.: The Eternal Question

What would you do if you had no time to spare but had the enthusiasm to do something that gave you satisfaction? The answer to this question would be to spend few sleepless nights or have sleep-deprived nights until reach a level of satisfaction that you need.


What started as a desire to have a works page that would provide an insight into my academic and current research facet of life, went on much further than I had expected it to go.

These pages had a humble beginning from the age old HTML 4.01, and then moved on to XHTML 1.0 and then finally to the bleeding edge XHTML 1.1. XHTML is a stricter and cleaner version of HTML and akin to HTML 4.01. XHTML became a W3C recommendation since 31 May 2001. But it is not without its share of what you can call "pain in the butt" issues.

The template for my page is inspired from a rather simplistic CSS and the navigation menu is derived from Listamatic. The drop shadown in the pictures in the album have been added with ease using GIMP. To see what CSS can do for you, visit css Zen Garden

Some people like love a link from my site to another site to open in a new page. In HTML you could use target="_blank", but the same violates the XHTML 1.1 standards.The work around for the same is to use the code snippet below derived from this source.

<a onclick="window.open(this.href,'_blank');return false;" href="http://mysite.com">My Site </a>

I will post more information as and when I get into a pit and have to find a way around. One thing for sure, is that it will keep me busy and provide a deviation from research.

An indepth look into XHTML can be found at w3schools.

No Spam

I suppose I should start off by offering my condolences to the Hormel food company , which makes the canned meat product SPAM. I'm sure they must be wondering as to how they happened to be the icon of so much of the bad will on the net.

Spam can come from a variety of sources. One of the methods used by spammers is to obtain email addresses from your website and adding them to a database. The spammers assume that you have your email address published in a format like something@something.com

A typical example of what you would not want to receive when someone else is peeking into your monitor. And it adds insult to injury, if you don't happen to suffer from ED


What good is an email address if you can't publish it on a website. A work around to this could be to use something at something dot com which though is a sore in the eye but works or get techie and use something classy called email encryption.

I could not think of a better way to put it. It is not what it is !!
anantha@vt.edu appears like this in the XHTML code.

Fine Print

This is for those who don't look closely enough, or have an uncanny knack of missing the finer details. The © in the footer of every page show the licenses associated with these webpages. Underlined (pity if you are using an unfriendly browser instead of a reloaded) text on these webpages when pointed upon with the mouse cursor give more information on the same and sometimes take you to another URL.

Adhering to the XHTML and CSS standards takes updation to whole new level and keeps the code exceptionally clean and simple. The journey has begun and I will strive to keep this page updated.