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peteinsf posted 02-20-2002 12:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for peteinsf  
[Anyone in the known universe of the connected global internet who was not using a Microsoft browser] was having problems seeing these [because of the malformed source links] so I will post them:

Fast Foot
Lower Unit Install
Power Head
Dyno Run

Here is the original link (note: [Anyone in the known universe of the connected global internet who was not using a Microsoft browser may have problems viewing the low resolution GIF files because of malformed source links]


Tom W Clark posted 02-20-2002 12:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
I had trouble with the original link. The photos were not viewable with Netscape 4.76 but were viewable when I tried Internet Explorer 5 (both browsers used on my Mac). I have had this problem before.
Tom W Clark posted 02-20-2002 12:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Actually, upon closer examination it appears Netscape interprets the %20 in the URL as a blank space and thus cannot resolve the address. Any computer heads out there help us with this one?

By the way Pete, those are great photos and interesting comments that go with them in the article.

All new gearcases on the V-6's. They look nice, but I kept wondering: With the streamlined go-fast shape of the new gearcase (even the non-high perfomance one), what keeps kelp and seaweed from hanging up on it and blocking the water intakes? (I speak from experience here) Wouldn't a more fully "swept" profile be better?

jimh posted 02-20-2002 01:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The problem is poor coding of the HTML at the website. There are almost 100 errors on that one page. I'll send the guy a note about it.
peteinsf posted 02-20-2002 01:08 AM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    

Can you fix the middle two photo links in this thread? I buggered them up.

jimh posted 02-20-2002 01:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The issue with the spaces is the author of that page has failed to encode the spaces as "%20". Such encoding is required if URIs contain space characters, otherwise the space is interpreted as the end of the URI.

Some browsers seem to have built-in error correction for this, but some do not.

It is similar to transmitting a television picture that can only be received on RCA sets. It works if you have an RCA set, but a lot of people see blank space. When Pete first posted it, I thought it was a joke.


peteinsf posted 02-20-2002 01:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    

Do you mean that the tip of the gear case extends forward of the rest of the lower-end?

It look like "stuff" would get caught on it. I have an Evinrude 2002 catalog around that has a picture of the new standard "V6 gearcase" I'll have to look at it more closely.

Tom W Clark posted 02-20-2002 01:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
jimh, thanks for sluething that mystery for us.

Pete, yes that's what I mean. Look at the second photo and you'll see the high performance gearcase. OK, it's bullet shaped. But then look at the sixth and eighth photos and you'll see the normal gearcase and there is still a little bullet tip out in front of the leading edge of the gear case. Hey, I live on Puget Sound, seaweed capital of the world!

peteinsf posted 02-20-2002 01:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for peteinsf    

I didn't notice it before, I saw one at the SF boat show and missed it there too.

Here is a picture from the 2002 catalog:

jimh posted 02-20-2002 01:43 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
[Fixed the hyper links in Pete's original post and added editorial comments..:-) ]
jimh posted 02-20-2002 01:56 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
More on the "%20" -vs- [space] :

After checking with my HTML/HTTP expert (my son the UNIX geek) it seems that at the protocol level no spaces can be tolerated in the HTTP request because a space is used as a delimiter between elements of the request. If a URI contains a space, the space MUST be encoded as "%20".

The behavior of some browsers is to silently substitute "%20" for any spaces it finds that were not encoded in a URI before the browser sends that request via the HTTP protocol to the server. Microsoft seems to do this. Netscape Navigator does not.

You can compare this behavior and decide which one you like. Netscape follows the rules. Microsoft does not, but in breaking the rules it gains an advantage for its product because the non-sophisticated user will think that the MS browser "works better" when it silently fixes these errors.

The problem occurs when an author, like this one, creates a page with dozens of these errors in it (79 total errors in the page mentioned above), and never notices any of them because his Microsoft browser fixes the problem. That makes the author think his HTML is working, but of course it is not. The HTML is very flawed, but it does not harm the display of the page until someone with a browser that follows the rules tries to visit.

Ironically, in television the SONY TV set does much the same thing. Their home TV video circuits and Trinitron tube tend to mask many problems in the television signal, making it look "better" than it really is. This is why you seldom see any SONY video monitors used for really professional video quality monitoring. You want the most accurate monitor possible so you CAN see all the problems in the picture that become invisible on a SONY. Of course, consumers love the look of a SONY TV, even though it is not the best.


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