Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 33, No. 740. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org  From: Francois Lachance
Subject: Heads and Links (74)  From: David Hoover Subject: Checking Apocalyptic Sources (37) -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-04-08 00:05:54+00:00 From: Francois Lachance Subject: Heads and Links Willard, As I mentioned off list, I am back to hand coding HTML and using the W3C validator. Debugging code is great way to learn along with hand coding -- makes one pay attention to detail which I find very soothing. I have a question about quoting code in postings to Humanist since you mentioned that the software supporting the discussion list and its archives chokes on angled brackets. So this is a bit of a test in posting pseudo code. The Validator seemed to have forgiven my missing opening [head] tag. It sent back no errors for the document housed at http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/cookbook.html [!DOCTYPE html] [html lang="en] [!-- Comment --] [!-- Recycled some head info from my first homepage --] [!-- http://homes.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance/ --] [meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8"] [meta name="description" content="Scholar-at-large, Francois Lachance offers various recipes for distributed living and learning"] [meta name="keywords" content="technology perception reproduction theory hypertext multimedia electronic pedagogy rhetoric"] [link rel="maker" href="mailto:email@example.com"] [TITLE]THE COOKBOOK: Recipes for Distributed Living[/TITLE] [/head] The real purport of my posting is not just the implied invitation to view and comment as the project evolves, grows and mutates. It is also to ask about the [link rel="maker" href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"] Ian Graham in HTML 4.0 Source Book writes: [quote] LINK describes a _relationship_ between a document and other documents or objects. For example, LINK can indicate a related index, a glossary, or perhaps different versions of the same document. Alternatively, LINK can point out likely _next_ or _previous_ documents. This information could be used by a browser, among other things, to predict and preload documents it is likely to needier to configure customized navigational buttons or menus. A document may have any number of LINK elements to represent these various relationships to other documents. [/quote] At long last my question: can any tell me/us what is LINK implementation like across browsers? Is this still the technical solution for this type of linking? Thanks for the attention to this technical but i hope engrossing fascination with linking. Francois Lachance Scholar-at-large http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~lachance https://berneval.hcommons.org to think is often to sort, to store and to shuffle: humble, embodied tasks -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: 2020-04-07 15:56:42+00:00 From: David Hoover Subject: Checking Apocalyptic Sources The string of interesting posts on the importance of checking citations leads me to this minor provocation. I often teach a post-apocalypse course (though fortunately not this semester), and often include *Earth Abides (*highly recommended), which describes a global pandemic "like a kind of super measels" that wipes out all but a few hundred people in the US. I always also assign a published article that begins with the following sentence: "Published in 1949, George R. Stewart's *Earth Abides* tells the story of Ish, one of the few survivors of a nuclear holocaust that has destroyed America and possibly the rest of the world . . . ." How is it possible, I ask my students, for someone to publish an article about a post-apocalypse novel and get the apocalypse completely wrong? This sentence and most of the article's claims have the students asking, "Did this author read the book?" I fear the rejection of "fussy" ideas about the importance of accurate citations sometimes applies to "fussy" ideas about tying an argument to textual evidence. I return to my curmudgeonly corner, musing over my email tag quotation. -- David L. Hoover, Professor of English NYU Eng. Dept. 212-998-8832 https://wp.nyu.edu/davidlhoover/ "There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate governmental action." -- Bertrand Russell, "An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish" [Reference checked against Bertrand Russell, "An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish", in Unpopular Essays (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1950), p. 93. Nihil obstat! -- WM] _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: email@example.com List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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