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Garden Hortiscopes & History: Looks like a slight glitch in the "Today in History" listing

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ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8898382

The Penelope Hobhouse entry and the Brother Leon entry run together (on my screen, anyway), and it's morphed into a hyperlink, too.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 20, 2011
7:04 AM

Post #8898397

That's odd...what browser are you using? It looks fine in Firefox and IE on my computer.

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8898460

It's messed up on mine as well. I have a Mac and use Safari.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

November 20, 2011
9:04 AM

Post #8898548

I didn't know I was going to get an early weekend morning IT test question...

I just hit the Explorer button on the bottom taskbar on this computer (I think that means I just use IE). No other versions.

Nothing else is awry on my DG home screen. It just appears that the beginning of the Brother Leon paragraph is not separated from the end of the Penelope Hobhouse paragraph (not even by a space). For me, that reads:

[quote]1929: Penelope Hobhouse, English garden writer, designer and television host, was born at Moyola Park, Castledawson, Northern Ireland. She has written numerous garden books1955: Brother Leon (Joseph Sylvestre Sauget), Cuban botanist, died at age 84. He was the author of "Flora of Cuba" and other papers on Cuban plants.[/quote]

In that cut/paste, "...numerous garden books1955: Brother Leon..." to the end is one big ol' clickable link. There is no space between "books" and "1955". I'm assuming there should have been a period after books and 1955 starts a new paragraph.

Is that what you see, too, catz?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8898606

Looks funny on my computer too--Mac, tried with both Safari & Firefox and it shows up the same way.

catzgalore

catzgalore
Burleson, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 20, 2011
12:05 PM

Post #8898702

Yep that's what it looks like to me too ;)

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 21, 2011
5:41 AM

Post #8899628

That's just odd...I checked the formatting and nothing looks out of the way. What do things look like this morning with the new set of trivia?
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2011
8:14 AM

Post #8899813

Looks fine for me this morning, but there aren't any hyperlinks in any of the entries today either, they're just plain text. Yesterday it looked like what happened was a tag used to create a hyperlink didn't get closed properly and the Brother Leon entry ended up being part of the hyperlink to Penelope Hobhouse's books in the Bookworm. It's weird that it didn't show up that way in all browsers though.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 21, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8899831

Found it!
Thanks Liz!

Not being able to see the problem let me overlook the unclosed tag...and the way it is formatted, it blended in with everything else.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8899834

You're welcome! Glad you figured it out!

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 21, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8899865

;o)

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

November 21, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8900485

I didn't understand any of that - but I'm glad nonetheless that all is well.

Today's listings are in standard order.

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 22, 2011
5:44 AM

Post #8901185

I appreciate your calling it to my attention. Don't hesitate to report anything else.
It really helps us keep things looking nice.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

November 22, 2011
8:22 AM

Post #8901392

THAT - I know how to do.

I might even start advocating for more inclusion of landscape architecture's contributions (beyond the obligatory Olmsted references).

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 22, 2011
8:36 AM

Post #8901407

If you have a date, I'll be more than happy to add anything to the feature. It is always dreary to read a whole queue of dead botanist dates. As long as you have a year, month and day, anything of interest to gardeners is quite welcome!

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

November 22, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8901726

I'll look around to see if I can find year/mo/day on any one design - doubt that'll be possible.

Maybe an opening day to a national park or some such that a significant designer contributed to. Likely, it'll be a birthday (or obit) to someone, and then the backstory on who they were or what they did (and obligatory link to more resources).

I'll cogitate on this a bit more...

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 22, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8901728

I'd love to have some new items...we add stuff as we run across them, but everyone has different ways of searching, so the results are unique.

Just shoot me a dmail whenever you run across something and I'll get it added.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

November 26, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8906287

Hey, around here Olmsted is a demi-god, don't you go dissing him!

Mel, do you want to hyperlink to related articles? Sometimes I see a history item and think "hey, so-and-so (or even I) wrote an article about that!"

melody

melody
Benton, KY
(Zone 7a)


November 27, 2011
5:45 AM

Post #8907427

Let me see if I can make it look pretty. My html expertise is minimal. I think I can do it, but let me make sure.
But yes, that's a good idea.

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