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kingsley 15-07-14 11:35 PM

British anodised badges: help needed
 
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Rather a strange request.
I have been collecting 1899-1945 British badges for many years and can claim a reasonable knowledge of them. About 30 years ago I bought a large assorted collection which included a tin of anodised badges, and they have stayed in the tin ever since, plus whatever others fell from the sky. I know nothing about them. Which are rare? Which were disbanded and when etc etc
Can anyone can direct me to a link which shows sets of anodised badges? It might be time to empty the tin and put them on a card. I could even leave space for missing ones in case they also fall from the sky in the next 30 years!
Thanks.

slick_mick 15-07-14 11:50 PM

Hagwalther's book on British Anodised Badges is a good reference.

You can look through mine if you like.

Let's do a catchup sometime.

Mick

Mike H 16-07-14 12:36 PM

You really need to get them out and post a picture . I can see a few corps badges and some others too.

fougasse1940 16-07-14 02:24 PM

Perhaps this might help: http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talk...collection.htm

Rgds, Thomas.

hagwalther 17-07-14 01:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slick_mick (Post 270032)
Hagwalther's book on British Anodised Badges is a good reference.

You can look through mine if you like.

Let's do a catchup sometime.

Mick

Thanks Mick,

At the risk of being accused of blowing own trumpet (which I am):

www.aacapbadges.com

Regards

Chris

kingsley 17-07-14 06:25 AM

Thanks
 
Thanks all for your help, will do further research. Obviously I need the book.
Is it possible to see pictures of the Cuniffe badges? All I can find on my computer is the list.

Wmr-RHB 17-07-14 12:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingsley (Post 270176)
Thanks all for your help, will do further research. Obviously I need the book.
Is it possible to see pictures of the Cuniffe badges? All I can find on my computer is the list.

It seems that the badges are not on trhe ebsite where they should be.

Broken website :mad:

You could try the e-mail address there to inform him of that.

Alan O 17-07-14 12:59 PM

It works perfectly well for me so perhaps its your browser?

Wmr-RHB 17-07-14 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan O (Post 270209)
It works perfectly well for me so perhaps its your browser?

Verry strange. I us Firefox btw.

I get empty frames with an icon that informs tha tthere should be a picture there. When I rightclick there and ask to show the picture (that will then normaly be shown in the browser as the picture alone), I get:
Quote:

Not Found

The requested URL /.\Anodised Territorial_files\0013.jpg was not found on this server.
which is consistent which the empty frames.

Wmr-RHB 17-07-14 01:27 PM

I think I have an explanation (sort of). When I take that URL:
Code:

http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talktalk.net/.\Anodised%20Territorial_files\0001.jpg
and change that into:
Code:

http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talktalk.net/Anodised%20Territorial_files/0001.jpg
by making the idiot \ into / (and removing the superfluous ./ at the beginning), it loads.

And indeed, when you look into the source code of the web page:
HTML Code:

<p align="center"><img src=".\Anodised Territorial_files\0001.jpg" width="128" Height="155" BORDER="2"></p>
Which is outright wrong!.

Apparently, when you have a Windows system and/or a MS browser, something is "repairing" that on the flight.

(I use not only Firefox, but it runs on Linux (openSUSE))

kingsley 18-07-14 02:25 AM

Loading web page
 
Thanks for the corrections, I did succeed in loading the pictures one at a time. Is it possible to open a whole page at a time?

Wmr-RHB 18-07-14 08:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingsley (Post 270303)
Thanks for the corrections, I did succeed in loading the pictures one at a time. Is it possible to open a whole page at a time?

That depends very much on your skills in IT and of course in the operating system and thus the tools you have available.

