ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Mar 16 17:43:45 CDT 2007
On 3/16/07, Andrew Burton <aliensrcooluk at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Ethan Dicks <ethan.dicks at gmail.com> wrote:
> (though I _do_ use a distinction between .htm and .html on my own
> web page - the web server doesn't care, the browsers don't care, but I
> have some scripts that distinguish what do to based on how _I_ have
> named the files. In short, my own search and 'what's new' scripts
> ignore pages named .htm).
> Ahhh, I see.
> I wondered why there are web pages (at Sega's US website) named .jhtml and .xhtml etc. I thought they were special types of html pages, but I guess they can be named anything aslong as they have "htm" or "html" afterwards, or as long as the HTML define tags are included in the page?
Umm... it's not about content - standard web _servers_ look at the
extension and issue a line of text as part of the response to a query
from a web browser that defines the "MIME Type". Their web server
knows what MIME type to issue with .xhtml and .jhtml files. In my
case, .htm and .html are Text/HTML files and are so described. It
only starts to matter when you want to serve a file that's not of a
known type (like when I've put Z-Machine files up for download).
AFAIK, .xhtml and .jhtml are a known file type.
> PS. To try and keep this on topic, is it possible to surf the 'net on say a VAX? I don't expect it to run Flash etc. but basic text and images? Or would memory be a problem?
When you say "VAX", I presume you mean under VMS. Dunno about text
_and_ images, but Lynx should be easy to get working under VMS (it
should be _trivial_ to get working under 4BSD or Ultrix). I don't
have any experience with programming any workstation environments
under VMS - text only for me, whether by serial cable and VT100 or by
network port (DECnet, etc). It's not impossible to do it, even if
your VAX has less than 16meg of physical memory (a VAXstation 2000,
say), but I don't know if anyone has done it yet.
There is a graphical browser for the C-64, IIRC. Surely one could
match that level of performance with a VS2000. ;-)
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