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    Re: Posting from the NavList archive
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2008 Dec 8, 21:13 -0800

    A week ago, I wrote:
    "Uploading files has one drawback: because of the specific web technology I'm 
    using, there's no progress indicator. So if you upload a 2-megabyte file, you 
    simply have to wait for it to finish with no visual indication of how much 
    time is remaining. Also, if you're on a slow connection (slower than 
    100kbps), it is possible that an upload will time out."
    I wasn't satisfied with this state of affairs so I learned how to set up a 
    better upload function this week with a nice progress bar and the ability to 
    upload much larger files and also no time out. I also fixed a couple of bugs 
    and cleaned up some code so I'm pretty happy with it right now. 
    Incidentally, if you want to try this all out with some test posts, you may 
    have noticed a check box that's marked "Test only. Message will go to test 
    group, not NavList." The 'test group' is NaLTesting so if you really want to 
    experiment, you should join that on googlegroups. I've spent most of today 
    testing and it seems solid, but ya never know with software until someone 
    else starts banging on it. But don't feel like you have to. Just post away...
    Here's the details again from last week:
    "This posting system is something I've been planning for over a year, and I 
    finally set aside a week to write the software to make it happen.
    Let's suppose you read the list's messages at the archive (fer3.com/arc). Now, 
    starting today, you can easily click "reply" and compose a message right 
    there (as I am right now). You don't have to fire up your email application. 
    Each list member has been assigned a six character "posting code" to confirm 
    your identity. You can get your posting code by clicking on any one of 
    several links in the archive or by following this url directly: 
    http://fer3.com/arc/postcode.aspx. You enter your code, click "Post Message", 
    and your message is sent off to the list exactly like any ordinary list 
    message. If you want, you can attach or link files. When you upload a file, 
    if it's larger than 500k [changed from 100k], it will be pre-selected for 
    "linking". If it's smaller than 500k, it's pre-selected for ordinary 
    attachment as part of the message. You can change the "Link" vs. "Attach" 
    option easily. When an uploaded file is linked, a url is added automatically 
    at the end of the message. I will illustrate this by linking a large file to 
    this message and attaching one small file.
    In addition, the archive now permits non-member posting. Don't worry: posts 
    from non-members are moderated, and non-members' post cannot have 
    attachments. It may mean a little more work for the managers (myself and Dan 
    Allen), but nothing can reach the group that has not been approved for 
    posting. This may prove to be appealing for people interested in navigation 
    who are intimidated by the prospect of "joining" some community when they 
    merely want to ask a quick question. Posts from non-members will appear to 
    come from the email address NavList[--]aol.com which is the archive's 
    membership. Each non-member post will have the original poster's email, 
    masked, in the message body at the end."
    Navigation List archive: www.fer3.com/arc
    To post, email NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, email NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com

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