Those of you who use the GENUKI (pronounced Jen nu ky) Yorkshire site
may have noticed some slight changes in the past week or so. Most of
these changes have been due to an upgrade in the html (hyper text
markup language) with which the pages are constructed. However I have
also added various bits which have been "waiting in the wings" until
something came along which necessitated the update of all 16,000
pages. I have now completed this I think and you should now find
that all the GENUKI pages containing "YKS" in the URL (Address) have
a grey background. I set the background so that I could immediately
see if the page had been updated, however unless someone comes up
with a good reason for not doing so, I am going to leave grey as the
background as I find it more restful on my (old) eyes.
To the main point of this message:
I would like to ask you, as you are browsing the GENUKI Yorkshire
pages (assuming you have the time), to check that the background is
grey and also to check that the page passes the W3C check for 4.01
html. To do the check, scroll to the bottom of the page where you
will find the W3C logo, and click on the logo. This will take you to
the W3C validation site and it should come up with "passed". If it
comes up with anything else, please drop me a line giving the URL of
the page which failed (either "Warning" or "Errors"). To return to
the GENUKI site, press "Back". The purpose of the validation is to
ensure that all the pages look the same (or very similar) in all the
browsers (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera etc.). I should add
that if the background is not grey, then the logo will be for 4.0
html and will give warnings. There is a link at the bottom of all
the pages to my error reporting form.
Thank you all in advance.
For those of you with your own web pages you might like to try
submitting your page(s) to the W3C site to check for errors:
If you've not done this before, then you may get heaps of errors
caused by a single tag in the wrong place and fixing it will remove
most of them. You need to know that you have to specify the document
type and the character set you are using. If you need an example,
simply copy the first four lines SOURCE from any of the GENUKI
Yorkshire parish pages, removing any equivalent lines from your own
pages. To get the source lines, in IE choose "View", "Source" - the
page will open in Notepad.
In the village of Blunham in Bedfordshire U.K.
Webmaster for the Genuki Yorkshire pages:
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