TRINPsite, 56.04.7 - 57.08.5  >=<  AddNRev/56ASWW.HTM 


In Southern Late Lent

On 56.52.7 TRINPsite comprises 593 public files, of which approximately 476 different or 'unique' ones: 95 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 14 *.html, 238 *.HTM, 24 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 66 picture files and 28 sound files.

In the course of this month the whole of chapter 5 of the Book of Fundamentals, Life and Nonlife, became available by means of site-internal links after the addition of the second and third divisions: The Lives of Ecosystems and Nonpersonal Living Beings and Causing, Risking or Allowing the Death of Others. Other additions from the Model of Neutral-Inclusivity were the first two sections of the third division, Other Predicates from a Catenical Perspective, of the second chapter of the Book of Instruments: Nondeterminative predicates and Catenality and noncatenality. The latter section is especially important because of the concept of the 'happiness-catenal' used throughout the Model.

Two old basic files, Short notes and Potential conflicts between duties, underwent the change from a nongraphic *Txt.htm to a graphic *.HTM file. Similarly, the old nodal file The DNI, the Adherent and Conflicting Duties was converted from an *.html text file to a graphic *.htm file.

Because of a sudden rise in popularity at the end of the year, the appearance of the New Year card was enhanced. Strictly speaking, no change was needed at all, not even a change in the number of the year, as it is a perpetual card, good for all years to come. But some colors were improved and a new picture background (StarSky.gif) provided of a starry sky. It is against this starry background that the Earth moves, and it is on this Earth that environment-unfriendly and exclusivistic calendars should be replaced with the environmentally and ethnically inclusive Metric Calendar.

In Southern Mid-Lent

On 56.48.7 TRINPsite comprises 583 public files, of which approximately 466 different or 'unique' ones: 94 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 15 *.html, 227 *.HTM, 26 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 65 picture files and 28 sound files.

This month one new division was added from the Book of Fundamentals (division 1 of chapter 5), containing three new sections, that is, basic MNI files, together: The meanings of life and death, The so-called 'intrinsic value' or 'sanctity of life', The right to live on the immutable norms. The new nodal file for this division was not added yet, while an old nodal file, The neutral-inclusive movement, underwent the change from a nongraphic *.html to a graphic *.htm file.

The list of Model MP3 files at the end of the sound files document was extended again, now with two new recordings: one of the first paragraph of A synopsis in The Doctrine of Neutral-Inclusivity and one of the seventh and last paragraph of Organizations and members in Building on the anabasis. The latter recording is unique in that it is a bilingual one, read both in This Language and in Deze Taal (to be pronounced approximately as |DEI.z.a TAHL|, when following the transcription introduced in the Vocabulary of Alliteration). At the moment it is impossible, for practical reasons, to use more than one language in TRINPsite, but an exception was made here, because the text of this paragraph is precisely about the right of every speech community to 'sovranty' or 'sovereignty' in speaking and in writing.

Besides the two new Model sound files, the poem Hail, Critters of Hate, a poem 'in H major', was recorded for the first time. Of the same original recording a telephone-quality wave file and a CD-quality MP3 file have been provided. They can be accessed from the document with the poem itself or from the general sound files document. The visual appearance of the poem To Ananda has been improved with a picture of a nanacatena which is repeated on the background.

A completely new item is an interactive crossword puzzle. Together with the three-dimensional TRINP cube, which is also interactive, it has been put in a new, special branch for 'Games 'n' Graphics'. (Not only the location, but also the extension of the TRINP cube document was changed, namely, from the nodal *.htm to the basic *.HTM.) Of course, just as TRINPsite does not host art for art's sake (or language for the sake of language), so it will not host games for the sake of games. But it should be obvious that the TRINP cube and the crossword as well very clearly fit into the general theme of this Internet site!

In Southern Early Lent

On 56.44.7 TRINPsite comprises 574 public files, of which approximately 458 different or 'unique' ones: 94 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 16 *.html, 222 *.HTM, 26 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 25 sound files.

