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ADDITIONS   AND   REVISIONS   IN   61   ASWW




In Southern Lent

On 61.51.7 TRINPsite comprises 867 public files, of which approximately 667 different or 'unique' ones: 122 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 402 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 1 *.wml, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 83 pictures, 4 ikons and 34 sound files.

In Early Lent the poem Divine Division was added with a parallel version in Zhezhong Yuyan, called "Shende Huafen". To the latter version a sound file was attached which gives a syllable-by-syllable technical approximation (and nothing more than that) of how the poem will sound when spoken in a natural voice. The address of the sound file is Sound/[ ]Division/[ ]HuafRCPO.mp3. Its duration is almost a minute and a half. [This file was later deleted, when text-to-speech synthesizers started to produce far better results.]

Note that in the future more and more language-dependent documents will be published in, or even moved to, the Tong directory. This directory will contain one subdirectory for each language in which such documents are made available. At the moment these subdirectories are, in alphabetical order, DzT for Deze Taal ('Nederlands'), ThL for This Language ('(American) English') and ZzY for Zhezhong Yuyan ('(Putonghua) Chinese'). This novel policy should explain why the new non-computer-generated, non-annotated poem in This Language was not put in the old Poet(/NCGP/NAnn) folder but in a new Tong/ThL/Poems folder. Of course, a nodal file at the old place will also link to a poem at the new location. In the case of Divine Division / Shende Huafen this was done in Poems Without Annotations.

In week 48 it was for the first time that a few Word documents were made available to the general public, all of them dealing with the translation of words and names into Zhezhong Yuyan:

  • Calendar.doc for terms related to the Metric World Calendar
  • NASeries.pdf [converted from doc to pdf on 66.31.7] for the neutralistic morphemes
  • MNITerms.pdf [converted from doc to pdf on 67.41.3] for (other) words and phrases from the Model
  • Names.pdf [converted from doc to pdf on 66.32.2] for the translation of a few names from Deze Taal

They are (incomplete) semi-private files which may be accessed from Tong/ZzY/Fanyi.htm, where further information can be obtained as well. These four files are not considered part of TRINPsite proper.




In Southern Yule

On 61.41.1 TRINPsite comprises 865 public files, of which approximately 665 different or 'unique' ones: 122 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 401 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 1 *.wml, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 83 pictures, 4 ikons and 33 sound files.

Southern Early Yule saw the introduction of a multi-page inline frame system. If and when a TRINPsite page is loaded in a window or frame of more than 900 pixels wide, it will now be loaded with one or more pages in inline frames on the right of it. The number of these inline frames depends on the length of the page loaded (on the left), but will at present not exceed 16. If and when the width of the window or frame is 900 pixels or less, only the page linked to or requested will be shown, because then there is not enough room for such a presentation. The standard width of TRINPsite document tables is 600 pixels and one should be able to view these documents together with the floating menus without any need to scroll horizontally. However, an extra page selected for viewing in an inline frame will need horizontal scrolling, if the total screen width is something like 1024 pixels. The inline frames are connected by a new picture at Graf/Bkgr/Film.gif [on 64.42.5 replaced with Graf/Bkgr/FilmL.gif, Graf/Bkgr/FilmM.gif and Graf/Bkgr/FilmR.gif] which will give the collection of pages on the right a filmlike appearance.

In Mid-Yule a new document dealing with search engine prominence was added at the address Info/Search/61ASWW.HTM. The old document Info/SEProm.HTM, for the years 59 and 60 aSWW, was moved to Info/Search/59ASWW.HTM. For these two files and possibly later or other related files a new 'Search' directory was created within the 'Info' directory.

During Equinoctial Month the VariViewing feature was considerably improved. While it only worked with Internet Explorer before (and not with Netscape), it now works 'perfectly' with both Internet Explorer and Firefox. It has also been made possible to start VariViewing from a frame, even from a very small frame created by repeating horizontal and/or vertical viewing several times. The old files indVVuCh.htm and indVVuNJ.htm are not needed anymore and were deleted.

In spite of the reconstruction there is no guarantee that VariViewing will work from literally every starting point at present or in the future, as browsers tend to accept fewer and fewer useful JavaScript statements for security reasons. This will generally result in some sort of denial of access error, when it is tried to find out in what kind of window or frame a TRINPsite page is viewed. (In a window opened by TRINPsite itself or by an external agent? In a standard frameset or in an inline frame, and if in a frame, in a frame created by TRINPsite or by an external agent again?)




In Northern Mid- and Late Lent and Equatorial

On 61.28.7 TRINPsite comprises 865 public files, of which approximately 663 different or 'unique' ones: 122 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 400 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 1 *.wml, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 82 pictures, 4 ikons and 33 sound files.

Until now This Language has been the sole general language of communication at this site, and because of practical constraints it will probably remain so for the time being. This does not mean, however, that the needs of those who would like to translate one or more documents into a different language should not be taken into account at all. Or, if it is not the needs of human translators, then those of the translation machines which are used to translate web pages, for instance. These machines, too, must be provided with the best data possible. Even if the translation of special TRINPsite words and phrases can only be given in a limited number of languages, such translations may serve as examples for translations into other languages.

