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Website - Outstanding Developments (2020 - September)

(Work In Progress: output at 17/09/2020 10:28:19)

(For earlier versions of this Note, see the table at the end)


Rationale for this Document



  1. Own Website: Outstanding Items By Priority:-
    • Priority: 1
      1. Architecture (In Progress): Compact and Repair Problems
        1. On compacting and repairing my main database I sometimes get the error "The query cannot be completed. Either the size of the query result is larger than the maximum size of a database (2 GB), or there is not enough temporary storage space on the disk to store the query result".
        2. It happens 3 times while the database is re-opening.
        3. There is lots of space, and the database is only 600Mb (and the error started when it was under 500Mb).
        4. This mostly happens after I've run long processes, so I usually close the database, re-open it and then try the compact and repair. Usually this works, but not always. But I then try again and the message disappears.
        5. I strongly suspect that this is MS Access itself re-indexing tables, and blowing up a temporary database, but I can’t find any evidence for this on-line. Or help, other than suggestions to split databases and do other sensible things. Given that the error occurs when the database is re-opening, with no temporary file visible, is very strange.
        6. 17/04/20 - set MaxLocksPerFile to 1,000,000 (from the default 9,500). Sadly, it doesn't seem to have made a difference.
      2. Architecture (In Progress): Complete XRef-re-engineering project:-
        1. Ensure all links and link-pages use the new XRef table, and pension off the old tables.
        2. Look into writing out specific object-identifiers, and linking thereto for Citations, rather than paragraph references. An issue is multiple instances of the same object in a document.
        3. Check all link-types still work and fix any errors.
        4. Complete the auto-triggering of regeneration of “associated” link pages.
        5. Fix update bug in Convert_Webrefs.
        6. Fix Bug whereby PaperSummary pages seem to have “Works-” and “Books/Papers-” Citings that refer to the same link-pages.
        7. Document the process!
      3. Architecture (In Progress): Document3, Repair & update my Website site-map
      4. Architecture (On-Going): Review effectiveness of hyperlinking method in the light of PhD and Philosophy of Religion experience.
      5. Architecture: Where possible, use ID rather than NAME for in-page hyperlinks
      6. Backups: Investigate Record-count discrepancies:-
        1. How do website files work as far as counts are concerned?
        2. Why aren't they recorded in Backup_History, nor the fact that the website was backed up?
        3. Different counts depending on whether new or old laptop is backed up. Investigate 63k discrepancy - lower on new laptop.
      7. Backups: Review architecture to improve performance; Need to document first
      8. Books: Further improve the time to regenerate Book Summaries. Now takes about 21 minutes, but should be under 5 minutes!
      9. Books/Papers: Investigate whether multiple Subject/Topic/Subtopic usage leads anywhere (ie. are just the first (of 3) actually used). Fix anything amiss.
      10. Books/Papers: Reformat the BookCitings and PaperCitings pages:-
        1. Detail PaperCitings Pages: Include only useful information on the detail pages; but if there are multiple links from the same object, include them on the same line as 'extra links' as in BookCitings (copy the code: or, better, combine the two subs).
        2. Summary (Author Letter) pages: Include counts (as in Authors' Citations).
        3. Ensure uses the Cross_Reference table.
        4. Document!
      11. Bridge (In Progress): Develop auto-reconciliation routines vs EBU results download
      12. Documenter (On-Going): Investigate the error reports from the Documenter, especially unused variables & queries.
      13. Documenter (In Progress): Provide Functional Documentation for Website Generator (using Notes)
      14. Education: "Sitepoint (Learnable) - Sitepoint Learnable Web Development Courses": Membership cancelled, but plan what to do with the eBooks in my possession.
      15. Education (In Progress): Read "PC Pro - Computing in the Real World".
      16. Education: Read "White (Ron) & Downs (Timothy Edward) - How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology".
      17. Infrastructure: iCloud for Windows: Re-install & solve 'The upload folder for iCloud Photos is missing' problem. Try on new Laptop.
      18. Notes: Add "Note Alternates" to Note pages.
      19. Notes: Add option in Auto-Reference Notes to automatically ignore words containing certain strings that include the key-word (eg. ignore 'grace' and 'trace' when indexing 'race')
      20. Notes: Add option in Auto-Reference Notes to only confirm new items (leaving previously-flagged items untouched)
      21. Notes: Allow the option to concatenate Notes in the Printed version (ie. linearly embed them essay-style), rather than treating the hyperlinks as footnotes – but still keep the hyperlink & cross-referencing in place.
