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    Re: DR plotting techniques
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2003 Oct 17, 23:48 -0500

    On Sat, 18 Oct 2003 00:13:20 +0100, George Huxtable wrote:
    >It's this. Over the course of a week, usually there will be corrections
    >arising for only, say 4 charts out of the 80 or so that I hold. But to find
    >that out, I need to go into a dialogue with the website 80 times,
    >effectively asking for each- "Has there been an amendment to chart A?":
    >"Has there been an amendment to chart B?": and so on, for 80 charts. Most
    >of the time, the answer will be "No". It just isn't efficient or
    >What is needed is the ability to download to the Admiralty a list of the 80
    >charts that I own, which they can then hold, although I should be able to
    >request changes to that list when I buy new ones or retire old ones.
    >And then, I could just ask "Please download all amendments to any charts in
    >the list that you hold in my name, since week xx". Then, they would all
    >come in one go. Perhaps this can be done, but if so I haven't discovered
    That is exactly what I was able to do before the corrections went on
    the Web. I wrote a script for the modem program that responded to the
    ANMS computer and caused correction files to come for each chart
    number. When these were printed out, we could go through the charts
    expeditiously, making any corrections that mattered, and noting the
    date in the margin. If time was tight, we could staple the corrections
    for each chart to that chart.
    Now, as you say, it means operating the browser by hand for each chart
    number. A real backwards step. Grump!!!
    Rodney Myrvaagnes J36   Opinionated old geezer
    Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

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