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[Oct 20, 2007] P can have width

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... ... ...

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Web colors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The HTML 4.01 specification[7] defines sixteen named colors, as follows (names are defined in this context to be case-insensitive; the table is alphabetically ordered):
Color Hexadecimal Color Hexadecimal Color Hexadecimal Color Hexadecimal
aqua #00FFFF gray (grey) #808080 navy #000080 silver #C0C0C0
black #000000 green #008000 olive #808000 teal #008080
blue #0000FF lime #00FF00 purple #800080 white #FFFFFF
fuchsia #FF00FF maroon #800000 red #FF0000 yellow #FFFF00

These 16 were also specified as sRGB and included in the HTML 3.0 specification which noted "These colors were originally picked as being the standard 16 colors supported with the Windows VGA palette." [8]

Clean up your Web pages with HTML TIDY

When editing HTML it's easy to make mistakes. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a simple way to fix these mistakes automatically and tidy up sloppy editing into nicely layed out markup? Well now there is! Dave Raggett's HTML TIDY is a free utility for doing just that. It also works great on the atrociously hard to read markup generated by specialized HTML editors and conversion tools, and can help you identify where you need to pay further attention on making your pages more accessible to people with disabilities.

Tidy is able to fix up a wide range of problems and to bring to your attention things that you need to work on yourself. Each item found is listed with the line number and column so that you can see where the problem lies in your markup. Tidy won't generate a cleaned up version when there are problems that it can't be sure of how to handle. These are logged as "errors" rather than "warnings".

Dave Raggett has now passed the baton for maintaining Tidy to a group of volunteers working together as part of the open source community at Source Forge. The source code continues to be available under an open source license, and you are encouraged to pass on bug reports and enhancement requests at http://tidy.sourceforge.net.

If you find HTML Tidy useful and you would like to say thanks, then please send me a (paper) postcard or other souvenir from the area in which you live along with a few words on what you are using Tidy for. It will be fun to map out where Tidy users are to be found! My postal address is given at the end of this file.

The W3C public email list devoted to HTML Tidy is: <html-tidy@w3.org>. To subscribe send an email to html-tidy-request@w3.org with the word subscribe in the subject line (include the word unsubscribe if you want to unsubscribe). The archive for this list is accessible online. If you would like to contact the developers, or you just want to submit an enhancement request or a bug report, please visit http://tidy.sourceforge.net.

Tidy can now perform wonders on HTML saved from Microsoft Word 2000! Word bulks out HTML files with stuff for round-tripping presentation between HTML and Word. If you are more concerned about using HTML on the Web, check out Tidy's "Word-2000" config option! Of course Tidy does a good job on Word'97 files as well!

Tidy features in an article by Scott Nesbitt on webreview.com, and more recently on Dave Central's Best of Linux, and as tool of the month on Unix Review by Joe Brockmeier, who writes:

"One thing I love about the UNIX philosophy is the idea that each program should do one job and do it really well. There are zillions of small tools for UNIX-type OSes that make life much easier and are hugely useful, but they don't necessarily get written about. They certainly don't receive the same kind of coverage that Apache and Sendmail receive. One of my favorites, HTML Tidy, is a tool for HTML/Web development that I think will interest a lot of folks. HTML Tidy cleans up HTML produced by WYSIWYG editors and such."

Tidy is available as a downloadable binary, as source code (ANSI C), or as an online service at W3C, Info Network, HTML Help's site Valet and other sites.

How London Created a Snarl In Global Markets

The ... bankers hatched the idea of setting up a fund that would issue short-term commercial paper and medium-term notes to investors, then use the money to buy higher-yielding assets, typically longer-term ones. The bank would profit by collecting fees for operating the fund. The fund's assets would belong to its investors, so they would stay off the bank's balance sheet. SIVs had an advantage over conduits, a similar structure that was already gaining popularity: They didn't require banks to cover fully the fund's debts if the commercial-paper market dried up.

<a style="color: #0C2765; text-decoration: underline" href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119266856453862839.html">
How London Created a Snarl In Global Markets</a>
</h4>
<blockquote style="line-height: 1.50em; margin: 1em 40px; background: #f4f4f4">
The ... bankers hatched the idea of
setting up a fund that would issue
short-term commercial paper and
medium-term notes to investors, then use
the money to buy higher-yielding assets,
typically longer-term ones. The bank
would profit by collecting fees for
operating the fund. The fund's assets
would belong to its investors, so they
would stay off the bank's balance sheet.
SIVs had an advantage over conduits, a
similar structure that was already
gaining popularity: They didn't require
banks to cover fully the fund's debts if
the commercial-paper market dried up.</blockquote>

[May 20. 2006] The way Yahoo created graph in tables

ANNUAL TOTAL RETURN (%) HISTORY
Year VWEHX Category Diff
2006 N/A N/A N/A
2005
2.77 2.55 0.22
2004
8.52 10.02 -1.50
2003
17.20 24.73 -7.53
2002
1.73 -1.28 3.01
2001
2.90 2.39 0.51
2000
-0.88 -6.89 6.01
1999
2.49 4.77 -2.28
1998
5.62 0.00 5.62
1997
11.91 13.25 -1.34
1996
9.55 13.47 -3.92


<table cellSpacing="0" cellPadding="2" width="17%" border="0" id="table4">
<tr vAlign="top">
<td bgColor="#666666" style="line-height: 1.25em; font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size: 79%">
&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>

[Oct. 24, 1999] Programming with Perl Have You Ever Meta-Index Like This (Web Techniques Oct 1999)

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