        1. For use as "disclaimers" - eg. for "Plug Notes".
        2. For Thesis / essays: the difficulty here is the need for linking passages to make the text run smoothly.
      22. Notes: As part of the Cross-Referencing project, check out the consistent treatment of Note 8754, which should be universally ignored. Recently, links to it appeared on Book-Summaries, Book_Paper_Abstracts and Note_Book_Links, as a Note referencing a Book. The critical item was a row on the Note_Book_Links table.
      23. Notes: Determine why very long printable notes (eg. Level 3+ for Note 1705) are being truncated. Probably suppress them in any case, as they take far too long to load.
      24. Notes: Enhance Functors to work for selected non-temp Notes so that up-to-date stats can be incorporated. This is complex as I want to avoid production of an Archived Note each time a non-Temp Note is regenerated. I also want to ensure that Notes whose variable text consists entirely of Functors get archived correctly (which they might not if I removed Functor-generated text from Notes before saving them to the Notes table).
      25. Notes: Fix bugs in multi-level footnoting in Printable Notes – the referencing is going wrong.
      26. Notes: Full Notes_Link Pages Regen: Determine why the last run took 2.49 hours on 02/09/2020 (and climbing) and see if performance can be improved.
      27. Notes: Investigate Note_Links: Section references seem to be incorrect
      28. Notes: Printable Notes: fix the bug whereby the “private” flag is round the wrong way.
      29. Notes: Split Aeon Page6 into multiple sub-pages (either by topic or by priority)
      30. Notes: Suppress the publication of the Printable versions of Temp Notes
      31. Papers: The monthly regeneration process for Paper Abstracts was still takeing just over 5 hours. Problem is with Cross_Reference_Deletions and Cross_Reference_Additions. I thought it could not be fixed until the cross-referencing project is fully complete and documented. However, it spontaneously improved to 1.6 hours in the August 2020 run. Monitor!
      32. Photos: Develop software & procedure to make adding more content to the photos pages easier to undertake.
      33. Photos: Timeline software: Add photos for Holidays & Family History
      34. Process: Determine why Recalculation & Changed Book/Papers produce unneeded regeneration.
      35. Spider (On-Going): Analyse the results of the data collection exercise and design a plan of campaign to fix broken Internal links and prevent recurrence.
        1. Correct the code so the problems discovered by the Spider don’t recur.
        2. Delete 'orphan pages' that are never linked to, ie. Use the Spider to prune redundant pages7 automatically where possible.
        3. Fix the historical data where errors are uncovered by the Spider. An easier task now the site has a full-regen function.
      36. Technology (In Progress): Look into Sistrix Smart8. Errors and warnings itemised are:-
        1. Duplicate content: seems to be variants on theotodman.com
        2. Title Tags: Empty, too long, identical
        3. Page Not Found
        4. Filesize in excess of 1Mb
        5. Meta-Description: Empty
        6. Few words on Page
        7. H1: Not used, used multiple times per page, identical across pages
        8. Pictures: Alt attribute missing
      37. WebRefs (In Progress): Webrefs_Update failing because IE loops with Aeon / Psyche pages. Currently doing manual checking - try to find an automated solution.
      38. WebRefs: Documentation & Bug-fixes: Phase 2
        1. Re-document the procedures in the light of recent changes.
        2. Resolve issues generated / revealed by the spider.
        3. Investigate - and fix where possible - broken links.
      39. WebRefs: Find a way of recording Missing Webrefs other than debug.print: create table, then suppress message for known problems
      40. WebRefs (On-Going): Investigate items flagged as defunct. Populate Defunct_Explanation in WebRefs_Table. Consider use of FairUse (Link (Fair Use)) for documents no longer available that I'd downloaded.
      41. WebRefs: Investigate WebRefs with Issue = 'URL Translated OK': does the translation really work? How?
    • Priority: 2
      1. Abstracts (In Progress): Ensure some minimal data on Abstracts for Identity Papers Read
      2. Architecture: Improve flexibility of password-protected areas (ie. multiple areas, with different log-ons).
      3. Backups: Determine why flag on directories "not to be backed up" gets reset
      4. Backups: Investigate historic error messages
      5. Education: "Harvard University - CS50 Introduction to Computer Science": Re-start, or maybe just "audit".
      6. Education: "Harvard University - CS50W Web Programming with Python and JavaScript": Re-start, or maybe just "audit".
      7. Education: Bitcoin & Blockchain: Understand better
      8. Education: Bootstrap: Investigate.
      9. Notes: Add "Specific", "Contextual" & "General" Notes as an optional footer to all Notes. I think this is important – part of the difficulty in understanding some philosophers is knowing what their background assumptions are, as this influences what they take to be “obvious” or “a given”.