This month, chapter 3 (The Norm of Neutrality) of the Book of Fundamentals was completed, when the last two divisions, containig five sections together, were added: Forms of catenated equality, The traditional principle of equality, The norm of interpersonal equality, Marks of honor exism and The norm of nanhonore. (The nodal files for these divisions were not added yet.) Again, one basic MNI file was converted from a text file with the extension *Txt.htm to a graphic *.HTM file with floating menus: Some initial philosophizing on what comes first. And again, one nodal MNI file, The DNI, the state and political ideologies, was changed from an *.html to an *.htm file.

The new series of Model MP3 files at the end of the sound files document was extended with a recording of the Prefatory Notes and the Epilogue, bringing the total to nine Model text recordings. In addition, the poem Saxifrax was recorded as a song, and also this MP3 file was put on the Internet among the spoken versions of the same poem.

In Southern Equinoctial

On 56.40.7 TRINPsite comprises 563 public files, of which approximately 450 different or 'unique' ones: 93 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 17 *.html, 216 *.HTM, 27 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 22 sound files.

This month one new division was added from the Book of Fundamentals (division 4 of chapter 3), containing four new sections, that is, basic MNI files, together: The situation of a happiness-catenal, The norm of well-being, Happiness as value or unhappiness as disvalue, The principle of beneficence. (The nodal file for this division was not added yet.) One basic MNI file was converted from a text file with the extension *Txt.htm to a graphic *.HTM file with floating menus: As to the supreme and the nanaic. One nodal MNI file, The DNI, the state and religious ideologies, underwent the same change, in this case from an *.html to an *.htm file.

A new feature in TRINPsite, as far as known not to be found anywhere else on the Internet, is the automatic random-viewing facility. This feature enables the visitor to see the TRINPsite documents at random in a newly opened window and without leaving the browser. Of course, it is not meant to replace browsing on the basis of document content, but it gives the visitor a good overall impression of what TRINPsite has to offer, without even having to touch the keyboard or mouse! It was relatively easy to introduce random viewing, because of the existence of a 'meta-file' which had already direct links to all text files: the lists of TRINPsite files. The links to these text files are put in an array by the browser, and can be invoked in JavaScript. It was much more difficult to make the script program run properly, because the user must be able to turn the program off at any time, or to pause to read some information, for instance. This information, and a STOP button, is provided in a separate file called "FileRndV.htm". The first time a copy is shown which is slightly different and which does not use JavaScript: FileRndI.htm. These two files are given the *.htm extension, because they are really part of, and only work with, FileList.htm, the source file in the opener window.

That is, ... if it works, for the system and browser (version) must be able to immediately detect the closure of the newly opened window. As the user must have the option to stop the program by closing the special window, or as 'e may do so anyhow in certain cases, this technical requirement must be met. If it is met, however, it will even be possible to surf during the random presentation, while the 1 minute given to each document is not yet over. This cannot be considered a normal and safe use of the automatic random-viewing feature tho, and should only be done with caution, since the computer browser or system may not be able to cope with JavaScript in one file which is used to open and govern a new window in which a file is loaded probably using JavaScript as well and a link is laid to another file probably again using its own JavaScript, and so forth and so on.

Another novel development does not so much concern the eyes, but rather the ears. Seven CD-quality *.mp3 files have been added this month with paragraphs from the several books of the Model of Neutral-Inclusivity. This is the beginning of a new series of Model sound files. At the end of the sound files document you will find a special list of texts from the Model which you can now both read and listen to, in addition to the prose poems and accompanying texts which were already available.

In Southern Mid-Yule

On 56.36.7 TRINPsite comprises 550 public files, of which approximately 438 different or 'unique' ones: 91 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 18 *.html, 211 *.HTM, 28 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

Three new divisions were added this month, one from the Book of Instruments (division 3 of chapter 7) and two from the Book of Fundamentals (divisions 2 and 3 of chapter 3), containing ten new sections, that is, basic files, together: Sieving the Values of the A- and C-Horizons (I73), Misassociations and Nonneutralist Attitudes (F32) and On Neutral Terms (F33). The nodal files for these divisions were not added yet, and therefore the above links are to the respective places in the MNI Table of Contents. In connection with these new additions the list of Model terms was adjusted.

