ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS
IN 57 ASWW
In Southern Late Lent
On 57.52.7 TRINPsite comprises 754 public files, of which approximately
582 different or 'unique' ones: 107 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html,
72 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
This thirteenth and last month of the year witnessed the introduction of a
Metric diary, not only to be used in the new year but in any year to come.
A simple frameset file (not considered 'unique') defines the top and bottom
frames for two new files:
- DiarInfo.HTM at the top, with general information about the diary and
the different options for the user, among which the Gregorian dates
- DiarPags.HTM at the bottom, which produces the 52 pages of the week
and the cover. Together these pages contain 30 pictures of a part of
the globe with the words 'METRIC CALENDAR' superimposed. These
pictures can be found in a special Pics/MetCalMv folder and are
called "MetC_01.gif" to "MetC_30.gif". As they have been derived from
Pics/MetCalMv.gif, they are not considered unique.
The diary can be accessed thru the frameset file at
The Book of Instruments was completed with the
addition of the first three divisions of the ninth chapter,
Conceptual Analysis (four files),
Traditional Proper and Improper
Arguments (five files) and Things
Possessed and Not Possessed (also five files). Their first sections
General aspects of justification,
and One's own body or its parts.
The random viewing feature in the Lists of
Files has been improved again. The BACK button is now labeled PREV, as
PREV(IOUS) is the opposite of NEXT, and new BACK and FORW(ARD) buttons
have been added to the console. These extra buttons can be used during
self-surfing when the links of a randomly selected page are being followed.
They are no different from the standard BACK and FORWARD browser buttons,
unlike the NEXT and PREV buttons which are typical of random-viewing. Note
that self-surfing is possible during random-viewing (when the page is not
refreshed for a whole minute), but that it makes more sense to do this
during pausing, when the random-viewing process is temporarily halted.
The titles of TRINPsite pages have always been in capitals, firstly,
to distinguish them from the body of the text itself, and secondly, to give
them a greater weight than the name of the browser. It is a silly and
awkward phenomenon indeed that the name of a browser should appear in the
same size and font and at the same place as the title of the page displayed
by that browser. The use of capitals in titles has, however, unpleasant
consequences in search engines. There the first letters of words may be
capitalized, but there it is uncommon to use nothing but capitals. In
search engines titles written in capitals only come across as harsh.
Therefore it has been decided to use capitals for initial letters only
(including acronyms) in the titles between the <title> tags.
This is the way they will appear in search engines from now on. By means of
the top of the browser page. This does not only apply to the regular window
but also to the specially opened window for random viewing. Also this
window now shows the full title in capitals of the randomly selected page
or of the page surfed to from there.
In Southern Mid-Lent
On 57.48.7 TRINPsite comprises 706 public files, of which approximately
566 different or 'unique' ones: 107 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html,
72 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
Two new Model divisions, consisting of
eight *.HTM files, were added:
Some Alleged Rights and Justifications
(five files) and Ways of Losing or Weakening
Rights (three files). Their first sections are: Some traditional general justifications
of rights and The general nature
of fundamental 'laws' and rights. Together these new files complete
Right-Duty Constellations, the eighth
chapter of the Book of Instruments. One old Model file was
converted from *.html to the latest format of graphic *.htm:
The Diversity of the Notions of
The random viewing feature in the Lists of
TRINPsite files has been considerably improved and should work perfectly
with Internet Explorer 6.0, both on-line and off-line. The old FileRndV.htm
and FileRndE.htm were deleted. They have been replaced by the following six
- FileRndC.htm: with this file it is checked whether the
browser can keep track of the closing of a window and whether it can cope
- FileRndH.htm: defines two horizontal frames, a main
frame and a top frame above it for the console;
- FileRndM.htm: information page for main frame in both
FileRndH.htm and FileRndV.htm;
- FileRndR.htm: for right frame with console in
- FileRndT.htm: for top frame with console in
- FileRndV.htm: defines two vertical frames, a main frame
and a frame to the right of it for the console.
