In Southern Mid- and Late Lent

On 64.52.7 TRINPsite comprises 900 public files, of which approximately 710 different or 'unique' ones: 122 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 440 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 84 pictures, 4 ikons and 39 sound files.

The short story Fall Day (at ShSt/FallDay.HTM) was deleted from TRINPsite and moved to a private site on 64.48.6. (Its new address is now http://mvvm.net/Tong/ThL/ShSt/FallDay.HTM). The special background picture (at ShSt/Pics/AuMor600.jpg) was deleted and moved to the same private site as well.

Until 64.46.3 people who filled in a form with their opinion or question about TRINPsite, coming, for example, from the index page, would see a standard plain-text message after submitting it. This message has now been replaced, or will be replaced, with a specially designed new page bearing the title Thank you for filling in and sending your form. It can be found at Info/Form/NextPage.HTM. (As it should only be seen by people who have submitted a form, no link to it is given at this place.)

Starting from 64.48.3 public access to the story Sumati Can Wait and to all fictional legends of The Other Day ... is limited to one third of these short stories at the most. The reason is that these works of fiction will or may be used as material for a novel which is being prepared and written at the moment.

In Southern Early Lent

On 64.42.5 TRINPsite was enriched by a novel DO system, in which DO stands for Display Options. For a long time the user had already had several opportunities to slightly adjust a page to 'er own liking, such as deleting the inline frames on the right (by narrowing the window and refreshing the page), changing the background color of the page and stopping the movement of a floating menu, but now the number of interactive possibilities has been enlarged, while they have also been made more visible and easier.

The following two main considerations led to the development of the new system:

  • the standard design of TRINPsite pages was based on a resolution width of about 1,000 pixels, which resulted in a poor presentation on much wider screens. With the DO system the new design is, at least in theory, good for any resolution width, showing inline frames at full width, if there is space for them.
  • the presentation did not sufficiently distinguish the three visual user occupations:
    • surfing, which favors a design that not only takes people to the page explicitly asked for, but also introduces them to other parts of TRINPsite in a way that invites them to surf further
    • reading, which calls for a relatively quiet and simple design of the particular page one has chosen to read
    • printing, which requires that the page look clear and attractive on a paper of certain dimensions.

In the 'distant' past resolutions started at 640x480 pixels (and a maximum of eighty 8-pixel characters on one line). Today, with the coalescence of computer monitors and television screens, one should be prepared for widths of many thousands of pixels. However, until now the standard TRINPsite design did not go further than 1024 pixels. This meant that on a computer monitor of, for example, 1920 pixels wide a space of about 900 pixels wide would remain empty, while the inline frames were shown with a width of 350 pixels, far too narrow to show the pages in these iframes in full. (The absolute minimum width of TRINPsite pages has always been 600 pixels.)

The new presentation of standard TRINPsite pages is recursive. The first step is to reserve 900 pixels on the left for the 'URI document', that is, the main, first-level HTML file whose name appears in the URL (a uniform resource identifier). Apart from a limited number of pixels reserved for scrolling and assigned to a filmlike image, the rest of the resolution width goes to one column of stacked (first-level) inline frames. Then the same procedure is applied to each first-level inline frame itself: the first 900 pixels on the left are reserved for a second-level document and the rest of the resulting width goes to a new column of one or more stacked (second-level) inline frames. If the resolution width is large enough, each second-level inline frame will, in turn, have third-level inline frames, and so on, until the width of the left column (with the URI document) would be less than 640 pixels and the width of the inline frame plus scrollbar less than 229 pixels.

At the moment the pages shown in first-level and 'lower'-level iframes --they actually go down, not up-- are, on the whole, still the same, but it will be relatively easy to let them vary at a later stage, or to have them show different TRINPsite pages at random, as is done during VariViewing. (And even when the pages shown are the same, they may be used to surf further to different destinations without changing the total screen layout and without losing the URI document, the original page one was interested in.)

Of course, both the designer and the user have a computer or television screen of a fixed width. This 'limitation' is overcome by introducing a hypothetical resolution width. In the new Display Options system you can choose any resolution width you want between 600 and 9999 pixels, and see the result within a narrower window, even a window narrower than your screen allows for (so long as horizontal scrolling is possible). Viewing a 600 pixels wide document at a width of 900 pixels is ideal, because this will give a margin of 150 pixels on either side, of which 100 pixels are taken by one of the two menus. If we allow the same width for the column of inline frames, this means that 1800-1900 pixels is the perfect width for a first-level presentatrion during surfing. (The viewing width proposed to the user is actually 1852 pixels, unless the hypothetical resolution is less than the width of the window, in which case the width of the window is proposed as the resolution width.)