Until the beginning of this month paragraphs in Model sections were, like in all documents, always numbered 1, 2, 3, ... and later N1, N2, N3, ... consecutively. (That is, after the name tags were first introduced.) Within the MNI branch of the TRINPsite tree of files there was little against such a numbering. However, with these numbers it will be more difficult to put the section documents of one chapter, book or even the whole Model together in one file in the future and to make the intra-Model links work. Therefore, starting with F321 a new system of numbering paragraphs has been decided upon. The paragraph code will not only show its position within one section, but its position within the total Model. Thus, the code of the first paragraph in F321 is now not N1 but F3211. The code of the second paragraph is F3212, etc.. Obviously, I will represent paragraphs from the Book of Instruments and S those of the Book of Symbols. (Note that this is not to argue that the links in the new section documents will work when sections belonging to different divisions are put together in one file -- more is required for that.)

For the same reason a similar change in codes was made in the numbering of the paragraphs of the stave files of the Vocabulary of Alliteration, starting with the sounds DH and D of which the files were updated this month. Within the same poetry branch The Loaf-Guards was converted from a text file with the extension *Txt.htm to a graphic *.HTM file with floating menus.

In Southern Early Yule

On 56.32.7 TRINPsite comprises 540 public files, of which approximately 428 different or 'unique' ones: 91 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 18 *.html, 200 *.HTM, 29 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

This month saw the completion of Internet access to chapter 6 (Paradigms of Disciplinary Thought) of the Book of Instruments by the addition of the last four sections: The role of normative supremeness, Science as a social phenomenon, The analogy [between science and denominationalism] and With certain qualifications.

Three basic MNI files were converted from text files with the extension *Txt.htm to graphic *.HTM files with floating menus: Discriminational relevancy by analogy with truth, In conversations and information and Organizations and members.

Two nodal MNI files were converted from text files with the extension *.html to graphic *.htm files with floating menus: Elements of Normative Philosophy and Property.

In Equatorial Month

On 56.28.7 TRINPsite comprises 536 public files, of which approximately 424 different or 'unique' ones: 89 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 20 *.html, 193 *.HTM, 32 *Txt.htm, 6 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files. On 56.25.3 a link tester counted 388 web pages and 8,355 links, all of them site-internal.

This month saw the addition of the first four sections of chapter 6 (Paradigms of Disciplinary Thought) of the Book of Instruments: [The] principles [of disciplinary thought], Four departments: science and ideology, Four departments: philosophy and art and Religion.

Six basic MNI files were converted from text files with the extension *Txt.htm to graphic *.HTM files with floating menus: Objective or subjective?, The freedom not to support polarity or exclusivity, Freedom versus other values, Property: extrinsic and intrinsic, From religion-based to religious exclusivism and Freedom of religion and religionism.

Three nodal MNI files were converted from text files with the extension *.html to graphic *.htm files with floating menus: Relevancy, Property as a Right of Personhood and The Supreme and the Nanaic. A special style sheet for nodal MNI files (MNINodal.css) was added to the CSS directory.

In Northern Late Lent

On 56.24.7 TRINPsite comprises 531 public files, of which approximately 419 different or 'unique' ones: 86 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 23 *.html, 183 *.HTM, 38 *Txt.htm, 5 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

The addition of the last four sections complete the possibility of public access to division 1 (How to Survey a Morass of Irrelevance) of chapter 2 (The Manifestations of Exclusivism) of the Book of Fundamentals: Dimensional manifestations, Componential manifestations, Operational manifestations and The gravity of the distinction.

When TRINPsite was moved to its new and main TRINP address at on 54.33.6, the old IN address at was kept as a subsidiary address. It fulfilled several functions:

  1. The Vocabulary of Alliteration and a number of large sound files were kept there, because the new TRINP home was too small to fit the whole site (at the time it allowed for only 15 MB)
  2. Many new visitors entered (and still enter) TRINPsite via the main page of the Vocabulary, that is, via the main page at the old address. As it would be a pity, if not a shame, to risk losing these visitors, of whom a considerable part would/might later 'surf on' to the rest of the site, the Vocabulary was kept at the old address
  3. Visitors who continued to enter TRINPsite via another page at the old address were automatically referred and linked to the new address of that page, so that they would not get lost.