The console consists of BACK, PAUSE, FSCR, INFO, RIGHT, STOP and NEXT
buttons. With the FSCR button it is possible to opt for a
full-screen presentation, after which the button will turn into a MSCR
button (to return to the original, medium-size window). With the RIGHT
button it is possible to move the console from the top to the right, after
which it will turn into a TOP button (to move the console to the top). In
the top-right corner of the right frame three pictures or 'icons' show in a
conventional way how to minimize, maximize and close the newly opened window.
In full-screen mode the middle button will show how to change the window
back to its original shape. This required four new *.gif pictures in
total. (They have been put in the Pics folder.)
Altho the random-viewing feature basically works with a browser which cannot
detect a closed window, it does not work with browsers which cannot show,
such browsers the script has been especially adapted so that they should at
least show the simple pages (and some pictures) which do not make use of
and that the user will have to wait a whole minute every time, perhaps even
without the possibility of surfing further in the meanwhile. Such surfing
is, indeed, not possible with Netscape version 4.7, altho the script does
work for the simple pages selected. Unfortunately, the random-viewing script
does not seem to work at all with the latest Netscape version (7.0).
In Southern Early Lent
On 57.44.7 TRINPsite comprises 689 public files, of which approximately
551 different or 'unique' ones: 103 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 7 *.html,
68 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
The number of *.HTM files increased by 10. Six of these files form the
first and second divisions of the eighth chapter of the Book of Instruments
(Right-Duty Constellations): The Basics of Having a Right
(two files) and Seven Parties with Their
Rights and Duties (four files). Their first sections are: Some traditional conceptions and
A constructional classification of
rights and duties.
Four old plain-text basic files were converted from *Txt.htm to the latest
format of graphic *.HTM: one poem and three sections from the fifth chapter
of the Book of Instruments (Relevancy).
The new poem file is Intimations of
Inclusiveness; the new Model files are
Pseudofactual relevancy and
Dependence on internal or external
The problem with the doctype declaration (DTD) and the menus which did not
float anymore with Internet Explorer version 6 (see
Southern Mid-Yule) has been
solved. Strictly speaking, the problem was not that there was a DTD, but
that the DTD of TRINPsite documents in the latest format is:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
The menus would float as designed with a DTD for HTML 4.0. It turned out
that for XHTML 1.0 and IE6 'document.body.scrollTop' (and also 'scrollLeft')
versions and for other and no DTDs it still is what it used to be, namely
the value of the vertical scrolling offset. For XHTML 1.0 IE6 requires a
a new 'document.documentElement' instead of the 'document.body' definition.
The script for the floating menus has now been written in such a way that
both definitions are taken care of. In addition one substantive change
has been made. The menus cannot be completely cleared away anymore, but can
now only be 'moved away'. This means that their floating can be stopped, in
which case the left and/or right menus will stay at the top of the page. By
clicking on the same MOV button again the menu is made to move or 'float'
Last year in Southern Equinoctial the
introduction of a new facility was announced, the so-called 'automatic
random-viewing feature'. However, this feature, which enables the visitor to
see almost all documents at random in a newly opened window, often did
not work properly, especially on-line. (Off-line it could work well and
be impressive, provided you had access to all TRINPsite pages.)
A number of changes have now been
made in the script, so that it should also work properly on-line. The
separate file 'FileRndV.htm' with the STOP button is shown in the
complete special window the first time, but after that it is only shown in a
small frame at the top of this window with the randomly selected page in the
main frame. The file 'FileRndI.htm' was not needed anymore. Instead of this
file a new file, called "FileRndE.htm", was created. The E stands for
empty, for, oddly enough, this file which governs the framing of the
pop-up window must be (almost) empty in order to change the contents of the
main frame every minute. Altho one would expect a recursive function for
such a feature, no such function is used, because it produced errors. The
only errors the present script may produce are innocuous ones which can
easily be overcome by waiting a minute or, in the worst case, by restarting
the program. Obviously, because of the database of links needed, the random
viewing feature can only be accessed from the
Lists of TRINPsite files.