You could store the whole page in some file and then use an editor to change all the \s into /s. And then load the edited page in your browser. That is roughly what I would try. But as the URL inside the page is relative to the URL of the page, you have to make them absolute to point from your local stored page to the remote pictures. Which requires to change the .\ (or maybe ./ after the first action) in http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talktalk.net/

To take my example from above:
Code:

<p align="center"><img src=".\Anodised Territorial_files\0001.jpg" width="128" Height="155" BORDER="2"></p>
must be replaced by
Code:

<p align="center"><img src="http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talktalk.net/Anodised Territorial_files/0001.jpg" width="128" Height="155" BORDER="2"></p>
and that for all img specifications in the page.

There will most probably be more of those URL pointers (not to images) inside the page. When you do not change them, the page will miss some items, but the pictures will be there. When you want it in full glory, you have to change all the other URLs also.

But, as advised earlier, an e-mail to the web-master might help him to repair his site.

54Bty 18-07-14 10:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fougasse1940 (Post 270082)
Perhaps this might help: http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talk...collection.htm

Rgds, Thomas.

I use internet explorer and every page opens fine with all the images.

Marc :)

Mike_2817 18-07-14 10:41 AM

Ditto here and file shows as

http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talk...files/0001.jpg

without the extra .\ you show

Wmr-RHB 18-07-14 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 54Bty (Post 270335)
I use internet explorer and every page opens fine with all the images.

Marc :)

Yes, we found that out above. But it should not only show fine in IE. It should show fine in all standards obeying web browsers.

When you have a problem like this, there can be two who are guilty. The page is wrong or the interpretation is wrong (or both). But in this case it is clear that those URLs are wrong. and that the pages that contain them are thus wrong.

BTW, as an extra I asked the WWW Validation Service to check that page. The result is here:
http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=ht...Inline&group=0
560 Errors! and those faulty URLs are not amongst them (because they fell out of the scope of the HTML syntax as such).

Wmr-RHB 18-07-14 10:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 270340)
Ditto here and file shows as

http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talk...files/0001.jpg

without the extra .\ you show

Yes, as I said above (not calling IE by name) certain browsers seem to rectify the errors. That includes changeing the \ into / and removing he superfluous .\

And then it of course shows to you in it's rectified form the address bar of IE. But in the page it is still wrong, look at the source (if IE allows you to do that, I don't have it).

Mike_2817 18-07-14 11:15 AM

Here you go, fill your boots -

<tr>
<td align="center" SPACER TYPE="block" HEIGHT="155" bordercolor="#000000">
<p align="center"><img src=".\Anodised Cavalry_files\0001.jpg" width="97" Height="155" BORDER="2"></p>
</td>
<td align="center" SPACER TYPE="block" HEIGHT="155" bordercolor="#000000">
<p align="center"><img src=".\Anodised Cavalry_files\0002.jpg" width="100" Height="155" BORDER="2"></p>
</td>

As you say, seems to be optimised for IE and not tested on other browsers!

Wmr-RHB 18-07-14 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike_2817 (Post 270345)
Here you go, fill your boots -
HTML Code:

<tr>
  <td align="center" SPACER TYPE="block" HEIGHT="155" bordercolor="#000000">
  <p align="center"><img src=".\Anodised Cavalry_files\0001.jpg" width="97" Height="155" BORDER="2"></p>
  </td>
  <td align="center" SPACER TYPE="block" HEIGHT="155" bordercolor="#000000">
    <p align="center"><img src=".\Anodised Cavalry_files\0002.jpg" width="100" Height="155" BORDER="2"></p>
  </td>

As you say, seems to be optimised for IE and not tested on other browsers!

I wouldn't call that "optimised". IE has to do extra work in translating these URLs.

Mike_2817 18-07-14 03:07 PM

OK, the word I should have used was 'Tested' on IE

Derrick 19-07-14 12:24 PM

web pages updated
 
:D
opps.

hi , lust got pluged about the thread,

i have updated all the web pager to include the '%20' in the folder name for the pictures.

hope the pages look ok now....


ps: "As you say, seems to be optimised for IE and not tested on other browsers! "

I did try it on an ipad and andriod tablet and all seemed to work ok, my error for not checking the folder name. lol

Wmr-RHB 19-07-14 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derrick (Post 270442)
:D
opps.

hi , lust got pluged about the thread,

i have updated all the web pager to include the '%20' in the folder name for the pictures.

hope the pages look ok now....

