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,
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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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
(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
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
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
(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
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
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:
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
- 1 Cascading Style Sheet: CSS/AllPages.css
- 3 (background) pictures: Graf/Bkgr/FilmL.gif, FilmM.gif and
- 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,
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
- 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
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,
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:
on 64.01.1, containing the Notes of the Metric Months from 64 aSWW
on 64.01.1, with a perpetual New Year card in This Language
on 64.01.1, with a perpetual New Year card in Deze Taal
on 64.01.1, with a perpetual New Year card in Zhezhong Yuyan
- 3GuestBk.HTM on 64.01.7, a special page
for 'visitors' voices' in public, what used to be a g:u:e:s:t:b:o:o:k
(without the colons)
on 64.03.1, a new experimental sound file with the text of the language
Women Zhezhong Yuyan
on 64.08.3, the seventh separate document for one of the letters of the
Spelling and Stress Dictionary
on 64.12.1, with the short story entitled "Hoisting the Holy Catena",
'fictional legend' so far
- AddNRev/64ASWW.HTM on 64.12.7, the Additions and Revisions page you
are reading at the moment
The source code of the new Visitors' Voices document displays the page
in a (parent) window differently from the
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
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.