Meanwhile, conditions have changed:

  1. At the moment there is enough room (50 MB) for all TRINPsite pages and sound files and the whole Vocabulary of Alliteration
  2. While the number of visitors at the new address had to be built up from square one again, the TRINP statistics have now begun to surpass the IN statistics. The addition of a copy of the whole Vocabulary to the TRINP address will only be an extra boost for this address.

To come to the point: TRINPsite is now confined to one address, the address with its domain name, the old address with the log-in name in being abandoned on 56.23.7. Most preparations for this move were already started in Mid-Lent.

In Northern Mid-Lent

On 56.20.7 TRINPsite comprises 527 public files, of which approximately 415 different or 'unique' ones: 86 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 23 *.html, 179 *.HTM, 38 *Txt.htm, 5 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

This month a special style sheet file for nodal files other than MNI files was created: GenNodal.css in the CSS directory. The two JavaScript files Element1.js and Element2.js were deleted, because their function has been taken over by the file BodyFnct.js, which combines several functions and can be used on any level of the TRINPsite tree of files.

The addition of the seven sections of division 4 (Universal Ideals and Omnifarious Failures) completed the first chapter of the Book of Fundamentals (The Norm of Inclusivity), that is, made it accessible for everyone on the Internet: Just a few examples [of universal ideals and omnifarious failures], Peace instead of war, Democracy instead of dictatorship, Equality instead of discrimination, Tolerance instead of intolerance, Being free instead of being unfree and "... and at long last they realized how to proceed".

Immediately after its creation the highly alliterative poem Hail, Critters of Hate was added to the list of annotated non-computer-generated poems on TRINPsite.

Finally, this month witnessed the total separation of the old address ( from the new address ( In the course of Northern Mid-Lent all links from the new to the old address were severed (but not the other way around). This makes it possible to abandon the old address altogether without infringing on the policy that TRINPsite does not have and will not have any external links. The most important item left at the old address was and is the Vocabulary of Alliteration, and to keep it as part of TRINPsite (as well) it has been duplicated at the new mirror address, or in relative terms from here: ../Poet/VocAll.htm. This means that from now on the same dictionary can be found at two different locations.

In Northern Equinoctial

On 56.16.7 TRINPsite comprises 520 public files, of which approximately 407 different or 'unique' ones: 86 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 23 *.html, 171 *.HTM, 38 *Txt.htm, 4 style sheets, 6 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

This month the six sections of divisions 2 (Discrimination and Attitudinal Consistency) and 3 (Two Principal Attitudes) of the first chapter (The Norm of Inclusivity) of the Book of Fundamentals were added to TRINPsite: Condemnatory meanings of discrimination, Distinguishing nonrelevant distinctions, The clustering of attitudes and practises, Inclusivity as a criterion of attitudinal consistence, The exclusive and the inclusive attitudes and Can feelings about mixed scriptures be steady?.

Three old files were converted from a plain-text to a graphic format. They make up division 6.2 (The DNI, the State and Political Ideologies) of the Book of Fundamentals: Truth, nondiscrimination and the state, Monarchism an Politico-ideological exclusivism.

TRINPsite's hypertext pages have always had direct links to the top of the TRINPsite tree and to intermediate levels between that top and the page visited. However, these structural links were to be found at the top and at the bottom of the page only. When scrolling a page larger than the height of the screen from top to bottom, a part of these links or all of them 'disappeared' as it were. One way to get around this phenomenon is to use frames and to divide the screen in two or more parts, as can be done with the multiple viewing options in the main index page, the main document and in the main page of the Vocabulary of Alliteration. One of these frames can contain a static list of links or a 'menu'. But the main, active frame will have less room for reading and this reading will require more scrolling, in the worst case even horizontally, dependent, of course, on the resolution used. It is to bypass these disadvantages that so-called 'floating menus' have been introduced, one menu with the main links on the far left and one with a selection of links on the far right. These floating menu boxes remain present, wherever the reader or browser finds 'erself on the page, unless 'e decides to turn them, or one of them, off, because 'e does not feel the need for them, or because they or one of the two disturbs 'im. Also the latter thing will depend on the resolution, because for screens of 800 pixels or wider the menus will not or hardly cover the central text page, which has a standard width of 600 pixels in TRINPsite, regardless of the screen resolution.