The guidelines for translations may be universal or they may be language-specific. A new nodal file, called "Directions for Translation" (Tong.htm) has been created in the root directory for the universal guidelines with links to the pages which offer language-specific guidelines. These pages are located in a new 'Tong' directory with a separate folder for each language. To a certain extent the choice of these languages and folders is bound to be arbitrary or to depend on personal history and qualities. Yet, there is a rationale behind this choice at this place at this time. The first language, Deze Taal, belongs to the same family of languages as This Language and is more closely related to it than any other modern language of a comparable size. Guidelines for translations into Deze Taal can be found in Vertaalaanwijzingen (Tong/DzT/Vertaal.HTM). The second language, Zhe( )zhong Yuyan, is the language written and spoken by the largest part of the world population of those languages which do not belong to the same family of languages as This Language and Deze Taal. Guidelines for translations into Zhezhong Yuyan can be found in Jīnyì zhǐnán [later called "Fāny shyǔ de shuōmng"] (Tong/ZzY/Fanyi.htm).

Zhezhong Yuyan, called "Zhongwen", especially in its written form, uses a script different from the present one. It will depend on a visitor's browsing history and the qualities of 'er browser whether that script will become visible or be rendered as rectangles or suchlike. (Consider, for example, the term Zhongwen itself rendered as 中文.) Therefore, a picture (Pics/Zhongwen.gif) has been added which shows Zhongwen [later replaced with Pics/ZzYuyan.gif connecting to the language acrostic Women Zhezhong Yuyan] in the appropriate characters, so that it can be used as an adequate link:

Women Zhezhong Yuyan

There is also a file which was deleted in this period: the guestbook file. A guestbook is a place where anyone can write anything. This is at once its attraction and its drawback, for it lends itself to (link) spamming and other types of abuse, unless, perhaps, it is checked on a daily, if not hourly, basis. Moreover, a guestbook makes use of a script which may not be entirely safe from the point of view of antihacker security. For these reasons the TRINPsite guestbook at 1GuestBk.HTM has been discontinued. Anyone trying to access this address (manually or automatically) will now be referred to Questions and Answers, where the same sorts of questions and comments are collected, provided they are to the point.




In Northern Late Yule and Equinoctial

On 61.16.7 TRINPsite comprises 838 public files, of which approximately 660 different or 'unique' ones: 121 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 399 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 1 *.wml, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 81 pictures, 4 ikons and 33 sound files.

Another new leaf has been added to the Poetry branch:

Also this poem is non-computer-generated and offered without annotations or analysis.

The third Wheel poem, The Wheel Has Wrought ... was recorded as a song of 1 minute and 32 seconds. The 1.4 MB MP3 file was then made accessible from the appropriate places, that is, from the nonannotated basic text and from the nodal Sound Files document.




In Northern Early and Mid-Yule

On 61.08.7 TRINPsite comprises 836 public files, of which approximately 658 different or 'unique' ones: 121 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 398 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 1 *.wml, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 81 pictures, 4 ikons and 32 sound files.

Two new leaves have been added to the Poetry branch:

These two poems are non-computer-generated and offered without annotations or analyses as in the case of some other poems.

In this same period Sound/MNI/F5421-3.mp3 has been made available. While the largest TRINPsite file used to be 2.54 MB until now, this new sound file is 4.45 MB big. Lasting almost 5 minutes, it contains the text of the first three paragraphs of The meaning of life and death, a section of the fifth chapter (Life and Nonlife) of the Book of Fundamentals. Another sound file added was Sound/WhlPoems/Whl8SCO.mp3, which contains The Wheel that turns, the fourth wheel poem, sung twice. Obviously, this is a double copy and not a new file.

Until this year the color of the body background of each page depended on whether it was recently added or changed and on the category of the page (general basic, MNI basic, general nodal or MNI nodal). From now on, however, basic files will receive a color one-quarter from the extreme left of the color bar used for rainbow coloring, and nodal files a color one-quarter from the extreme right of the same color bar, regardless of their being recently added or changed. This means that a basic file like the present one shows grey wheels on a light orange background. A nodal file like The Model of Neutral-Inclusivity now shows the same wheels on a light turquoise background. If the format is not up to date or if no JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets are used, then the old green body backgrounds with the TRINPsite lable (for nodal files) or the old grey body backgrounds with wheels in relief (for basic files) will appear, unless the file is a plain text file.

Special files or groups of files may have there own colors for the body background and/or the page proper within the text table. Thus, the Main Index page and the Lists of Files display wheels on a light grey body background. The value documents display these wheels on a light green body backgound. Moreover, the pages proper of the value documents have now been given a dark purple table background with a repeated display of an almost black Nanapolarity Catena, located at Graf/Bkgr/Nanapol.gif. (A similar picture, albeit with a different color, was already used for the text table background in To Ananda, and Nanapol.gif is therefore not considered new.)

At TRINPsite the naming and location of nodal files in relation to the subdirectory to which they give access is based on the technical rule that a file named "Abcd.htm" gives access to a subdirectory named "Abcd". Hence, Abcd.htm is not located in Abcd/, but in the directory of the next higher level. Poet.htm, for instance, is not found in Poet/, but in the root directory together with the subdirectory Poet/ itself.

Unfortunately, others follow a different rule. They expect every nodal file which relates to a (sub)directory to be called "index.html" and to be put into the subdirectory itself. On the basis of this awkward principle a large site with a great number of subdirectories has as many files called "index.html" as it has subdirectories. A nice source of confusion and mistakes indeed, if those files are to have as many different contents! With our own TRINPsite structure we could completely ignore this difference in approach and nomenclature, if it were not for the fact that those who try to enter a directory from outside are only redirected to the nodal file if it is called "index.html" and located in the directory itself. In order to make it impossible for folder grabblers to enter certain directories directly, rather than by following the hypertext links as intended, technical files with the name index.html have therefore been put in certain subdirectories. However, with the exception of index.html in the root directory, all these files are exactly the same and do nothing else than to redirect the folder grabbler to the Main Index page.

The Additions and Revisions page you are reading right now was added as well. It covers the twelfth year of TRINPsite's existence.





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