In preparing to go live, I'm going through the past entries and making sure
that they're consistent with what I'm doing now, and attempting to validate my documents to HTML 4.01
So far it's taken me a few hours to go through December 1999, January
2000 and February 2000 and the
current entries. And in doing so,
I found out a couple of things I didn't know about specifying URLs within the
<A> tag: You have to escape any ampersands in the
News to me, but I suppose if I read the spec carefully enough it would be
apparent, and all the browsers I checked (Lynx, Netscape, Mozilla and
Microsoft IE) all handled it correctly.
So it looks like that I might want to add code that accepts the entries to
make corrections in the HTML code I type in. Maybe even include the code I wrote earlier so I can
still type “ and not “.
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You have my permission to link freely to any entry here. Go
ahead, I won't bite. I promise.
The dates are the permanent links to that day's entries (or
entry, if there is only one entry). The titles are the permanent
links to that entry only. The format for the links are
simple: Start with the base link for this site: https://boston.conman.org/, then add the date you are
interested in, say 2000/08/01,
so that would make the final URL:
You can also specify the entire month by leaving off the day
portion. You can even select an arbitrary portion of time.
You may also note subtle shading of the links and that's
intentional: the “closer” the link is (relative to the
page) the “brighter” it appears. It's an experiment in
using color shading to denote the distance a link is from here. If
you don't notice it, don't worry; it's not all that
It is assumed that every brand name, slogan, corporate name,
symbol, design element, et cetera mentioned in these pages is a
protected and/or trademarked entity, the sole property of its
owner(s), and acknowledgement of this status is implied.