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by Phil White
Sat Feb 26, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Google anomalies
Replies: 7
Views: 2359

Google anomalies

A further issue is that Web pages that use frames are made up of a number of separate HTML (or ASP or PHP) pages, each of which may have a "TITLE". Only the title from main frameset actually appears in the title bar of the browser.
by Phil White
Thu Feb 24, 2005 8:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: capitalism
Replies: 9
Views: 3054

capitalism

Russ, That argument goes to the root of the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis, which I've mentioned a few times over the past few months. It's difficult to judge the degree to which the language (or metaphor) we have available to us determines the framework within which we are able to think (and hence our cult...
by Phil White
Thu Feb 24, 2005 9:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: private messages
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

private messages

Like an email, Dale you can't edit it once it's gone. You have an outbox where you can store copies, but they are just that, copies. You have an option in the editing window to save the message to your outbox.
by Phil White
Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: datum, data
Replies: 10
Views: 2020

datum, data

Russ, John was referring to the use of "data" with a singular verb. Technically, it's the plural of "datum", as John points out. There was a time when US usage and UK usage differed slightly, but it appears to me that current usage both in the UK and in the US allows both. I have to say that most of...
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 9:22 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: between
Replies: 9
Views: 1743

between

Unless I'm very mistaken, you in the US often use "1 through 10" to include both numbers. This usage is less common in the UK.
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

another glitch

Hey, I love it! Mozilla highlights and prettifies the source code when you look at it. Points to Firefox!
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: private messages
Replies: 6
Views: 2064

private messages

Next to the "Private Messages" entry in the menu, the number of unread messages is shown in red (xx New). You should have one now.
Please make sure you all clear out your inboxes and outboxes. Ten messages is your limit. That's it. We're not a dating agency.
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glitch in algorithm
Replies: 15
Views: 3253

glitch in algorithm

Also, something not everybody knows, you can open links in new windows by right clicking them and selecting "Open in new browser window" (or similar, depending on your browser. Furthermore, I've just started using Firefox in addition to IE6 and I love the tabbed browsing function (2 or more separate...
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

another glitch

Hans, You missed the idiom. "Tell me about it" (often preceded in the UK by "Yeah,") is one of the magnificent idioms which means the opposite of what it says. Having spent days, if not weeks, looking at the code of the forum to see where to make the changes the team wanted, I don't need anyone to t...
by Phil White
Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

another glitch

Hans Jörg
Sorry, a forum thread definitely isn't a simple piece of HTML.
Tell me about it!
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glitch in algorithm
Replies: 15
Views: 3253

glitch in algorithm

I've discovered that you can sometimes recover it if you use the Back button, which was probably the cause of Dale's duplicate postings earlier this week.
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

another glitch

Yes, I can see that that would cause problems. With Edit -> Select all, you're selecting the entire HTML page including all the table cells etc. Not a wise move. When the forum was set up, the team decided to disable many of the options that the software in theory provides. We all felt that thread s...
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: reversing quotes
Replies: 11
Views: 3303

reversing quotes

Create a new toolbar (View -> Toolbars -> Customize) and drop the macros in there. Nope, I'm not fond of Gates and I think Word is useless for many of the purposes it's put to (and unstable in certain configurations), but it's hugely powerful if people bother to learn it properly. Bob, better late t...
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: another glitch
Replies: 13
Views: 2643

another glitch

How are you attempting to copy a thread? Ken is copying partial threads regularly as he is working his way through the mammoth task of cleaning up the Archives. Perhaps he can explain how he does it when he gets back, although I suspect that he does a lot of post-editing. Why attempt to copy and pas...
by Phil White
Mon Feb 21, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: glitch in algorithm
Replies: 15
Views: 3253

glitch in algorithm

Dale, I've regularly written replies over a period of several hours with the post window open and have never come across this one. If I've written a lot of text and have to take a break to look something up (or work!), I'll often copy the text into the Notepad (has some advantages over Word). If a m...