      10. Notes: Bug: "++ NP ++" links to previously linked note or to (non-)Note 0. Example9!
      11. Notes: Check (in use) that the optional "don't print" feature for specific footnotes doesn't print other footnotes further down the chain. Probably OK.
      12. Notes: Enable reproduction of archived “Printed Notes”.
      13. Notes: Improve Printable notes processing for "Temp" Notes (ie. produce a "_T" (& include all "_T"s), but leave standard prints free of "Temps".
      14. Notes: Investigate Notes Archiving - see if could re-create re-formatted if required from saved historical versions (but not fixed re directories)
      15. Notes: Reading Lists: Fix duplications:-
        1. Items "cited" and "categorised" (sometimes seem to) appear twice.
        2. Books and "single papers" of that Book both appear.
      16. Papers: When "+PnnnP+" reference used in an Object, allow "#Reference" style to be more specific where in the Paper Abstract the reference is.
      17. Technology: Increase use of CSS Style Sheets
    • Priority: 3
      1. Aesthetics: Undertake a trawl through all (categories of) web-page, making aesthetic improvements, and correcting content.
      2. Architecture: Add scrolling titles to Lists
      3. Books/Papers: Introduce check that if a Book is flagged as "read" so are its Papers. Manual check completed in March 2018.
      4. Books/Papers: Review the effectiveness of the categorised reading lists for both Papers and Books.
      5. Bridge: Hand-Dealing:
        1. Some hands not showing in consolidated lists
        2. Bidding sometimes missing for SD (maybe connected)
      6. Documenter: Investigate & fix “Query Fragments” issue.
      7. Documenter: Separate Documenter from the main database & code, then add a parameter so it doesn’t necessarily document itself.
      8. Documenter: Undertake a trawl through the code for all functions within the generator – making improvements for efficiency and function. Supply rudimentary functional documentation as a spin-off therefrom.
      9. Facebook: Upgrade my Facebook page ("Facebook - Understand Facebook & Build Personal Facebook Page") using "Abram (Carolyn) - Facebook for Dummies: Fifth Edition" for inspiration / guidance.
      10. Notes: Fix problem with broken bespoke links to Printed Notes from Archived Notes.
      11. Notes: Improve flexibility of reading lists attached to printable version of Notes (different sort orders, priority items only, etc).
      12. Notes: Improve reading-lists from Notes (ie. firstly PID, then all starting with topic from Philosophy Papers Full)
      13. Status: Check how "YTD Planned %" is calculated - seems incorrect early in the Quarter if the plan varies during the year.
      14. Technology: Investigate the use of RTF in memo fields, so that I can get round the 64k character limit.
      15. Technology: Read the Google documentation (Link) to investigate where I’m going wrong in the (failure to) use META tags to ensure my stuff sorts correctly in the search engines.
      16. Technology: Use generated Javascript to allow multi-level expandable / contractable lists in Notes and Paper Abstracts.
      17. Technology: Very long pages (eg. Concatenated Notes and Book Paper Abstracts) fail to render correctly in Firefox (mostly OK in other browsers). Investigate whether it’s possible to subdivide them.
    • Priority: 4
      1. Technology: Add page-hit counters
    • Priority: 5
      1. Documenter: Technical Documenter:-
        1. Investigate possibilities of retailing the documenter.
        2. Enhance to document Macros.
        3. Look at ways of documenting other (MS Access) databases & trial on Northwind.
    • Work-arounds
      1. Books (Work-around): Book Comments: if there are explicit internal links to files in Book Comments, they cannot work both in the BookSummary and BookPaperAbstracts, which are at different directory levels. So, don’t put them in the Comments – only in the Abstract.
      2. Books (Work-around): Books - Referencing of Notes: The "+NnnnN+" method works from the Book Summary, "++nnn++" from Book Abstract, but neither vice-versa.
      3. Books (Work-around): Books by Location: the jump table led to an invalid location. I bodged the data, by deleting an unused location, and didn’t properly investigate.