In Southern Equinoctial
On 57.40.7 TRINPsite comprises 683 public files, of which approximately
545 different or 'unique' ones: 103 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 7 *.html,
68 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
The first chapter of the Book of Instruments (Having and Thingness) was
completed with the addition of the fourth and fifth divisions: Attributes as Ultimate Constitiuents and
Wholes. Both divisions consist of
three sections. The first ones are Simplex and complex things in different
domains and Their whole-, part-
and pseudo-attributes respectively.
Two nodal plain-text Model files were converted from *.html to *.htm.
They are Postreligious, Catenical
Normism from the Book of Fundamentals
and The Significance of Relevancy
from the Book of Instruments.
One basic document containing the poem The Loafguards (in the
Poet/NCGP/NAnn folder) was removed from TRINPsite, because its contents
concerned too much one country or even one institution in one country in
particular. It can now be found at the following private address:
Not only have the graphic imperfections in the crossword puzzles been adjusted, the puzzles
have been extended as well. Those who now start these games by filling in
at least one word will be shown the final scores at the end in figures, in
percentages and in more colorful ways. In order to concentrate the common
(original) script in the HTML head statement as possible and new objects in
addition, was named "CWHead.js" and put in the JS/GP directory.
Meanwhile the process of improving the appearance of TRINPsite documents on
the screen continues unabated. This work consists mainly of converting the
numerous old documents into new ones that follow the rules of the latest
format based on XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. These style sheets enable
the designer too to make the appearance on the screen different from the
one on paper (where, for example, there are no links which the reader can
click on). It is to make a better use of this possibility that two CSS
files were changed just before the end of this month: MNINodal.css and
GenNodal.css. At the moment it is assumed that those who print a TRINPsite
document will do that in the first place to read it, that is, to read it
themselves or to let others read it, rather than look at the pictures or
something. Therefore, documents in the latest format will show almost all
text in black on a white background, even tho the texts may appear in many
different, often lighter, colors with different backgrounds on the screen.
Model documents which are updated
graphically are also updated 'hypertextually'. This means that wherever
neologisms or difficult words might confuse or mislead the reader hypertext
links are provided to places where those words occur for the first time or
are explained, or where an issue is dealt with in more detail. In this way
the Model should become more and more accessible for everyone and at the
same time more and more interesting. The special
page for Model terms is a collection of all these terms and concepts
with their various links and has been extended considerably. It contains
the pronunciations of the words as well, which should be helpful especially
to visitors for whom the present language is not their first language.
In Southern Mid-Yule
On 57.36.7 TRINPsite comprises 677 public files, of which approximately
539 different or 'unique' ones: 101 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 9 *.html,
68 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
The number of *.HTM files increased by 18. Of these eighteen files seven
are new. Together they constitute the third and the seventh divisions of
the first chapter of the Book of Instruments (Having and Thingness): The Attributive versus the Objectual View
(three files) and Existence and
Thingness (four files). Their first sections are: Logical domains of discourse and
The voidness of the metaphysical
This month no fewer than thirteen plain-text Model files were
converted: 11 basic files from *Txt.htm to *.HTM and 2 nodal files from
*.html to *.htm. The converted and reformatted basic files are
Under the denomination of the
Norm, The question [of
denominational primacy] tabled,
The obsurities of a classical
unless ...", Relevancy or
relatedness in other disciplines, the three following sections
of The Diversity of the Notions of
Relevancy (a division), Redundant?, Formal or substantive? and
Inconsistence as one of five
criterions. The adjusted nodal files are
Conceptual Status of Relevancy and
Criterions of Discriminational
In theory the design of TRINPsite documents is browser-independent.