No it doesn't.

Nobody in fact complaned about the space to be replaced by the %20.
The complaint was about the URLs containing the MS-DOS/Windows way of specifying a path (using \) instead of doing it correctly (using /).

Derrick 19-07-14 01:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wmr-RHB (Post 270443)
No it doesn't.

Nobody in fact complaned about the space to be replaced by the %20.
The complaint was about the URLs containing the MS-DOS/Windows way of specifying a path (using \) instead of doing it correctly (using /).


as you mention the error is in the html code and i have used the "MS-DOS/Windows way of specifying a path (using \) instead of doing it correctly (using /). ".

the code for the web pages were created automatically and I forgot to include the code to change a DOS path to URL path.


amendments to the web pages will be done as soon as i can do them.

Many thanks.

Wmr-RHB 19-07-14 01:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derrick (Post 270451)
as you mention the error is in the html code and i have used the "MS-DOS/Windows way of specifying a path (using \) instead of doing it correctly (using /). ".

the code for the web pages were created automatically and I forgot to include the code to change a DOS path to URL path.


amendments to the web pages will be done as soon as i can do them.

Many thanks.

Many thanks to you.

It is realy a surprise to have the web-master being a member here. That makes talking a lot easier.

I ventured my critisism about the wrong coding here a bit strongly, never assuming that the code "owner" was tuning in. It was of course also a bit off topic here, but seeing that other members were having problems, I tried to explain to them that it wasn't their fault and that they also could not repair much in their own systems.

The second reason I posted is because I have some strong feelings about web sites being coded in a way that only MicroSoft customers can use them. These are all recognised standards and when coders on tthe server side and browsers on the client site do obey them, it just should work. Alone the saying "optimised for MicroSoft IE version such and such" makes me very badly tempered.

Looking forward to your pages being recoded and thus becoming available to those who do not use MS (for security reasons or financial resaons or other reason).

Derrick 19-07-14 02:20 PM

Hi Henk ,
That's ok , you got to let off steam sometimes.

Quote : 'It is realy a surprise to have the web-master being a member here. '

web-master might not be the right title. (..)

I was testing the web pages on the (Windows) pc's desktop and they worked ok,

In getting carried away with the project I put the pages on the web and they worked ok,

I viewed the pages using IPad 3 and a Samsung tab3 android and still ok.

I didn't want to install Firefox (tut tut) so that's another cop out on my behalf.

Not Having received any comments about problems with the web pages I assumed they were ok.

once again, thanks for your comments.

Ps : updated Anodised_Territorial , could you let me know if its ok now? thanks

Wmr-RHB 19-07-14 02:34 PM

Hallo Derrick,

Yes!! Anodised Territorial is fine now. Thanks a lot.

It is a nice set of pictures!

Wmr-RHB 19-07-14 02:38 PM

Hallo again,

I have a remark of a complete different kind. Look at the 5th Bn Seaforth Highlanders. The badge is missing there and from that point on the captions and badges are not synchronised any more.

Derrick 19-07-14 02:39 PM

wicked, ill edit my program to fix the error.

thanks again.:D:D:D

Derrick 19-07-14 02:41 PM

you must kave looked at the page before i finished uploading the pictures...

Wmr-RHB 19-07-14 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derrick (Post 270468)
you must kave looked at the page before i finished uploading the pictures...

You are right, it is correct now.
But you invited me to check, which I did of course asap :D

Derrick 20-07-14 03:49 PM

All web pages have been updated.

Thanks Derrick.

Derrick 26-07-14 10:16 AM

web pages updated
 
All the web pages have been updated.

Please take a look :
http://www.smle.army-cap-badges.talk...collection.htm

Any questions just ask.....

Thanks for looking.


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