Re: [Clip] Columnar data display
- I have benefitted several times from people writing clips which were better,
more advanced, worked when mine didn't. I often write directly to the
person to thank them. Frankly, thank you type of messages are considered
bad form on several of the lists I belong to because they don't advance the
It all depends on how quickly the help gets there .... and sometimes the
clip is to achieve a one time data conversion or something so no matter how
good it gets ... I had one like that a while back where on day two of the
excitement I used the clip rendered by the "group" and on day three or so
someone did it in about one line instead of the 25 the committee used.
Sometimes the end product is awesome and used over and over. A good example
of excitement paying off was when we started the "snatch a web-safe" color
thread. We wrote a clip to get the color from an outside source (freeware
program) and the frank instead writes a great clip to put the colors in the
clip bar (which I need to go get again after a meltdown this weekend ....
sigh hard disk wiped). I used the ultimate output. I was also duly
impressed by the generate a page on the fly clip in the middle of the
Anyway ... as it may get overlooked sometimes ... thanks to all for
contributing to my specific questions on occaision and to my knowledge base
every time I read one of your posts.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stephen Riddle" <stephen@...>
Sent: Sunday, July 01, 2001 7:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Clip] Columnar data display
> thefrank wrote:
> > My notes say that Stephen, Wheeler, Dan, and myself were involved in
> > that thread, but there may have been others. Seems I recall the
> > person who started the thread was never heard from again...
> Seems like that happens a lot. Someone asks what they think is a simple
> question and a bunch of us get all excited and have fun.
> Would be nice to know if we answer the question though.
> <sigh>Guess manners can't be legislated. </sigh>
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