New Service - cfdocs.org - Fast access to CF docs

March 11, 2004
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I just launched a new service at cfdocs.org - the site allows you to type in a ColdFusion function name or tag name directly in the url to goto the documentation, for example: http://cfdocs.org/cfchart will take you to the Macromedia Live documentation for cfchart. This is equivalent to the way php.net and mysql.com allow you to search documentation via the url. There are also two short cuts for getting a complete tag listing, or a complete function listing - simply use http://cfdocs.org/t or http://cfdocs.org/f respectively.

I have had the site setup for a few days now, just testing it out - if you notice any slowness, it is actually probably due to congestion at livedocs.macromedia.com. During business hours in the US their server is usually pretty slow. At night it is very fast.

I have found it very useful for sending doc urls to people over IM, or email since you can just send the url off the top of your head without looking it up first!

Another trick, if type in a tag or function name that is not mapped to anything your search will be redirected to google, eg: http://cfdocs.org/coldfusion.

I would love to hear your comments, and/or suggestions for the service!



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Brilliant idea and seems very fast! It can be a chore looking for certain help on CF tags and functions (especially in Dreamweaver MX 2004). Thanks for your efforts!
Pete, This is very cool! One thing I noticed (by accident) was that www.cfdocs.org won't work, only cfdocs.org.
Thanks Rob, www.cfdocs.org/whatever should work now as well. The ordering of my mod_rewrite rules was incorrect.
Haven't tried it yet but this is brilliant! I'm a nig PHP programmer and have been doing CF for about 1.5 years now. (started with MX never really got into LTE CF 5 ) One of my big complaints has been who hard it is to find functions etc. with php.net you rock and roll with searches etc. this is a step in the right direction, and i wish you the best of luck!!!!
Cool stuff. If you use Dave's Quick Search Deskbar, then I made a custom search for it that you can use to quikly search CF docs. Download my cf.xml and save it in "\Program Files\Quick Search Deskbar\searches\". Then F1, Configure, Reload. After that entering "cf whatever" into Dave's Deskbar will search using cfdocs.org :) http://web.starman.ee/~ddrum/cfdocs.org/cf.xml
This is pretty cool but i wonder why it wont find ssas functions (they been around since cf 6.0) ??? CF.Query & CF.Http
Thanks Vesa, I've added CF.Query and CF.Http.
http://cfdocs.org/t & http://cfdocs.org/f links are redirecting to google instead of the full listing of tags & functions.
Yesterday, searches weren't working on the site. Today, it's redirecting to dealazon...
Hi Richard I am working on moving it to another server, should be working by the end of the day providing DNS changes

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