The quite sudden introduction of floating box menus proves once again how important it is to keep the design of HTML pages flexible, to account for unforeseen future developments as much as possible. It explains for a large part why the following changes have been made in the MNI basic format (as used in, for example, the new files above) and in other standardized *.HTM and *.htm documents:

  1. the references to the external StatWind and ShowPics JavaScript files have been replaced by one reference to one 'body functions' file, called "BodyFnct.js". This new file does not only contain the old functions but also the functions needed for floating boxes. Moreover, it allows for a much greater flexibility in the future
  2. functions like InsLoad(S) (that is, loading inside the body statement) and OutsLoad(S) (loading outside the body statement) have been created and made part of the body statement and the JavaScript script immediately following in order to be able to make an active use of that flexibility, now or in the future. Changes in the menu(s), for instance, can be made in the external JavaScript file at a central place instead of in tens or hundreds of basic and nodal documents
  3. the same applies to the use of external CSS files. The general part of the contents of the original CSS file for basic MNI documents (MNIBasic.css) was moved to a new CSS file which is to serve as external file for all pages: AllPages.css. Moreover, a file called "GenBasic.css" was added for the CSS definitions of those basic text documents which do not belong to the Model
  4. from 56.13.5 on each standard file will get a 'version date' called "VersDateS". This string value is given to the argument of the body functions and of the write functions, such as, Write_PostPage(S). The primary use of these arguments is to make it possible to do different things for different (types of) pages with the same function. Write_BotPart(A), for instance, will then give another page bottom than Write_BotPart(B). For the moment, however, the string will only be used to let the function 'know' the version date, so that pages which were created before that date and that make use of the same external JavaScript file (and the functions contained therein) will not end up in a mess and/or yield error messages. Write_PostPage("56135"), for instance, makes it possible to introduce floating menus without distorting the older files (from before 56.13.5) which make use of the same functions. Altho they will not be showing any menu, because they did not have the appropriate 'onload' phrase in their body statement, they will not change for the worse either: they will just remain the same
  5. the Write_PrePage(S) and Write_PostPage(S) scripts have been moved outside the scope of the general page centering statement, while the Write_TopPart(S) and Write_BotPart(S) functions will remain within that scope. In this way the former two functions can be used to create elements on the left and on the right of the screen, especially for a resolution or width of more than 640 pixels. A menu box on the left and/or the right of the (undivided) screen is an example of this
  6. the menu boxes make use of BodyFnct.js, PostPage.js and AllPages.css. The introduction of this dynamic feature is a matter of JavaScript work with respect to its structure and a matter of CSS work with respect to its presentation (but the boundary between the two is not sharp)
  7. in order to conform with XHTML syntax all HTML code in capitals has been or will be replaced by small letters, while attribute values have been or will be placed between quotes. Thus, 'onLoad' will be 'onload' and 'width=600' will be 'width="600"' from this month on. For the same reason HTML tags which do not have a closing tag are now to be terminated by means of a closing forward slash in the tag itself. The upshot of all these changes is that the code of the new standard pages complies with the specifications for transitional Dynamic HTML.

In Northern Late Yule

On 56.12.7 TRINPsite comprises 511 public files, of which approximately 398 different or 'unique' ones: 86 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 23 *.html, 162 *.HTM, 41 *Txt.htm, 2 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

This month division 5 (Nonconsequentialist Theories) of the seventh chapter (Elements of Normative Philosophy) of the Book of Instruments was added to the Internet Model, consisting of three sections or basic text files: Deontology's duties and dilemmas, Rule-deontology and Both consequentialistic and deontological, or neither.

