There is no authoritative list of any set of information on the
Web. The links presented in these pages represent links to only a few
categories of things on the Internet -- those that I am interested in.
It is still a tiny fraction of the vast number of things available on
the Internet in merely these categories. If you have any suggestions
for additions to these pages, please send me e-mail. It is not possible
for one person to keep track of information on all of the different
sites spread throughout the world, even in any specific area of
information, such as Weather (and it is quite hard in a small subset of
that, such as satellite images.) There are
some very good lists of links that cover small topics, but large lists
of links, such as Yahoo or Galaxy can only provide
pointers to a few of the best sites, or a few of the best lists.
My pages comply with the the HTML and CSS standards. Many of my
pages, including this one, use the W3C Core Styles. They
have been validated by the W3C's HTML Validator or
by the Web Design Group's HTML Validator.
I support the Best Viewed With Any
Browser campaign because the purpose of the web was to allow more
people to have access to information, not to be able to see that there
is information that they can't access. I use Cascading Style Sheets
because they allow the author to describe design preferences (which can
be overridden by the user) while keeping a page device-independent.
Device independence and more user control are badly needed on the web.
I support the Web Standards
Project because it is very important for browsers to support the
standards as written, so those making web pages don't have to worry
about which tags will display correctly and which tags will crash which
browsers, etc. For example, when I added ACRONYM and ABBR elements to
this page to indicate acronyms and abbreviations (helpful to users with
disabilities or those who don't know what the acronyms are), the page
crashed Netscape Navigator, so I had to remove those elements.
P.S. Is your software 2038
January 18 compliant? This may be more serious than 2000 January
1, since C stores times as seconds since 1970 January 1. This number
will reach 2 to the 31st on Monday, 2038 January 18, after which it
will roll back to 1901 December (12th?).
have made me somewhat concerned about Microsoft's attempts to destroy some
very good programs and get them replaced with stuff that isn't as good. It's
clear that they wouldn't need such advanced strategy if their products were
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