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Subject: New WinQuake Relase was Netscape 6.2 not too great?
From: "Larry Cochrane" cochrane@..............
Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 01:15:54 -0800


Thanks for the information. I can see how http:/quake/ could be ambiguous.
Over the last few days I made some changes to my web site to make most of
the links relative and to removed any ambiguous links. The changes I made
also effect some of the CGI scripts that interact with the user like the New
Earthquake Data Files link. The information returned by the scripts have
relative links rather then absolute links.

I also made some changes to the event files and index.html pages that are in
each directory containing the event files. All of the event files on my
system now end in .psn. I also changed the download method for each event
file. Before the download was using my ftp server now it uses my web server.
I think using the web server should be a little faster. If you download
event files from my system please let me know if this change is an
improvement or not.

Since I changed each link to the event files from ftp://.... to http://... I
needed to make a change to the PSNExplorer Web browser program that's
included with the WinQuake and WinSDR releases. See this page for more information on

The new WinQuake release version 2.8.7 has the updated version of
PSNExplorer in it. If you use PSNExplorer to download event files from my
system you will need to upgrade to the new release. The only thing different
with WinQuake is a bug fix around reading in SAC files. I wasn't using one
of the time fields correctly, so the data start time was not getting
calculated correctly for some event files. The new release can be downloaded
from here

If anyone see any problems with my web site like broken links etc or with
the new software releases please let me know.

Larry Cochrane
Redwood City, PSN

----- Original Message -----
From: "Ron Westfall" 
Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 8:21 PM
Subject: RE: Netscape 6.2 not too great?

> Hi
> The IETF ( defines many of the standards that govern the
> behaviour of the Internet.  The format of URLs is defined by the standard
> known as RFC 2396.  RFC 2396 indicates that URLs such as http:/quakes
> were allowed by an earlier version of the same standard (RFC 1630), but
> they have since been recognized to cause problems in some situations (not
> related to web URLs).  For this reason, such URLs are deprecated in favour
> of the preferred form /quakes.  RFC 2396 further indicates that software
> which supports URLs may choose to correct the deprecated form by inserting
> the host name, but the software does not have to.
> Obviously the other browsers have chosen to correct the problem.  Netscape
> 6.2 should be more tolerant and correct the problem as well, but strictly
> speaking, it is adhering to the standard.
> Ron
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: psn-l-request@..............
> > [mailto:psn-l-request@................. Behalf Of JD Cooley
> > Sent: Friday, February 01, 2002 7:29 PM
> > To: psn-l@..............
> > Subject: Re: Netscape 6.2 not too great?
> >
> >
> > At 05:16 PM 2/1/02, Bob Barns wrote:
> > >Hi gang,
> > >   About Netscape 6.2:
> > >   I had a major problem with the conversion of my cable service from
> > >excite to comcast.  I installed the stuff from a cd-rom sent by
> > >comcast.  This made a mess of my computer which I could not fix.
> > >   It installed IE properly but  Netscape wouldn't work and I use the
> > >mail handler in Netscape.  I finally discovered (in Netscape's
> > >web site) an ad for an outfit called
> > >   They claim to solve any problem with well-known software for 30
> > >and that sounded cheap at the price considering all the time I had
> > >spent.  So I signed up with them and sure enough they solved the
> > >in about 30 mins.
> > > connected me to an >employee of Netscape<.  He
> > >downloaded a program to my computer which allowed him to operate it
> > >exactly as if he were sitting in my chair--he saw my screens and the
> > >mouse worked, etc.  It was very entertaining.
> > >   He installed Netscape 4.79 and said that >he preferred it to 6.2 > >I did not ask why.
> > >   Bob
> >
> > We will probably get told that this is off topic and shouldn't be on
> > mailing list, but I felt that I needed to add my 2 cents worth.
> >
> > I converted from having excite also, but had no problems.  I have found
> > that I need 3 different browsers.  I used to use Netscape 4.7 but found
> > that there were some web sites that had links or features that I could
> > use.  So, I got Netscape 6.2.  The unfortunate truth is that I have
> > that I need THREE browsers (Netscape 4.7, 6.2, and Internet Explorer) to
> > ALL of the functions I run into.
> >
> > "JD" Cooley
> > Poway, California
> >
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