URL Query Parameters and HTML Entities: The Case of the Missing Semicolon

What’s the difference between this HTML snippet: <a href=”http://www.google.com/search?q=html&foo=0″>foo=0</a> and this? <a href=”http://www.google.com/search?q=html&copy=0″>copy=0</a> Both of them look like simple Google searches (though they could have been anything; Google is just an example). One of them appends an extra “&foo=0″ to the end of the URL; the other appends “&copy=0″ instead. Only the second snippet is… Read More

Redfin Supports Safari! Um, kinda…

UPDATED: As of January 31, 2008, Redfin supports Safari 3 without any of the trickery described below. We’ll leave the post here for the curious, but in the meantime, there’s no reason to go through these steps on our account. Last January, we ported Redfin from a proprietary map platform to Microsoft’s Virtual Earth, a… Read More

Where’s My Jetpack?

As was mentioned a few places on the web today, we’re proud to announce that Redfin has contributed to a project that will open source TurboGrid, the excellent JavaScript grid control made by the TurboAjax group. We’ve been really trying to hammer on our map page performance for the last few weeks, and it became… Read More