[linux-elitists] educational HTML mail needed

Paul J Collins sneakums@eircom.net
Wed Jul 19 14:26:27 PDT 2000


>>>>> "Deirdre" == Deirdre Saoirse <deirdre@deirdre.net> writes:

    Deirdre> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Vinnie Chassot wrote:
    >> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Joakim Ziegler wrote:
    >> 
    >> > I particularly like <img src="file://c/con/con">, mostly for
    >> > its instant effect. Works only on Win, of course, and not
    >> > even on all browsers, but where it works, it's *beautiful*.
    >> 
    >> Clue me -- I have no clue what that does.

    Deirdre> Actually, the source is wrong. It should be <img
    Deirdre> src="C:\CON\CON"> which means, from the console driver,
    Deirdre> feed the file "CON" (which doesn't exist) in as the image
    Deirdre> source. It can be a big harf-o-matic.

It's not that the file doesn't exist, but that it's the console device
in Windows, and the file name "con" is hijacked no matter what the
context.  I've seen reports of people creating files called "lpt1" and
not being able to delete them, due to the DOS substrate sticking its
oar in.

Paul.

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