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There was a question in comments about “Netiquette” that I thought needed to be addressed because people seem more than a little confused. The topic is covered by RFC 1855 which predates the use of HTTP, the “World Wide Web”.  [The World Wide Web is a segment of the Internet, not its entirety.  It is one of about two dozen protocols that are used on the network.]

As the question was about an HTML page, the authoritative answer would have to come from W3.org and their Mark-up Language standards.

The problem is the question was really about “style” and not function, and there is no widely accepted manual of style for Web pages. Actually, that really is one of the points of the Web, you can “do your own thing”.

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August 20, 2008   5 Comments

Down Time

The site will be down for a few minutes beginning at 3PM CDT for a software upgrade.

External factors prevented more notice because it needs to be done, and I need to do several other things that I have put off because of uncertainty over Fay.

Update: Done with only a minor glitch, that I will have to investigate.

August 20, 2008   2 Comments

Tropical Storm Fay – Day 6

Tropical Storm FayPosition: 28.9 N 80.5 W. [10 PM CDT]
Movement: Nearly Stationary.
Maximum sustained winds: 60 mph.
Wind Gusts: 65 mph.
Tropical Storm Wind Radius: 140 miles.
Minimum central pressure: 994 mb.

It is 35 miles Southeast of Daytona Beach, Florida. It now just off the coast which restricts development in normal storms. The water along the coast has cooled because of the runoff, rain, and cloud cover, but nothing about Fay can be assumed.

There are unofficial reports of 22 inches of rain having fallen at one location just to the Northwest of Melbourne, Florida.

Fortunately the Shuttles will float, so there’s no need for Arks, and the hatching baby turtles will be able to swim into the ocean rather than crawling.

August 20, 2008   12 Comments