Right now, this page is a place-holder for what will be described. There is already a working template for construction-structure pages though.
This page describes the construction structure of the site,
index.htm are used in every
The nature of the construction block at the bottom of every page is explained.
The nature of the grounding and version block in the upper right-hand corner is explained
The way the construction structures are linked together and to the construction section of an anchored mirror is explained
Minimal accommodation of cloaking in the construction section is also specified.
For the construction section itself, and structures superior to the mirrored site, there will be separate explanations.
Every section (mini-Web) of Orcmid's Lair has an
page. These pages accomplish three things:
default.asp) page is missing during site construction and updates.
Cloning construction materials. The best way to clone construction materials to other sections is by opening the page that you want as boilerplate and then doing a Save As ... that puts it in its initial place. This will update links to images and include pages properly.
The minimal construction structure of a section consists of the index.htm page.
The next level of construction structure consists of a Construction Zone, including a job jar (c000000.htm) and construction.htm page. Once there is construction material, there must be a construction.htm page.
Construction Structure Template
This page can be used as a boilerplate for a full page based on the default style for construction-structure pages of this site. In Microsoft Front Page, make a copy of the page and then derive the new page by transformational editing:
Use File / Properties ... to change the title of the page
Change the title in the middle table block at the top of the page.
Change the "grounding block" in the right section of the table to provide the full context of the present page and any version number and time stamp.
Keep the Hard Hat area image inclusion in the lower-left corner, delete it, or replace it as appropriate, depending on where the construction-structure material is situated.
Keep the "You are ..." text in the middle block, supplement it, or replace it as appropriate.
Update the creation information in the right section of the page bottom banner. After the first check-in of the page under source control, use the check-in date as the new creation date.
Delete this text section and the box at the top of the page, replacing it with your own page content.
Introduce your own version history annotations, if desired. Make sure the links in the history are as you want them to be.
The title block -- the table at page top -- can be copied by itself to produce a title block with the correct styles and the automatic inclusion of the correct left-section image for this site.
The construction block -- the table at page bottom -- can be copied by itself to produce a construction block with the correct styles, the automatic inclusion of the left-side Hard Hat image and link, and the "you are navigating ..." information in the center section of the block. The right-side material will be updated automatically by Microsoft Visual Source Safe, but the "created ..." line must be updated manually.
This component creates the table-cell image by inclusion of page
C000003A.htm. The component provides the image associated with this site, a title expressing the name of the site, and a shortcut to the site itself at its official URL. The image shown will be the one that was active at the date this page was last published.
This component creates the table-cell image by inclusion of page C000003B.htm. The standard form of the image provides the caption "Hard Hat Area" and an anchor-relative link to the construction section of the site.
This component creates the table-cell text by inclusion of page
C000003C.htm. The component provides the text that we want to have present in the construction block of construction-structure pages of this site. Anchor-relative links are used to find the identified sections, so the inclusion can be used from anywhere on the site so long as the anchor assumptions hold.
The FrontPage Style inclusion used for this and other non-construction Construction Section pages is in page
C000003e.htm. That page describes how the background and basic styles are set on that page and how they are used from other pages.
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