      4. Books (Work-around): Books to Notes: There’s an issue if a Note changes from Secure to non-Secure, but I bodged the data and didn’t try to fix it.
    • Cancelled Developments
      1. Architecture: Create expandable lists in Abstracts, Notes ("Plus table12" cells? For categorised lists)
      2. Authors: Completely re-engineer Authors processing to use IDs rather than Names:-
        1. CANCELLED: Originally needed because of difficulties transferring special characters in file names. But, this can be achieved by avoiding special characters in Author_Name, and putting them in Author_Name_Display.
        2. Had been:-
          → Authors' pages to be identified by Author_nnnnn, where nnnnn is the (numeric) Author_ID.
          → Directory-structure in thousands: Author_mm.
          → Use Author_ID in all Tables.
          → Needed because of difficulties transferring special characters in file names.
      3. Backups: Copying Errors:
        1. Investigate & fix directory error when backing up ZoomSearch database.
        2. This directory structure was set "not to back-up". Determine why this was ignored.
      4. Books: Create "Books by Subject" and "Books by Title" lists
      5. Books/Papers: Create list of "Identity" papers - and books - to obtain (ie. the "zzz"s)
      6. Books/Papers: Create Second-Level Jump (+ maybe split pages) for Philosophy / Identity Papers / Books Full - similar to Blackberry pages
      7. Books/Papers: Determine more efficient method of updating "Books to Papers", "Papers to Notes" and "Books to Notes" - use archiving
      8. Education: Read "Barnes (Russell), Ed. - Web Designer".
      9. General: Fix "American" date formats in Electronic Resources page
      10. Notes: Create "who's who" of respondents (will just be private notes)
      11. Notes: Create Functor to facilitate addition of Audio Files to Music Page (not sure why raised - see ID=348)
      12. Papers: Remove all large 'Comments' that have been utilised to expand Paper Abstracts (by moving them to Notes13). Cancelled and replaced by simply appending large (> 5k) Comments to Abstracts, so the work-around looks seamless.
      13. Photos: As revealed by Spider: Links failing in NotesPrint_1282_0_P_R.htm. 20 items.
      14. Technology: Create own local webserver
      15. Technology: Increase use of Frames14
      16. Technology: Investigate Wiki-technology (inc. Confluence, Plone CMS & Windows Help)
      17. WebRefs: Add collection of "non-identity" weblinks.
      18. WebRefs: Complete investigation and correction of broken “External” Links.
      19. WebRefs: The Spider was generating WebRefs. Procedurally, this ought not to have been possible.
        1. The major problem turned out to be because unprocessed15 URLs got added to the end of the last WebLinks_Tester_Brief page, which then got Spidered. I've stopped this happening, so hopefully the problem will not recur. The fix was made in 18Q2.
        2. However, 4 other creations appeared - dated 18/05/18 - from the run of 10/07/18. The creation date was from the previous spider run, but the IDs show that they were produced in the latest run.
        3. I've re-opened the case! But now Spider_Ctrl outputs the message 'Check Webrefs_To_Be_Added_By_Spider_Detail and run Webrefs_Add if necessary'.
        4. The August 2020 run produced a list of 163 items. I think these are all down to fixes undertaken following a full WebRefs check run. I need to check and find out why the lists appear.
        5. Maybe they come from the 'WebRef Missing' page on WebLinks_Tester, which arises as a result of running Map_WebRefs, which regenerates the WebRef_Maps table, via Map_WebRefs_Mapper, after I've fixed the links on Webrefs_Table. There are 146 such items as of end August 2020, but they had all disappeared by a re-run of early September 2020.
        6. I assume it's some sort of timeing issue, so I'm cancelling the change.
  2. Other Websites: Outstanding Items By Priority:-
    • Priority: 1
      1. Bridge (On-Going): Regular updates to the Hutton Bridge Club Website.
      2. Bridge (On-Going): Regular updates to the Mountnessing Bridge Club Website.
      3. Enigma (On-Going): Termly updates to the Enigma Ensemble Website.
    • Cancelled Developments
      1. Bridge: Create "Small Sites" database for Alaric (if chased)
      2. Bridge: Run Eve Goblets - if asked!



Outstanding Developments by Category
  1. Own Website: Outstanding Items By Category:-
    • Abstracts
      1. Priority 2 (In Progress): Ensure some minimal data on Abstracts for Identity Papers Read
    • Aesthetics
      1. Priority 3: Undertake a trawl through all (categories of) web-page, making aesthetic improvements, and correcting content.
