Orcmid's Lair

Orcmid's Lair
Construction Zone


2014-02-02 -15:26 -0800

Superior Zone: none
Local Zone: construction.htm  Construction Zone (front cover, this page)
     c000000.htm Diary & Job Jar
       index.htm Orcmid's Lair Construction Structure
Subordinate Zones:         blog/  Orcmid's Lair Blog Construction Zone
 BlunderDome/  BlunderLabs Construction Zone
construction/  Construction Material Construction Zone
     giocchi/  Giocchi Game Development and Play Construction Zone
                                  [tbd as others arise in the repaving reboot]
Related Materials: Construction Material


Orcmid's Lair> repaving> 2008-08-29 announcement>

Orcmid's Lair Is Being Repaved.

The Orcmid's Lair site is being repaved to correct problems resulting from movement to a new web server.   At the same time, the site is being adjusted to use the latest styles and formats that are applicable to this and other sites of the nfoCentrale.net family.

Check the Site Repaving Project pages for additional details on the approach to repaving and its tracking.  Contact the technical coordinator with questions and to report any defects that you notice.



This is the Construction Zone for the front-porch (root-section) level of the Orcmid's Lair site.

For further information on the construction approach and the practices for achieving consistent construction of Orcmid's Lair, visit the Construction Material section.

Change History

2004-08-22-22:03 Convert to standard  Construction Zone 
A Construction Diary and Job Jar is used to carry further notes, and this change history is ended.
2004-02-05-12:08 Conform to current construction-structure style (orcmid)
The pages at the root level of Orcmid's Lair are updated to conform to the current approach to Construction Structure and HTML 4.01 conformance.  Some of the history, below, is now obsoleted by these changes.  I am not worrying about that for now.   The immediate purpose is to have the entrance and some portions needed in support of current projects brought into conformance as quickly as possible.
2002-10-13-15:31 Minimal Cloaking Accommodation (orcmid)
The minimal cloaking accommodation is implemented throughout orcmid.com.  More information on the technique and experience with it is in the Construction Section.  [dh:2004-08-22 Cloaking has been abandoned because it interferes with too many ordinary functions.]
2002-10-12-16:39 Accommodate Cloaked Access (orcmid)
1. Orcmid's Lair is now hosted on nfoCentrale.net, being mostly migrated from InfoNuovo.com.  There is further tombstoning to complete before completely abandoning the InfoNuovo.com image.  Having cloaking will be a help with that.
2. All absolute links must be adjusted to use target=_top as a way of slipping out of the cloak and slipping into a new one or reflecting a specific context in the current one.
3. I am not thrilled with the incoherence of cloaking.  I will do what is expedient here but long for a stronger solution.
2001-11-29-14:22 Make Independent Orcmid's Lair (orcmid)
Although it may not seem like much change to visitors to infonuovo.com, the Orcmid's Lair section is now part of an independent group that has no dependency on the anchor site (root web) where it is situated.  This facilitates mirroring of the Orcmid's Lair group (including The Miser Project) on a variety of media and also allows a single "source" of Orcmid's Lair to be taken wherever the Lair is hosted.
2001-11-05-22:36 Create separate construction shack for Orcmid's Lair (orcmid)
As part of theme preparation, a separate construction section was added for Orcmid's Lair.  There will also be a separate images folder, so that Orcmid's Lair can be maintained autonomously from NuovoDoc.  It is not clear that the overall site should be NuovoDoc Centrale, so there is more to work out in the restructuring.
2001-05-10-14:05 Make Construction Structure more usable (orcmid)
I added links to index.htm so that this area can be navigated even when there is no non-construction (i.e., default.htm) entrance to the area.
2001-05-10-13:57 Change identity of section to orcmid (orcmid)
I began a systematic change that provides for mirroring of this site or portions thereof under different domain names.  
1. This supports possible transition from infonuovo.com to nuovodoc.com in a direct manner.  I own both domain names, one as a business, the other as a location-free web presence.
2. Relativizing all of the sections It also supports introduction of orcmid.com, perhaps something to do with Miser or Frugal, and mirroring as part of DMware.
3. The headings and references are also shorter in the text of construction-structure pages.
4. This change raises special considerations when there are non-relative links in material to support it being mirrored on a hard drive or other web-page structure independent of the overall site.  Generally, construction structure pages must be excluded from such special sub-collections (e.g., ODMA documentation sets and the DMA specification).  I will begin increasing the use of relative references except in pages which are specifically designed to be used in off-line subcollections.  These materials will generally be identified in some way to indicate support for off-line usability.
2001-04-08-17:11 Substitute NuovoDoc Centrale Identity (orcmid)
This section of NuovoDoc Centrale is updated to use the correct identification and images.
2000-05-03-13:15 Correct links and check spellings (orcmid)
1. Corrected broken link to Hard Hat Area from index.htm of this project, so that it refers to this construction log and not that in the home directory (up one level).
2. Reviewed spelling on index.htm and in this log.
2000-04-15-23:29 Create orcmid Project & Construction Log (orcmid)
1. The orcmid project was created and the existing resume, readings, and writings folders brought under it for a cleaner interim organization.
2. I established an index.htm and this construction.log to provide the initial construction structure.
3. It appears that the moves made in the Development Site under FrontPage 2000 are not reflected in Visual Source Safe.  I don't know what is going on there. 
     2000-04-18 (orcmid): I figured it out.  There were two different SourceSafe databases on the Centro development system and FrontPage 2000 was using a different one than I was expecting to see changes in.  This material is now being edited on Compagno, where there is only one SourceSafe database and no problems.  Problems of backups not being portable to other databases need to be worked out.  I don't have adequate mobility of projects among the computer systems of  NuovoDoc Centrale.

Construction Structure (Hard Hat Area)

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Orcmid's Lair construction structure

created 2000-04-15-23:29 -0700 (pdt) by orcmid
$$Author: Orcmid $
$$Date: 14-02-02 15:27 $
$$Revision: 49 $