Documents in the latest format use standard source codes. They have been
validated for transitional XHTML 1.0 and only the use of table backgrounds
and <nobr> tags does not conform to the standard. (The 'no-break'
tags in particular are very useful, especially in the stave files of the Vocabulary of Alliteration.) But the actual
practise is different and usually a document read with a browser such as
Internet Explorer will not look exactly the same as one read with Netscape,
for instance. Things get worse when a new version of the same browser does
not show pages in the latest format in the familiar way. Thus it turned out
that Internet Explorer version 6 (IE 6.0.2600.000) caused a number of
problems in the reading of TRINPsite pages which were, and still are,
correct when visited with version 5:
The problem with the DTD in the source code when using Internet Explorer
version 6 has not been solved yet. (It can hardly be called "a solution" to
delete the DTD in every separate document.) Fortunately, the problem almost
only concerns the floating of the menus, because the menus are still
displayed at the top of the page and can be used from there.
- IE5 default alignment for table cells and list elements used to be
'left' but IE6 puts the elements, such as text, in the center,
unless defined otherwise. This problem can easily be solved by not
depending on the default alignment any longer. In the pages where
this problem occurred and was noticed the source code has already
- A very specific case of misrepresentation concerns the crossword puzzles. When filling in the
letters and checking the result, the red crosses which are to show
which letters or whole words are wrong are (too far) off the mark
with IE6. This cosmetic imperfection is to be corrected at a later
- The worst problem encountered with IE6, when compared with IE5, is
that the 'floating' menus do not float anymore! A code analysis
showed that this is caused by the doctype declaration (DTD) at the
very beginning of the document. However, it is not what one would
expect, namely that the DTD is wrong. It is purely the fact, so it
seems, that the DTD is there, for without any DTD at all the menus
float perfectly (while the rest of the page is shown in the right
way as well).
In Southern Early Yule
On 57.32.7 TRINPsite comprises 670 public files, of which approximately
532 different or 'unique' ones: 99 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 11 *.html,
68 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
The second chapter of the Book of Instruments (Catenas of Attributes and Relations) was
completed with the addition of Quasi-duads:
bipolarity and extremity catenas, Quasi-hexaduads and quasi-monads and the
whole fifth division called "The Catena's Position
in a Derivation System" and consisting of three sections.
Six old plain-text Model files 'went graphic' and are now also appearing in
the latest format: three basic section files and three nodal division
files. The redesigned basic files, whose extensions were changed from
*Txt.htm to *.HTM, are Postreligious,
post-theodemonistic and catenical, Where neutrality determines the mean and
As to the Days of Neutrality. The
nodal files, whose extensions were changed from the old *.html to the new
*.htm, are The Scope of Catenization,
Truth and Relevance on Principle and
Social Formulas of Observance.
TRINPsite has already featured a crossword since the 56th Southern Lent. But
that first crossword contained only five words, namely the five TRINP
values. This month Crossword puzzle
#2 was added, a crossword of the same general size (11x11), yet now of no
fewer than 38 words. Some of these words definitely belong to the
neutral-inclusive vocabulary while others are of a nondenominational nature.
In order to get to these basic crossword files on the TRINPsite tree a
special nodal file was created, called Crossword
Puzzles. This node may later be used to give access to puzzles of a
different type as well.
In Equatorial Month
On 57.28.7 TRINPsite comprises 663 public files, of which approximately
525 different or 'unique' ones: 95 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 14 *.html,
68 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
This month the first division of the second chapter of the Book of
Instruments (Catenas of Attributes and
Relations) was added: Beyond Formal
Connectedness. This division consists of three sections and can also
be accessed by starting from its first section, called
"A matter of being heavy, equally heavy or
lighter". The first two sections of the fourth division
(Ways of Classifying Catenas) were
also added: The four main criterions of
classification and Explicit
The introduction of 'Favorites' ikons last month required a new and special
link statement between the <head> and </head> tags such as:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="WhlT1.ico"> (at least to make things
work properly). Instead of adding such a statement to TRINPsite's hundreds
of text files separately with the risk of having to change it hundreds of
times in the future, and instead of adding new statements of a new or old
type to the hundreds of heads of the HTML text files in the future (again,
with the risk of having to change them hundreds of times later on) it was
This statement does not only take care of the 'shortcut icon' link but it
statements in the head of the text file with the exception of special
scripts meant for one particular document only.
old BodyFnct.js file, a new BodyObjs.js file was created to take its place.
