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Spaceships in Conway's Life

Post by Book » January 25th, 2022, 3:55 pm

None of the article links on this page work. Nothing happens when clicked.

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Re: Spaceships in Conway's Life

Post by dvgrn » January 25th, 2022, 4:40 pm

Book wrote:
January 25th, 2022, 3:55 pm
None of the article links on this page work. Nothing happens when clicked.
Hm, that's odd. Is there some new browser policy or some such, about not downloading ZIP files across domains, or something like that? The URLs all seem to be correct, and they all point to the links that can (still) be found, with identical link text, on David Bell's web page.

I guess an easy workaround is just to point to David Bell's web page. But a better workaround would be to LifeViewerize those old articles, all seven parts. Has that really not been done yet?

Looks like it was done at one point -- there's a link to an HTML version from Paul Callahan's home page. But the link is defunct, and that wouldn't have been LifeViewer anyway... possibly a Java app, but those tended to stop working a decade or so ago.

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Re: Spaceships in Conway's Life

Post by Book » January 25th, 2022, 5:16 pm

dvgrn wrote:
January 25th, 2022, 4:40 pm
Book wrote:
January 25th, 2022, 3:55 pm
None of the article links on this page work. Nothing happens when clicked.
Hm, that's odd. Is there some new browser policy or some such, about not downloading ZIP files across domains, or something like that? The URLs all seem to be correct, and they all point to the links that can (still) be found, with identical link text, on David Bell's web page.

I guess an easy workaround is just to point to David Bell's web page. But a better workaround would be to LifeViewerize those old articles, all seven parts. Has that really not been done yet?

Looks like it was done at one point -- there's a link to an HTML version from Paul Callahan's home page. But the link is defunct, and that wouldn't have been LifeViewer anyway... possibly a Java app, but those tended to stop working a decade or so ago.
Puzzles me too, If there was a zip issue, it would be server-side policy, but should result in some sort of error returned.

Wait, I found the problem. Those wiki links are http not https. A server-side issue (server should redirect http to https) but easy to fix. I just did.

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