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dosgames.com site update March 26th 2004

 
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emmzee
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 9:51 pm     Post subject: dosgames.com site update March 26th 2004 Reply with quote

Man, the update process for this site is a pain in the arse. If I ever died and someone had to take over this site, they'd have a helluva time with the archaic system I've got goin here. A Frikkin Cuccoan Anyways, today's update is, as usual, copied directly from the front page:

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Huzzah! Suddenly, six new games appear on the website! Upon closer inspection, they seem to be The Black Cauldron, Carmageddon Demo, Mastermind, Number Munchers, Snipes and Three. Make these lost gaming gems your own (for free, mind you!) by harkening over to the Newest Additions section.

The newsletter should be going out sometime soon. As always, please report any and all of my grievous errors. (Or non-grievous errors, even) Bai bai. Blissful
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2004 11:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you code the site in?
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Joris
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 9:18 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, finally you updated Blissful

@Kazer0: Darren's own words: "dosgames.com is an oldschool site, not just in content, but in design and coding Tbbbbbth!" lol
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 1:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The site is almost entirely in html ... poorly coded html Wink I used php but mostly for includes and a few other small things (like the download page). If you're interested in what the W3 thinks of my good 'ol design, check out the results from the W3 Validator here:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dosgames.com

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 4:10 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

*Checks link*

Holy crap dude your site is a monster! I'm surprised it hasn't developed a will of its own and taken over the uploading process... Shifty
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2004 5:11 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, its only because emm used capital letters.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2004 4:36 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

How come even the forum pages are in html? thats messed up.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

They arent. PHP is a Hypertext Preprocessor. In other words, it takes variables and outputs it in HTML. The reason it says .html at the end is because emm installed a search engine friendly listing mod.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2004 8:23 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

The server is fooling you!!! Violent Actually yea kazer0 is right. The mod uses htaccess URL redirection, basically works like this:

When the server sees a URL ending in like posting-nc-mode-reply-t-2813.html (the URL for this post) it matches a regular expression in a list in the htaccess file. It then reinterprets the URL and displays a different page. The trick is that search engines just see the .html URL, not the "real" URL. This is important because if a SE is surfing, say, .php URLs, like view.php?num=9&page=101 it will stop after a certain # of pages ... whereas with html files it will continue capturing pages until it finds 'em all. At least, that's how it was explained to me Wink

A sample line from the htaccess file looks like:
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RewriteRule ^([^/]+)-nc\-([^-]+)\-([^-]+)\-([^-]+)\-([^-]+).html $1.php?$2=$3&$4=$5 [L]

I know how to write a htaccess file but I didn't do this mod ... that kinda stuff is a bit beyond my technical prowess atm.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 11:59 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Hehe, your site's coding is really bad emmzee Happy Wait untill they scan my site Shit-Eating Grin

anyways, thanks for mentioning me in the newsletter Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

omg, who cares how bad the coding is? So long as the site is up and running, and works decently, I'm happy.

-Richard-
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:02 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Heh I don't feel so bad anymore, check out some of the results for validating some of these famous sites:

Slashdot: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.slashdot.org

eBay: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.ebay.com

CNN: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.cnn.com

Blizzard: http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http://www.blizzard.net

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