Text files of the latest format will therefore use HeadObjs.js and
BodyObjs.js and not BodyFnct.js anymore. In the period of transition all
these files will, of course, continue to exist side by side.
In Northern Late Lent
On 57.24.7 TRINPsite comprises 653 public files, of which approximately
519 different or 'unique' ones: 95 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 14 *.html,
68 pictures, 4 ikons and 28 sound files.
The third chapter of the Book of Instruments (About What Is, Can and Should Be) was
completed by adding the second division (Nonpropositional and Propositional Reality)
and the third division (Propositional
Reality and Language).
This month saw the introduction of 'Favorites' ikons of 16x16 pixels and
16 colors. Dependent on the browser used, these ikons appear when a page
is added on-line to the Favorites, provided that there is a shortcut link
on the page or a favicon.ico copy in the directory concerned. They are,
with their functions:
In addition there are now two desktop ikons of 32x32 pixels: one (the
complete wheel ikon) for TRINPsite as a whole and one (the booklike ikon)
for the multi-site Vocabulary of Alliteration. They are not part of
TRINPsite on-line, nor are they exact enlargements of the 16x16 variants.
The pictures of these eight ikons together can be seen in the Lists of Files.
- a complete wheel for the root directory and
files without a special ikon
- a top-left quarter wheel for nodal MNI files,
such as MNI/MainDoc.htm
- a bottom-left quarter wheel for basic MNI files,
such as MNI/BoS/4/1/2.HTM
- a top-right quarter wheel for other nodal files,
such as Poet.htm
- a bottom-right quarter wheel for other basic files,
such as Poet/NCGP/Ann/WhlPoems.HTM
- a booklike ikon for (nodal and basic)
files of the Vocabulary of Alliteration
In Northern Mid-Lent
On 57.20.7 TRINPsite comprises 632 public files, of which approximately
510 different or 'unique' ones: 95 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 14 *.html,
68 picture files and 28 sound files.
This month the first division of the third chapter of the Book of
Instruments (About What Is, Can and Should
Be) was added: Three Times, Three
Spheres. This division consists of four sections and can also be
accessed by starting from its first section, called
"To be in time or not to be in time".
The link NEXT TEXT at the bottom will then take you to the next
No other new files were added this month, but the process of converting
old files to the latest format continues unabated. Obviously, the above
Model section files have the latest format, but also nodal files
such as Poet.htm and non-Model basic files such
as EyeRhyme.HTM now have the
The list of sound files was extended with an
old telephone-quality *.wav file of the whole poem Saxifrax
of which the quality was considerably enhanced with a music editor. (Until
now there was only an *.mp3 file of the whole poem.)
In Northern Equinoctial
On 57.16.7 TRINPsite comprises 627 public files, of which approximately 506
different or 'unique' ones: 95 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 14 *.html, 269 *.HTM,
The seventh chapter of the Book of Instruments
(Elements of Normative Philosophy)
was made fully accessible with the addition of the first two divisions:
As the nodal files have not been prepared yet, these divisions can be
accessed from the Contents of the Model (as above) or by starting from the
first section of the chapter, called
"Ontological and epistemological
preliminaries". Then follow the link NEXT TEXT at the bottom each time
to move to the next section of the same division or the
first section of the next division.
It is now possible to enlarge and reduce the font by means of a new feature
in the floating menus. Of course, the browser itself will have such a
facility too, but the difference with the 'home-made' site facility is that
the font can be enlarged and reduced in smaller steps, and that the change
of font only applies to the central text body. (Changing the size of the
characters with the browser will reduce or enlarge all characters.)
The information outside the 600-pixel-wide 'framed' central text table and
in the menus themselves is kept at the same size, just like some standard
information within the central text table (and just like the text in
pictures). This shows most clearly when reducing the font a few times.
