One of the things that he demonstrated was that XmlSearch could return things like count and sum on a node set. So, naturally, I went and tried it on my test server:. After the shock of having missed this in my initial research wore off a bit, I realized that I was viewing the page as a ColdFusion 8 page which we have running on an alternate port. Switch the page over to the ColdFusion 7 port and running the page again, I got the following ColdFusion error:. Ahhh, that's what I am used to. Looks like ColdFusion 8 has beefed up the XPath support.

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In its simplest form, like many other web scripting languages, CFML augments standard HTML files with database commands, conditional operators , high-level formatting functions , and other elements to produce web applications. When a web browser requests a page in a ColdFusion application, it is automatically pre-processed by the ColdFusion application server. Despite the name, CFML is not a markup language.

The CFML engine is configured in such a way that certain file extensions on the server. In the case of the Java-based engines this is accomplished via Java servlets. Named Cold Fusion at the outset, the software was created in by the Allaire Corporation , originally located in Minnesota.

It later moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts and then finally to Newton, Massachusetts before being acquired by Macromedia in At the release of version 4, the space in the name was removed to become ColdFusion. Adobe acquired Macromedia in and is still actively developing ColdFusion. In Alan Williamson and his Scottish company, "n-ary", began creating a templating engine for Java to simplify common programming tasks. New Atlanta licensed BlueDragon around and made it available as a commercial product, eventually creating a.

Open BlueDragon is a fork of the commercial BlueDragon product and was first released in The Railo CFML engine began as a student project in and was first launched as a commercial project in This effort was disbanded in The Google Group CFML Conventional Wisdom was created as a forum for open, public discussions about language and engine features; its use has dwindled since Its function is to push open-source CFML applications and platforms.

Backed by community supporters and members of the Lucee Association, the goal of the project is to provide the functionality of CFML using fewer resources, giving better performance and to move CFML past its roots and into a modern and dynamic Web programming platform.

Many CFML tags have bodies; that is, they have beginning and end tags with text to be processed between them. For example:. If it is legal for tags not to have a body, it is syntactically acceptable to leave them unclosed as in the first example, though many CFML developers choose to self-close tags as in the second example to arguably make the code more legible.

Even if the tag can have a body, including a body may not be necessary in some instances because the attributes specify all the required information. In these cases, as with the second example above, the end tag and hence, the tag body may be omitted and the tag may be self-closing as in the following example: [8].

Various tags offer the ability to type-check input parameters e. This functionality is used with cfqueryparam to secure web applications and databases from hackers and malicious web requests such as SQL injection.

Nearly tags and many more functions make up the heart of the CFML language. The following lists CFML tags by their function or purpose. CFML allows language extensions in the form of custom tags, which are tags created by the developer that are not part of the CFML language itself. Custom tags are regular CFML files which are intended to be invoked as tags, although it is possible to treat a template as both a custom tag and a regular template.

If a template is invoked as a custom tag, the attributes used to invoke that tag are available within the tag in an attributes scope and the variables for the calling page are accessible via the caller scope. For example, if writing a custom tag to perform addition , taking two attributes and adding them together, the tag would be an addition. Assuming the tag is in the same directory as the file or in a pre-defined customtags directory , it can be invoked thus:. ColdFusion Markup Language includes a set of functions that you use to perform logical and arithmetic operations and manipulate data.

CFCs provide some not all of the typical features and functionality that are provided by object-oriented OOP languages. To create a CFC:. CFCs can be used in various ways. CFCs are created using four tags, saved as.

In the example below, component temperature. The test. CFCs may also be instantiated as objects. Assuming a CFC file called Person. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please add a reason or a talk parameter to this template to explain the issue with the ColdFusion Markup Language. WikiProject Computing may be able to help recruit an expert. November This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

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Jul I woke up this morning to hundreds of alert emails from one of my websites. It seems while I was sleeping someone or "somebot" tried a SQL Injection attack on this site and they or the bot failed miserably. Why did they fail?


XPath Support Expanded In ColdFusion 8

There are certain tags that by default are enabled in ColdFusion that I am never going to use and are a security risk. We have done this before in the ColdFusion standard edition and it is quite straight forward. One of the differences in the Enterprise edition is that you can specify specific directories to define specific permissions. So you can have different permissions on different instances. I added the directory of the site that I wanted to disable cfexecute and then disabled the cfexecute tag.

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