Making a new section of the Model accessible to the general public on the Internet requires more preparation than getting the right MNI basic format and the right text. It also requires that all relevant nodal files be connected to this new basic file in order to be able to get there in the TRINPsite tree of files. Some of these nodal files may even have to be newly created or to be extended to make this possible. Furthermore, within the new document itself hypertext links will have to be provided to other parts of the Model itself or to one of the Value documents, everywhere where there is an explicit reference to another part of the Model or where a certain knowledge, especially of the preceding sections, is implicitly taken for granted. This should partially explain why a large part of the Model is not yet available on the Internet in the way it ought (and is going) to be available.

However, those who want to read a particular section of the Book of Instruments or of Chapter 1 of the Book of Fundamentals to which there is no link from the TRINPsite tree of files yet, can now do so by accessing the basic file in question directly. This can be done by entering the whole address of this file or by going to the directory in which it is to be found. For example, if you want to read the second section of the third division of the seventh chapter of the Book of Fundamentals before it is 'officially' made part of TRINPsite you can either use the address followed by MNI/BoI/7/3/BoF732.HTM or go to the directory MNI/BoI/7/3 and select file BoI732.HTM there. After a temporary file such as 'BoI732.HTM' has been corrected and updated, however, it will get its permanent standard name '2.HTM', or in full: 'MNI/BoI/7/3/2.HTM'.

In Northern Mid-Yule

On 56.08.7 TRINPsite comprises 508 public files, of which approximately 395 different or 'unique' ones: 86 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 23 *.html, 159 *.HTM, 41 *Txt.htm, 2 style sheets, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

This month division 4 (Consequentialist Theories) of the seventh chapter (Elements of Normative Philosophy) of the Book of Instruments was added to the Internet Model, consisting of two sections or basic text files: [Consequentialist theories] in general; utilitarianism in particular and Decision-theoretical consequentialism.

A special directory was created for Cascading Style Sheet or CSS files. The first two external style sheet documents are MNIBasic.css for basic MNI files and VoAStave.css for the stave files of the Vocabulary of Alliteration. These documents are 'external' in that the style sheet definitions are not part of the text files themselves. Altho the basic MNI and stave files which make use of these style sheets are not found on the same levels they are all found on the lowest level of the branch of the TRINPsite tree concerned. Besides the obvious advantages of the use of style sheets --with a separate CSS document at top level, so that in future all additions and changes can be made at one point at the top-- their introduction makes it easier to comply with HTML validation rules. At the same time, however, style sheets will not be used extensively at this moment, because there are still many browsers in use without the CSS facility, and the pages should look (almost) exactly the same there. This means that the documents will be transitional HTML 4.0 versions for the time being: 'transitional' in that they contain both the old HTML definitions and the new CSS definitions.

It was about time to pay some special attention to HTML validation, that is, to making HTML files 'valid' regardless of the browser(s) used. There was the occasional real error, but most so-called "errors" were 'font' questions. Font tags have always been used with a span beyond paragraphs, and sometimes even tables. This is very economical, and never caused problems in the Internet Explorer and Netscape versions regularly checked. But strictly speaking, a font can only be used within a paragraph and within the cell of a table. If not, then an error message appears of the following type: 'possible cause an inline element containing a block-level element', the inline element being <font> and the block-level element being <p> or <table>. As far as HTML is concerned this means that the font definition has to be repeated for every single paragraph. (But who ever thought of a text in which the font changes for every paragraph?)

This month also saw the introduction of more JavaScript scripts with which to create or revise parts of a document at a central point. In this way tens or hundreds of documents can be added to or changed at one go. Just as in the case of CSS, now not only with regard to presentation, but indeed with regard to the content itself! For this purpose files are going to be divided in six parts: PrePage (empty by default), TopPart (empty, because at present written in each document itself), the framed Cen[ter]Part (with the main text body), FramSub (already introduced before), BotPart (like TopPart at present still written in each separate document) and PostPage (empty by default). One may wonder what sense it makes to order the browser to write nothing, but the crux is, of course, that text or pictures or whatever can be added at the top, at the bottom or elsewhere without having to change the basic files themselves. It is only one JavaScript file in the top JS directory which has to be manipulated. Moreover, items can easily be added temporarily instead of permanently.