    • Architecture
      1. Priority 1 (In Progress): Compact and Repair Problems
        1. On compacting and repairing my main database I sometimes get the error "The query cannot be completed. Either the size of the query result is larger than the maximum size of a database (2 GB), or there is not enough temporary storage space on the disk to store the query result".
        2. It happens 3 times while the database is re-opening.
        3. There is lots of space, and the database is only 600Mb (and the error started when it was under 500Mb).
        4. This mostly happens after I've run long processes, so I usually close the database, re-open it and then try the compact and repair. Usually this works, but not always. But I then try again and the message disappears.
        5. I strongly suspect that this is MS Access itself re-indexing tables, and blowing up a temporary database, but I can’t find any evidence for this on-line. Or help, other than suggestions to split databases and do other sensible things. Given that the error occurs when the database is re-opening, with no temporary file visible, is very strange.
        6. 17/04/20 - set MaxLocksPerFile to 1,000,000 (from the default 9,500). Sadly, it doesn't seem to have made a difference.
      2. Priority 1 (In Progress): Complete XRef-re-engineering project:-
        1. Ensure all links and link-pages use the new XRef table, and pension off the old tables.
        2. Look into writing out specific object-identifiers, and linking thereto for Citations, rather than paragraph references. An issue is multiple instances of the same object in a document.
        3. Check all link-types still work and fix any errors.
        4. Complete the auto-triggering of regeneration of “associated” link pages.
        5. Fix update bug in Convert_Webrefs.
        6. Fix Bug whereby PaperSummary pages seem to have “Works-” and “Books/Papers-” Citings that refer to the same link-pages.
        7. Document the process!
      3. Priority 1 (In Progress): Document10, Repair & update my Website site-map
      4. Priority 1 (On-Going): Review effectiveness of hyperlinking method in the light of PhD and Philosophy of Religion experience.
      5. Priority 1: Where possible, use ID rather than NAME for in-page hyperlinks
      6. Priority 2: Improve flexibility of password-protected areas (ie. multiple areas, with different log-ons).
      7. Priority 3: Add scrolling titles to Lists
      8. Cancelled: Create expandable lists in Abstracts, Notes ("Plus table17=12" cells? For categorised lists)
    • Authors
      1. Cancelled: Completely re-engineer Authors processing to use IDs rather than Names:-
        1. CANCELLED: Originally needed because of difficulties transferring special characters in file names. But, this can be achieved by avoiding special characters in Author_Name, and putting them in Author_Name_Display.
        2. Had been:-
          → Authors' pages to be identified by Author_nnnnn, where nnnnn is the (numeric) Author_ID.
          → Directory-structure in thousands: Author_mm.
          → Use Author_ID in all Tables.
          → Needed because of difficulties transferring special characters in file names.
    • Backups
      1. Priority 1: Investigate Record-count discrepancies:-
        1. How do website files work as far as counts are concerned?
        2. Why aren't they recorded in Backup_History, nor the fact that the website was backed up?
        3. Different counts depending on whether new or old laptop is backed up. Investigate 63k discrepancy - lower on new laptop.
      2. Priority 1: Review architecture to improve performance; Need to document first
      3. Priority 2: Determine why flag on directories "not to be backed up" gets reset
      4. Priority 2: Investigate historic error messages
      5. Cancelled: Copying Errors:
        1. Investigate & fix directory error when backing up ZoomSearch database.
        2. This directory structure was set "not to back-up". Determine why this was ignored.
    • Books
      1. Priority 1: Further improve the time to regenerate Book Summaries. Now takes about 21 minutes, but should be under 5 minutes!
      2. Work-around: Book Comments: if there are explicit internal links to files in Book Comments, they cannot work both in the BookSummary and BookPaperAbstracts, which are at different directory levels. So, don’t put them in the Comments – only in the Abstract.
      3. Work-around: Books - Referencing of Notes: The "+NnnnN+" method works from the Book Summary, "++nnn++" from Book Abstract, but neither vice-versa.
      4. Work-around: Books by Location: the jump table led to an invalid location. I bodged the data, by deleting an unused location, and didn’t properly investigate.
      5. Work-around: Books to Notes: There’s an issue if a Note changes from Secure to non-Secure, but I bodged the data and didn’t try to fix it.
