noun. an inscription placed at the end of a book or manuscript usually with facts relative to its production. [WWWebster Dictionary]
...in which we credit all the great free software we use, and promote our political beliefs regarding Internet standards.
This site was created using GNU Emacs 20.2. It is
maintained, in true hacker fashion, using a Makefile and scripts that
automatically add the `boilerplate' surrounding each page, update the
`Last modified' time, relocate pages using
BASE HREF, and
so on. Some ideas and a simple Perl preprocessor were taken from
Wallach and the Safe Internet Programming
group at Princeton.
We are very picky about the correctness, accessibility, and graceful degradation of our site. We support the Campaign for a Non- Browser- Specific WWW by strictly following the HTML 3.2 specification and other Internet standards defined by the World Wide Web Consortium. An icon at the foot of each page will, when selected, validate that page with the W3C HTML Validation Service. Try it! (For fun, ask it to validate your favorite site created by, e.g., NetObjects Fusion)
Every page on this site is also checked by Weblint, an HTML
style checker (version 1.020, copyright ©1997 by Neil
Bowers). With the
-pedantic option, Weblint helps ensure
our pages are accessible.
For instance, it forces us to use structural markup rather than
<I>) and to provide an
tag for every image.
We strongly encourage users to email us with concerns regarding accessibility, broken links, and so on. Help prevent web rot! (And be a picky user of other sites too... it will make the web better for everyone.)
The few images on this site that we couldn't steal were created using the GNU Image Manipulation Program (the Gimp). It's a pretty nifty package, and free too!
Thanks for reading.
Have a nice day!