For quiet, attentive reading and for printing the user will like to concentrate on the URI document on the first level on the left. Therefore, in the reading and printing modes only this page will be shown, that is, without inline frames. In the case of reading, it will have the width of the window (with a minimum of 600 pixels) or, if this width is more than 900 pixels, the ideal width of 900 pixels. In the case of printing, it will have a width varying from 600 to 750 pixels. It depends on the browser, the printer and the paper at what width the URI document will be printed exactly in the middle of an A4- or other-size paper (or, if desired, is left- or right-justified). In the printing mode the menus will not be shown at all, and in the reading mode they will not move while scrolling up or down, but stay at the top of the page. The reading or printing width is equated with the hypothetical resolution width. If the width of the window is larger than this width, the rest of the window (on the right) will be made black, something that will happen too, when the user chooses a viewing width which is less than the width of the window at that moment.

Other features mentioned in the list of Display Options on each standard page are features which have been offered for a longer time already. The total list can be found at the bottom of this page itself, provided you are not in the reading mode (which will make it impossible to opt for inline frames), or in the printing mode (which will also make it impossible to opt for any feature that makes use of one of the menus).

The only new files needed for the creation of the DO system were FilmL.gif, FilmM.gif and FilmR.gif in the Graf/Bkgr folder. They were needed to replace the old Film.gif background picture. That picture used to have a fixed width of 16+350+16=382 pixels, and was shown in one cell. It has now been split up in three parts: FilmL.gif in the left cell, FilmM.gif in the middle cell and FilmR.gif in the right cell of the three-cell column in, or rather on, which the iframes are displayed. In the new design the width of that column has become variable. It starts from 16+209+20+16=261 pixels, while the right edge of the film background follows the increasing width.

Altogether 27 files were affected by the introduction of the Display Options system in Southern Early Lent:

  • 7+5=12 Javascript files: JS/BodyObjs.js and BodyObjs_UC.js, BotPart.js and BotPart_UC.js, BodyFnct.js, HeadObjs.js and HeadObjs_UC.js, PostPage.js and PostPage_UC.js, PrePage.js and PrePage_UC.js, and JS/GP/CWHead.js
  • 1 Cascading Style Sheet: CSS/AllPages.css
  • 3 (background) pictures: Graf/Bkgr/FilmL.gif, FilmM.gif and FilmR.gif
  • 11 HTML files: 3GuestBk.HTM, FileList.htm, index.htm, index.html, MainDoc.htm, Sound.htm, Game/Pzzl/CrssW001.HTM, CrssW002.HTM and CrssW003.HTM, MNI/C.htm and MNI/MainDoc.htm

In Northern Lent, Equatorial and Southern Yule

On 64.41.1 TRINPsite comprises 899 public files, of which approximately 711 different or 'unique' ones: 122 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 440 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 85 pictures, 4 ikons and 39 sound files.

This page should more aptly be called "Additions, Deletions and Revisions in the Year 64 ASWW", for one 'unique' document was deleted, besides Poet/VocAll.txt an old, outdated text version of the Vocabulary of Alliteration main document. Access to the file ShSt/Sumati2.HTM was discontinued on 64.37.6. This file contained the second half of the story Sumati Can Wait, of which the first half, a complete waiting story in itself, is still available. The reason for its deletion is the possible use of the two halves together as the main narrative (on the first level) of a novel by the same author (but not necessarily with the same names for the same characters).

Two new leaves were added to the The Other Day ... branch of short stories:

  • on 64.14.6 the new and hitherto longest fictional legend An Organism With Lungs? (about the swimmer and the picker)
  • on 64.15.6 the story Not One (about the sage and the two followers), which had always been part of the The Other Day ... nodal file, was rewritten and allocated its own basic file

The Spelling and Stress Dictionary, which is still under construction, was extended with the following new letters:

Also these documents themselves are not yet finished (if ever).

In Northern Yule

On 64.13.1 TRINPsite comprises 896 public files, of which approximately 707 different or 'unique' ones: 122 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 6 *.html, 436 *.HTM, 1 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 8 JavaScript files, 85 pictures, 4 ikons and 39 sound files.

In this first quarter of the fifteenth year of TRINPsite's existence nine new files were created, all of them 'unique', i.e., no copies of other files. They are in chronological order:

The source code of the new Visitors' Voices document displays the page in a (parent) window differently from the same page in the much smaller (third) inline frame on the right (provided that your window is wide enough to show inline frames). This feature, added to the hitherto latest F6 format, may become an integral part of a future F7 format.

In the same quarter the following five sound files were deleted:

  • Sound/Division/HuafRCPO.mp3 on 64.03.1
  • Sound/CritHate/CritHRTe.wav on 64.07.6
  • Sound/NarrowIs/NarroMTe.wav on 64.07.7
  • Sound/Saxifrax/Sax0RTe.wav on 64.07.7
  • Sound/ToAnanda/ToA1SMWO.wav on 64.07.7

The first of these sound files was an experimental file which contained the text of Shende Huafen (Divine Division) in Zhezhong Yuyan. Because of its bad quality it was deleted and replaced with the much better (but still experimental) file in Zhezhong Yuyan with the text of Women Zhezhong Yuyan. The other four sound files were all telephone- and radio-quality *.wav files and not 'unique', as the same sound files are still being offered in *.mp3 format.

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