do server side stuff. In fact use a template that lets me export reports to word or excel by passing in the extension I want to use along alternativf the other variables I need for the specific report.

I think it will work on CF9 too, but I haven’t tested it lately. Of course ColdFusion is still awesomely productive alterantive the back end: Look at this code:. The thread looks to get hung up at And no further development along those lines should be undertaken.

Many of the client side libraries advance far faster than releases of ColdFusion come out and thus these ColdFusion features become “stale”. In the style sheet div. And that’s what I did in the rewrite of this ti.

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