What is left over then is a miniature layout of the
whole page, with pictures and standard texts at fixed sizes and the
variable text not more than 2 pixels big. It is this variable text,
however, which can be enlarged ad infinitum. At a certain point the central
text table will even become wider than 600 pixels, but this will not affect
the structure of the page. The only thing that the user should keep in
mind is that 'e should not enlarge the text so many times that 'e will have
to start scrolling from left to right and from right to left. In other
words, it is advisable not to let the central text table become wider than
the window or screen in which it is viewed.
In connection with the new font resizing feature two special ikons were
designed, one pointing to the left (ResizeL.gif) for
font reduction and one pointing to
the right (ResizeR.gif) for font
In Northern Late Yule
On 57.12.7 TRINPsite comprises 619 public files, of which approximately 499
different or 'unique' ones: 95 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 14 *.html, 263 *.HTM,
In this Late Yule two incomplete divisions were completed, the first one in
the Book of Symbols, with three new sections at the beginning, and the
second one in the Book of Instruments, with three new sections at the end.
As the nodal files have not been prepared yet, they can be accessed from the
Contents of the Model:
They can also be accessed by starting from the first section of division
S.5.1 (The meaning of denominational
observances) or from the third one of division I.2.6 (Catenical aspects).
Only one old section file, Denominational
and secular concerns, underwent the change from a nongraphic
*Txt.htm to a graphic *.HTM file this month.
The page with the aural analysis of
the song 'Ananda' has been enriched with an illustration consisting
of two pictures, one at the top and one at the bottom. This illustration
shows how the song is portrayed in a music editor.
A special directory was created for files dealing with questions of
chronology or time. The old YWD.htm file was turned from a quasi-nodal into
a basic text file (YWD.HTM) and put into this
new Time directory. The page for automatic conversion, which used to be
Time.HTM, was renamed "Time/Date.HTM".
The perpetual New Year card, too, was moved from the Info to the Time
directory, where it got the name
'Time/NewYearC.HTM'. In the root
directory a nodal file called "Chronology", with the file name
'Time.htm', now provides an introduction and the
links to the documents in the new subdirectory. (In a way Time.htm replaces
One of the longer notes in the Notes directory contained a piece of fiction,
called "Forcibly Converted", which resembled a legend in the first person.
(One would expect a 'true' legend to be in the third person.) At the same
time such a fictional legend also looks like a short story in the first
person. With the addition of a new 'legend', called "Not One", it
has been decided therefore to add a special
document for fictional legends to the directory of short stories. It has
been given the title "The Other Day", not only because the two pieces of
fiction start with these words but also because they do deal with an
other, that is, a different day, time or era.
In Northern Early and Mid-Yule
On 57.08.7 TRINPsite comprises 607 public files, of which approximately 490
different or 'unique' ones: 95 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 14 *.html, 254 *.HTM,
sound files. On 57.07.1 a link tester counted 441 web pages and 10,864
links, all of them site-internal. (These so-called 'web pages' consisted of
131 *.htm, 16 *.html, 251 *.HTM, 28 *Txt.htm or *.txt, 6 *.css and 9 *.js
files.) 2 'dry-surf links' contained off-line addresses and were erroneously
classed as broken. 10 other links did really fail and were restored almost
On the occasion of the start of the Metric New Year, immediately after the
Northern winter solstice, the perpetual New
Year('s) card was displayed again for people visiting TRINPsite
during the first three weeks of the year.
In these first two months of the 57th Northern Yule thirteen new
sections or basic text files were added to the Model of
Neutral-Inclusivity, so that the whole Book of
Fundamentals is now accessible via site-internal links. (It was
'completed' in this sense on 57.05.7.) The sections concerned
constitute the following three divisions in the middle of the second
chapter (The Manifestations of Exclusivism):
As the nodal files have not been prepared yet, the section files have to be
accessed from the total Contents of the Model,
by starting with the first one
(Sophistic [exclusivism]) from here or
by using one of the special links from other files.
Two old Model section files, Special and
universal catenizations and
Formulas of symbolization and
socialization, underwent the change from a nongraphic *Txt.htm to a
graphic *.HTM file.
Obviously, the present *.HTM file for the 8th year of TRINPsite's
existence is also new.