      6. Cancelled: Create "Books by Subject" and "Books by Title" lists
    • Books/Papers
      1. Priority 1: Investigate whether multiple Subject/Topic/Subtopic usage leads anywhere (ie. are just the first (of 3) actually used). Fix anything amiss.
      2. Priority 1: Reformat the BookCitings and PaperCitings pages:-
        1. Detail PaperCitings Pages: Include only useful information on the detail pages; but if there are multiple links from the same object, include them on the same line as 'extra links' as in BookCitings (copy the code: or, better, combine the two subs).
        2. Summary (Author Letter) pages: Include counts (as in Authors' Citations).
        3. Ensure uses the Cross_Reference table.
        4. Document!
      3. Priority 3: Introduce check that if a Book is flagged as "read" so are its Papers. Manual check completed in March 2018.
      4. Priority 3: Review the effectiveness of the categorised reading lists for both Papers and Books.
      5. Cancelled: Create list of "Identity" papers - and books - to obtain (ie. the "zzz"s)
      6. Cancelled: Create Second-Level Jump (+ maybe split pages) for Philosophy / Identity Papers / Books Full - similar to Blackberry pages
      7. Cancelled: Determine more efficient method of updating "Books to Papers", "Papers to Notes" and "Books to Notes" - use archiving
    • Bridge
      1. Priority 1 (In Progress): Develop auto-reconciliation routines vs EBU results download
      2. Priority 3: Hand-Dealing:
        1. Some hands not showing in consolidated lists
        2. Bidding sometimes missing for SD (maybe connected)
    • Documenter
      1. Priority 1 (On-Going): Investigate the error reports from the Documenter, especially unused variables & queries.
      2. Priority 1 (In Progress): Provide Functional Documentation for Website Generator (using Notes)
      3. Priority 3: Investigate & fix “Query Fragments” issue.
      4. Priority 3: Separate Documenter from the main database & code, then add a parameter so it doesn’t necessarily document itself.
      5. Priority 3: Undertake a trawl through the code for all functions within the generator – making improvements for efficiency and function. Supply rudimentary functional documentation as a spin-off therefrom.
      6. Priority 5: Technical Documenter:-
        1. Investigate possibilities of retailing the documenter.
        2. Enhance to document Macros.
        3. Look at ways of documenting other (MS Access) databases & trial on Northwind.
    • Education
      1. Priority 1: "Sitepoint (Learnable) - Sitepoint Learnable Web Development Courses": Membership cancelled, but plan what to do with the eBooks in my possession.
      2. Priority 1 (In Progress): Read "PC Pro - Computing in the Real World".
      3. Priority 1: Read "White (Ron) & Downs (Timothy Edward) - How Computers Work: The Evolution of Technology".
      4. Priority 2: "Harvard University - CS50 Introduction to Computer Science": Re-start, or maybe just "audit".
      5. Priority 2: "Harvard University - CS50W Web Programming with Python and JavaScript": Re-start, or maybe just "audit".
      6. Priority 2: Bitcoin & Blockchain: Understand better
      7. Priority 2: Bootstrap: Investigate.
      8. Cancelled: Read "Barnes (Russell), Ed. - Web Designer".
    • Facebook
      1. Priority 3: Upgrade my Facebook page ("Facebook - Understand Facebook & Build Personal Facebook Page") using "Abram (Carolyn) - Facebook for Dummies: Fifth Edition" for inspiration / guidance.
    • General
      1. Cancelled: Fix "American" date formats in Electronic Resources page
    • Infrastructure
      1. Priority 1: iCloud for Windows: Re-install & solve 'The upload folder for iCloud Photos is missing' problem. Try on new Laptop.
    • Notes
      1. Priority 1: Add "Note Alternates" to Note pages.
      2. Priority 1: Add option in Auto-Reference Notes to automatically ignore words containing certain strings that include the key-word (eg. ignore 'grace' and 'trace' when indexing 'race')
      3. Priority 1: Add option in Auto-Reference Notes to only confirm new items (leaving previously-flagged items untouched)
      4. Priority 1: Allow the option to concatenate Notes in the Printed version (ie. linearly embed them essay-style), rather than treating the hyperlinks as footnotes – but still keep the hyperlink & cross-referencing in place.
