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Saturday, July 22, 2006

any questions, any answers ???

MattSpew asked:
Do they have acutal control over, so called, standards or just the power to make a recommendation??

My response:
They don’t enforce any of their recommendations at all the reason for the organization is to improve the internet/web for all users.

Nelson asked:
if i were to put the W3C validated logo on my site with out checking to see if it can be validated, what are the consequences?

My response:
Since the using of the logo isn’t enforced and the fact that clicking on it will show there are errors on the page the only real penalty is that you look stupid for not having checked your site for validation.

Sharon asked :
Why have a site that validates web pages when some of the biggest web sites don't even validate eg. Yahoo?

My response:
The reason you validate your site is to show you have taken the time to make sure it is usable by the majority of web users. Larger site must feel that the percentage of lost hits is worth not validating their sites. From my previous responses these are not hard and fast rules and are not enforced by law.

Ben asked:
I have never heard of W3C before this year, why cant I see the W3C link at major websites, such as microsoft?

My response:
To be truthful I hadn’t heard of the W3C till last year. My answer to your question would be just regurgitating the answer I gave to Sharon previously.

any questions, any answers ???

MattSpew asked:
Do they have acutal control over, so called, standards or just the power to make a recommendation??

My response:
They don’t enforce any of their recommendations at all the reason for the organization is to improve the internet/web for all users.

Nelson asked:
if i were to put the W3C validated logo on my site with out checking to see if it can be validated, what are the consequences?

My response:
Since the using of the logo isn’t enforced and the fact that clicking on it will show there are errors on the page the only real penalty is that you look stupid for not having checked your site for validation.

Sharon asked :
Why have a site that validates web pages when some of the biggest web sites don't even validate eg. Yahoo?

My response:
The reason you validate your site is to show you have taken the time to make sure it is usable by the majority of web users. Larger site must feel that the percentage of lost hits is worth not validating their sites. From my previous responses these are not hard and fast rules and are not enforced by law.

Ben asked:
I have never heard of W3C before this year, why cant I see the W3C link at major websites, such as microsoft?

My response:
To be truthful I hadn’t heard of the W3C till last year. My answer to your question would be just regurgitating the answer I gave to Sharon previously.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Flowchart for lawnmower


mowing pseudocode


  1. Start

  2. is mower electric

  3. if yes

    1. plug lead in powerpoint

    2. turn on power

    3. turn on mower


  4. Else

    1. Turn on fuel

    2. Prime fuel

    3. Pull starter cord


  5. Mow lawn

  6. End

Saturday, April 01, 2006

ruler of men said...

What is MIT ? you refer to it in your blog.

MIT is the Massachusetts Institue of Technology.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

W3C

W3C is an abbeviation of "The World Wide Web Consortium". It was founded October 1994 to lead the world wide web to its full potential.The inventor/director is Tim Berners-Lee. It is an open forum for information and discussion .

W3C developes web standards and guidelines. there have been more than 90 standards developed by W3C.it engages in education and outreach, developes software its objective is to ensure that fundamental web technologies must be compatible with one another and to allow any hardware and software used to access the Web to work together. W3C refers to this goal as "Web interoperability" By publishing open (non-proprietary) standards for Web languages and protocols, W3C seeks to avoid market fragmentation and thus Web fragmentation.

Organizations located all over the world and involved in many different fields join W3C to participate in a vendor-neutral forum for the creation of Web standards. W3C Members and a dedicated full-time staff of technical experts have earned W3C international recognition for its contributions to the Web. W3C Members (sample testimonials), staff, and Invited Experts work together to design technologies to ensure that the Web will continue to thrive in the future, accommodating the growing diversity of people, hardware, and software.

W3C's global initiatives also include nurturing liaisons with national, regional and international organizations around the globe. These contacts help W3C maintain a culture of global participation in the development of the World Wide Web. W3C coordinates particularly closely with other organizations that are developing standards for the Web or Internet in order to enable clear progress. The document Worldwide Participation in the World Wide Web Consortium summarizes W3C efforts in broading our international impact.
MIT
W3C operations are supported by a combination of Member dues, research grants, and other sources of public and private funding. W3C operations are jointly administered by the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) in the USA, the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) headquartered in France and Keio University in Japan. W3C also has World Offices in fifteen regions around the world. The W3C Offices work with their regional Web communities to promote W3C technologies in local languages, broaden W3C's geographical base, and encourage international participation in W3C Activities.

This set of pages also available as a single HTML page for printing; a printable brochure entitled W3C At a Glance(in PDF) is also available.

W3C is chiefly used by students and web developers/designers to validate web pages. Upon validation of these web the user is then entitled to place an logo (pictured below is the logo for XHTML 1.0).




W3C10 logo: Mark Simonson Studio

Bibliography

http://www.w3.org/Consortium/

Sunday, February 26, 2006

View my page

To view my page go to http://www.bathurst-tafe.nsw.edu.au/~cnimmo/ or if you are inside the the firewall http://192.168.201.2/~cnimmo/

Monday, February 20, 2006

After completing the task of uploading files to the server I have the following remarks about the two programs I downloaded.

Since I couldn’t get FTP Voyager to even let me in without a licence I can’t really comment on it.

I did however find SmartFTP to be quite good it is able to have more than one connection at a time so I was able to flip back and forth between both of the sites. Although I had some initial teething problems with SmartFTP after visiting the Support section on the web page I had little problem connecting to the server or to upload and download files from it. It was also quite straight forward to create folders and set permissions for files and folders alike.

CuteFTP is Shareware with a 30 day trial then it costs $39.99 to buy. It looks pretty straight forward. It is available at http://www.cuteftp.com/downloads/index.asp

WS_FTP is also shareware it costs $39.95 also looks pretty straight forward. You can get it from http://www.download.com/WS-FTP-Home/3000-2160_4-10404472.html

FTP Voyager shareware with 30 day trial standard is $39.95 with 1 year support but for 2 years support its $49.95 I wasn’t too impressed with this program it was one of the two I downloaded. It wouldn’t let me set it up without a licence number I think I’d give it a miss. This program is available from http://www.ftpvoyager.com/ if you really want to bother.

SmartFTP with the exception of non-commercial and educational it costs $36.95 for a copy this was the second of the two programs I downloaded. I got it from http://www.smartftp.com/ . Once I got past how to use it was quite helpful.

FTPExplorer is shareware but free for educational purposes the cost is $49.86 for a copy so I guess it falls under the banner of shareware. Available from http://www.ftpx.com/

CoffeeCup Free FTP is freeware maybe I should have checked it out first. Seems there was a mention of advertising within the program for other CoffeeCup products. You can download it from http://www.download.com/CoffeeCup-Free-FTP/3000-2160_4-10032404.html

FTPCommander this would appear to be freeware with couple of big brothers that have a dollar value attached after a shareware period. You can get the free one from http://www.download3k.com/FTP-Commander/Download-Free-ftpcommander.exe.html

Filezilla it seems that this program is free with a licence of GPL or GNU public licence for what it says the program isn’t free but you get the source code and binaries for free. I also read something about line commands might give this a miss as well. You can get it from http://www.tucows.com/preview/209262

Sunday, February 12, 2006

So the course begins in the exciting web design class.