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    what does HTML mean? i don't speak techno.
    in the profile page, it asks about HTML being allowed. HUH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    what does HTML mean? i don't speak techno.
    in the profile page, it asks about HTML being allowed. HUH?
    No idea - will ask Hans but be prepared for a very loooonggg, borrrinngggg techo reply!

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    Hans not home til this eve and google quicker - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML

    still don't understand it though!

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    It is an acronym for HyperText Markup Language. It is the code that is 'behind' websites....it basically tells the internet how to make things appear and what to do.

    This is a helpful website to explain things better:
    http://www.arachnoid.com/lutusp/html_tutor.html

    I am a non-IT person working in an IT department (on the admin side), and half the time I feel like everyone is speaking a different language. I have to look things up on the web (bloomin' acronyms) on a daily basis!

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    Ah, promising about the attention span required to read it but I'm sorry Mary, I STILL glazed over after the first sentence! Hopefully it will answer BW's question though!

    I did a summer job at IBM while I was at uni - the in-joke was that IBM stood for 'Its Better Manually'!!!

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    I am an unemployed IT person. Yes it means Hyper Text Markup Language. It simply is the language the internet speaks. Funny how it looks like English huh?

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    my mac speaks has no language skills. no bold, no italics, no underlines, etc. so i'm going to try italics the way i was just shown:

    hello, everyone


    there. i know i'm now in another mode, but did it work?


    Edit: nope. i got something wrong.



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    anyway, is this why i sometimes get written material, usually in emails, that look like they're written in hieroglyphs? because it's in another 'language"?

    or i sometimes can't send images to chit-chat by copy-paste? because the forum and my mac speak different languages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    anyway, is this why i sometimes get written material, usually in emails, that look like they're written in hieroglyphs? because it's in another 'language"?

    or i sometimes can't send images to chit-chat by copy-paste? because the forum and my mac speak different languages?
    geen flauw idee!!!

    (my favourite Dutch expression - well, of the clean ones - means no bloomin idea!)

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    now, that expression is DEFINITELY written in a different language. neither my puter nor i can understand it :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    now, that expression is DEFINITELY written in a different language. neither my puter nor i can understand it :lol:
    And you wouldn't BELIEVE how you say it! Let me just say, I'd use an umbrella if someone says it to your face!

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    :lol:

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    i don't know how or if you can do this on a mac or in other browers, but if you're using microsoft internet explorer, got to "View" on the top menu bar, and then select "Source". it'll show you the HTML (all the code that goes into making the page look and behave the way it does).

    i don't claim to understand all of it, but it's pretty interesting to look at.

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    Velly intelesting! Don't mean to offend anyone, but I find this amusing. I really don't care how it works, just that it does! When my computer goes bad, my life gets really crazy! :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    i don't know how or if you can do this on a mac or in other browers, but if you're using microsoft internet explorer, got to "View" on the top menu bar, and then select "Source". it'll show you the HTML (all the code that goes into making the page look and behave the way it does).

    i don't claim to understand all of it, but it's pretty interesting to look at.
    i saw it. it said the quilting message box was being shut down for maintenance for 18 minutes. what the heck does that mean? did you get that same message?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Edit: nope. i got something wrong.
    Mach dir nix draus! (A clean German saying of don't worry about it)

    My eyes glaze too at geeky computer talk. I expect it to work flawlessly every time.

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