        1. For use as "disclaimers" - eg. for "Plug Notes".
        2. For Thesis / essays: the difficulty here is the need for linking passages to make the text run smoothly.
      5. Priority 1: As part of the Cross-Referencing project, check out the consistent treatment of Note 87511, which should be universally ignored. Recently, links to it appeared on Book-Summaries, Book_Paper_Abstracts and Note_Book_Links, as a Note referencing a Book. The critical item was a row on the Note_Book_Links table.
      6. Priority 1: Determine why very long printable notes (eg. Level 3+ for Note 17016) are being truncated. Probably suppress them in any case, as they take far too long to load.
      7. Priority 1: Enhance Functors to work for selected non-temp Notes so that up-to-date stats can be incorporated. This is complex as I want to avoid production of an Archived Note each time a non-Temp Note is regenerated. I also want to ensure that Notes whose variable text consists entirely of Functors get archived correctly (which they might not if I removed Functor-generated text from Notes before saving them to the Notes table).
      8. Priority 1: Fix bugs in multi-level footnoting in Printable Notes – the referencing is going wrong.
      9. Priority 1: Full Notes_Link Pages Regen: Determine why the last run took 2.49 hours on 02/09/2020 (and climbing) and see if performance can be improved.
      10. Priority 1: Investigate Note_Links: Section references seem to be incorrect
      11. Priority 1: Printable Notes: fix the bug whereby the “private” flag is round the wrong way.
      12. Priority 1: Split Aeon Page18 into multiple sub-pages (either by topic or by priority)
      13. Priority 1: Suppress the publication of the Printable versions of Temp Notes
      14. Priority 2: Add "Specific", "Contextual" & "General" Notes as an optional footer to all Notes. I think this is important – part of the difficulty in understanding some philosophers is knowing what their background assumptions are, as this influences what they take to be “obvious” or “a given”.
      15. Priority 2: Bug: "++ NP ++" links to previously linked note or to (non-)Note 0. Example19!
      16. Priority 2: Check (in use) that the optional "don't print" feature for specific footnotes doesn't print other footnotes further down the chain. Probably OK.
      17. Priority 2: Enable reproduction of archived “Printed Notes”.
      18. Priority 2: Improve Printable notes processing for "Temp" Notes (ie. produce a "_T" (& include all "_T"s), but leave standard prints free of "Temps".
      19. Priority 2: Investigate Notes Archiving - see if could re-create re-formatted if required from saved historical versions (but not fixed re directories)
      20. Priority 2: Reading Lists: Fix duplications:-
        1. Items "cited" and "categorised" (sometimes seem to) appear twice.
        2. Books and "single papers" of that Book both appear.
      21. Priority 3: Fix problem with broken bespoke links to Printed Notes from Archived Notes.
      22. Priority 3: Improve flexibility of reading lists attached to printable version of Notes (different sort orders, priority items only, etc).
      23. Priority 3: Improve reading-lists from Notes (ie. firstly PID, then all starting with topic from Philosophy Papers Full)
      24. Cancelled: Create "who's who" of respondents (will just be private notes)
      25. Cancelled: Create Functor to facilitate addition of Audio Files to Music Page (not sure why raised - see ID=348)
    • Papers
      1. Priority 1: The monthly regeneration process for Paper Abstracts was still takeing just over 5 hours. Problem is with Cross_Reference_Deletions and Cross_Reference_Additions. I thought it could not be fixed until the cross-referencing project is fully complete and documented. However, it spontaneously improved to 1.6 hours in the August 2020 run. Monitor!
      2. Priority 2: When "+PnnnP+" reference used in an Object, allow "#Reference" style to be more specific where in the Paper Abstract the reference is.
      3. Cancelled: Remove all large 'Comments' that have been utilised to expand Paper Abstracts (by moving them to Notes24=13). Cancelled and replaced by simply appending large (> 5k) Comments to Abstracts, so the work-around looks seamless.
    • Photos
      1. Priority 1: Develop software & procedure to make adding more content to the photos pages easier to undertake.
      2. Priority 1: Timeline software: Add photos for Holidays & Family History
      3. Cancelled: As revealed by Spider: Links failing in NotesPrint_1282_0_P_R.htm. 20 items.
    • Process
      1. Priority 1: Determine why Recalculation & Changed Book/Papers produce unneeded regeneration.
    • Spider
      1. Priority 1 (On-Going): Analyse the results of the data collection exercise and design a plan of campaign to fix broken Internal links and prevent recurrence.
        1. Correct the code so the problems discovered by the Spider don’t recur.
        2. Delete 'orphan pages' that are never linked to, ie. Use the Spider to prune redundant pages25=7 automatically where possible.
