neil on the web!

many rivers to cross

2008 Oct 04

I might have titled this the long and winding road: to this weblog and the first revision to my website for some years.

Chyrp seems light enough for my means. I can’t get the modules to work for now following the instructions: except that i can if i hand edit the ./includes/config.yaml.php file.


  • textilize enabled_feathers:
  • text

I added - textilize to get textilize to work.

I have changed the screen.css flie to reflect my idea of taste: still a work in progress.

I have reworked using a very differnt style and in PHP. I used my own perl template scripts to build the last version (and m4 before that).

Somewhere along the line I must have used an editor that saved the Byte Order Mark (BOM) of the Unicode Standard. My pages would not validate as XHTML 1.0 Strict! Doh! The answer came from some Googling: Joomla Forum provided the best information.

I used grep -rl $'\xEF\xBB\xBF' * from the top folder of my site to track down the files with the evil BOM. The -r recursivly checks files in sub-folders and -l prints FILE names containing matches. I either used nano e.g. nano technical/technical.php in terminal to strip out the BOM or resaved the files from TextWrangler. My pages now validate to XHTML 1.0 Strict.