The new basic MNI file format, as in MNI/BoI/1/1/1.HTM, is now completely validated, with two exceptions. First it is against HTML rules to use table backgrounds. These backgrounds have been transferred to the CSS facility, but, again, for the moment one cannot fully depend on that facility. Some table backgrounds do show in Netscape with HTML but not with CSS. And as these particular backgrounds are important for the appearance of the page they have been left in, even tho the validator reports an 'error'. The second kind of 'error' which has been left in knowingly is the use of the <nobr> tag. This tag is very useful to prevent text from being broken off in an unwanted way. For example, if it is desirable to keep 'neutral-inclusivity' as one word in a title, instead of 'neutral-' on the one line and 'inclusivity' on the next, then this tag will do the work. It is especially useful in the Vocabulary of Alliteration, where an entry as FILE(S) may appear as FILE on the one line and (S) on the next, if not taking any measures.(For the HTML-validated stave format see the first letter in the collection of staves that rotates.)

'Officially' anchor names are always to start with a letter (A-Z or a-z). So, paragraphs should not be called "1", "2", "3", etc. anymore, and they will now be called "N1", "N2", "N3", etc. with the N for 'Number'. Besides, the <a name="N1"> tag is an HTML feature. In CSS each paragraph can be given its own identity with 'id', so that the first paragraph is now defined as <p id="N1">. The font for all paragraphs called 'p' (by default) is defined in the external CSS file, needs to be defined only once and is the same for all paragraphs, unless otherwise defined. So the font definition does not have to be repeated for every paragraph as in HTML. In the transitional period during which "1", "2", "3" labels will be replaced with "N1", "N2", "N3" (etc) labels, links to specific paragraphs within documents may not always work. Internet Explorer will, then, stop at the beginning of the document, Netscape at the end.

In Northern Early Yule

On 56.04.7 TRINPsite comprises 507 public files, of which approximately 391 different or 'unique' ones: 86 *.htm (not *Txt.htm), 23 *.html, 157 *.HTM, 41 *Txt.htm, 5 JavaScript files, 64 picture files and 15 sound files.

On the occasion of the start of the Metric New Year, immediately after the Northern winter solstice, a New Year('s) card was made available for people visiting TRINPsite during the first three weeks of the year. Altho it is a card specially for the year 56 on the surface, it is actually an electronic card that will be good for all New Years to come, a 'perpetual New Year card' so to say. This does not preclude the possibility that the design will be changed in the future, but it is not absolutely necessary to do so.

This month three new sections, that is, basic text files were added to the Model of Neutral-Inclusivity, so that the second division of the Book of Instruments is now complete. The nodal file of this division, The Choice of Ontological Instrument, was included too. As always, the section files can be accessed as a group from that division file or from the total Contents of the Model.

Last month a special directory was created for JavaScript files, with JS/StatWind.js showing the Metric date in the status window. For the information of the TRINPsite visitor a special document, Info/StatWind.HTM, was added explaining how easy it is for any website builder to put the Metric date in 'er status window.

Two new *.js files were added. JS/FramSub.js writes down the data immediately below the general text frame in all graphic text files everywhere. This part of the hundreds of TRINPsite documents can now be changed or adjusted or extended or otherwise managed from one central point in the TRINPsite tree of files. (It concerns the simplest part, with no document-dependent variables and only one link, to the Stichting DNI Foundation, which is the same for all documents). The second JavaScript file added was JS/NoteMM.js. This file produces the Note of the Metric Month in the TRINPsite Main Document. It does not only contain the present 'note', but it can also contain the notes for one or more months to come without them being visible for the viewer or even in the source code. (After all notes for future months should remain a surprise of some sort.)

As the three pictures in Graf/Ad/Time (Ini..., Arr... and NewTopC6.gif) were replaced by copies from Graf/Ad (Ini..., Arr... and NewTopC1.gif), the number of unique picture files diminished. The 'new' copies link to the special StatWind document mentioned above.

Finally, the present *.HTM file for the 56th year after the end of the Second World War is new as well.



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