        3. Fix the historical data where errors are uncovered by the Spider. An easier task now the site has a full-regen function.
    • Status
      1. Priority 3: Check how "YTD Planned %" is calculated - seems incorrect early in the Quarter if the plan varies during the year.
    • Technology
      1. Priority 1 (In Progress): Look into Sistrix Smart26=8. Errors and warnings itemised are:-
        1. Duplicate content: seems to be variants on theotodman.com
        2. Title Tags: Empty, too long, identical
        3. Page Not Found
        4. Filesize in excess of 1Mb
        5. Meta-Description: Empty
        6. Few words on Page
        7. H1: Not used, used multiple times per page, identical across pages
        8. Pictures: Alt attribute missing
      2. Priority 2: Increase use of CSS Style Sheets
      3. Priority 3: Investigate the use of RTF in memo fields, so that I can get round the 64k character limit.
      4. Priority 3: Read the Google documentation (Link) to investigate where I’m going wrong in the (failure to) use META tags to ensure my stuff sorts correctly in the search engines.
      5. Priority 3: Use generated Javascript to allow multi-level expandable / contractable lists in Notes and Paper Abstracts.
      6. Priority 3: Very long pages (eg. Concatenated Notes and Book Paper Abstracts) fail to render correctly in Firefox (mostly OK in other browsers). Investigate whether it’s possible to subdivide them.
      7. Priority 4: Add page-hit counters
      8. Cancelled: Create own local webserver
      9. Cancelled: Increase use of Frames27=14
      10. Cancelled: Investigate Wiki-technology (inc. Confluence, Plone CMS & Windows Help)
    • WebRefs
      1. Priority 1 (In Progress): Webrefs_Update failing because IE loops with Aeon / Psyche pages. Currently doing manual checking - try to find an automated solution.
      2. Priority 1: Documentation & Bug-fixes: Phase 2
        1. Re-document the procedures in the light of recent changes.
        2. Resolve issues generated / revealed by the spider.
        3. Investigate - and fix where possible - broken links.
      3. Priority 1: Find a way of recording Missing Webrefs other than debug.print: create table, then suppress message for known problems
      4. Priority 1 (On-Going): Investigate items flagged as defunct. Populate Defunct_Explanation in WebRefs_Table. Consider use of FairUse (Link (Fair Use)) for documents no longer available that I'd downloaded.
      5. Priority 1: Investigate WebRefs with Issue = 'URL Translated OK': does the translation really work? How?
      6. Cancelled: Add collection of "non-identity" weblinks.
      7. Cancelled: Complete investigation and correction of broken “External” Links.
      8. Cancelled: The Spider was generating WebRefs. Procedurally, this ought not to have been possible.
        1. The major problem turned out to be because unprocessed28=15 URLs got added to the end of the last WebLinks_Tester_Brief page, which then got Spidered. I've stopped this happening, so hopefully the problem will not recur. The fix was made in 18Q2.
        2. However, 4 other creations appeared - dated 18/05/18 - from the run of 10/07/18. The creation date was from the previous spider run, but the IDs show that they were produced in the latest run.
        3. I've re-opened the case! But now Spider_Ctrl outputs the message 'Check Webrefs_To_Be_Added_By_Spider_Detail and run Webrefs_Add if necessary'.
        4. The August 2020 run produced a list of 163 items. I think these are all down to fixes undertaken following a full WebRefs check run. I need to check and find out why the lists appear.
        5. Maybe they come from the 'WebRef Missing' page on WebLinks_Tester, which arises as a result of running Map_WebRefs, which regenerates the WebRef_Maps table, via Map_WebRefs_Mapper, after I've fixed the links on Webrefs_Table. There are 146 such items as of end August 2020, but they had all disappeared by a re-run of early September 2020.
        6. I assume it's some sort of timeing issue, so I'm cancelling the change.
  2. Other Websites: Outstanding Items By Category:-
    • Bridge
      1. Cancelled: Create "Small Sites" database for Alaric (if chased)
      2. Priority 1 (On-Going): Regular updates to the Hutton Bridge Club Website.
      3. Priority 1 (On-Going): Regular updates to the Mountnessing Bridge Club Website.
      4. Cancelled: Run Eve Goblets - if asked!
    • Enigma
      1. Priority 1 (On-Going): Termly updates to the Enigma Ensemble Website.



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