You might not be alone in that sentiment, but
I'm pretty sure that there are others that
highly value Dan's knowledge, regardless of how
he phrases it - maybe that's me being
stereotypically Australian, but I appreciate
people calling a spade a spade, rather than
wasting time trying to make people feel "less
bad" after posting an asinine question in the
I stay on this list for *information*, not so I
can feel all happy with bunnies, fluffy puppies
and fairies at the bottom of the garden. And I
agree with Jonathan that the prospect of Dan
describing my thinking as Woolly also
encourages me to do my homework first -
generally considered Good Practice for people in
this industry IMHO, and certainly for those
subscribing to any mailing list - including this
Maybe time to grow a thicker skin and realise
that responses like Dan's - while blunt - are
almost invariably useful? I'll take "blunt" over
"wrong" any day of the week.
I'm back, and I'd like to thank you for the help.
As a result of the
problem/question/discussion/solution(s), I now
have become aware of the whole new world of
customizing Apache , and more specifically, the
choices in dealing with URL redirection. Rather
than the original problem being my little
one-time issue, I learned that this is simply
part of the business that needs to be managed.
The single line error.html entry in OS X Server
was simply the tip of the tip of the iceberg.
As little perspective. I entered the web hosting
fray when I migrated from pure FileMaker database
developer to FileMaker web publisher using Chris
Hansen's fx.php class to interface with PHP. This
opened up a world of opportunity to deliver
professional web based database solutions. It
also started me down the path of using OS X
Server which is the ultimate Pandora's box for
the uninitiated. My Filemaker colleagues are
impressed with what I have accomplished, yet some
of the OS X Server community views beginner-type
questions with annoyance. Please be assured that
in my case, I would prefer to either solve the
problem myself or at least ask intelligent
questions. Sometimes it just doesn't appear that
way, and for that I ask indulgence....except from
Dan, of course. ;-) I also would prefer "blunt"
over "wrong" or no answer at all.
One more question...I get the hint about Bottom
Posting. How about trimming long messages?
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