Attachments

[From Bruce Abbott (991006.1020 EST)]

[Bob Christensen (991006.0256)] --

A few people have requested email copies of my dissertation entitled
"Developing and Evaluating a Meditation and Self-Help Group Based on
Perceptual Control Theory". I have decided to go ahead and post the entire
document to CSGnet as an attachment (bigd71.doc) so whoever is interested can
download it. The file is an MS Word 7.0 document which is about 1/2 meg. in
size (204 pgs. with appendices, 160 pgs. of text). The figure in the
appendix on pg. 179 will be blank because it is one that I Xeroxed from a
drawing. Otherwise it should all be there.

This is not specifically addressed at Bob, but at everyone who might wish to
post attachments directly to CSGnet rather to individuals. Attachments are
appended to the archived messages of CSGnet. If they are ASCII (text)
documents these appear O.K., but if they are in some other format (e.g.,
binary files, word processing files), these appear as a long, continuous
file of meaningless letters and numbers, and they can balloon up the size of
the archive file enormously. (Bob's dissertation took the current archive
file from 100K to 871K in a single post.) This can make downloading an
archive file a lengthly process, and of course wastes a considerable amount
of storage space on the list server.

Bottom line: I would suggest using non-ascii attachments sparingly when
posting to CSGnet.

Regards,

Bruce

[From Bob Christensen (991011.1230 PT)]

[Bruce Abbott (991011.1139 EST)] --

<< This is not specifically addressed at Bob, but at everyone who might wish
to
post attachments directly to CSGnet rather to individuals. Attachments are
appended to the archived messages of CSGnet. If they are ASCII (text)
documents these appear O.K., but if they are in some other format (e.g.,
binary files, word processing files), these appear as a long, continuous
file of meaningless letters and numbers, and they can balloon up the size of
the archive file enormously. (Bob's dissertation took the current archive
file from 100K to 871K in a single post.) This can make downloading an
archive file a lengthly process, and of course wastes a considerable amount
of storage space on the list server. >>

Sorry, I did'nt know that posting the dissertation would screw up the
archive. Perhaps someone with the authority can delete my message. The next
time I write a dissertation, I surely won't post it to CSGnet.

Sorry,
Bob C.

[From Hank Folson (991011.1800)]

Bob Christensen (991011.1230 PT)]

[Bruce Abbott (991011.1139 EST)] --

This is not specifically addressed at Bob, but at everyone who might wish
to post attachments directly to CSGnet rather to individuals. Attachments

are

appended to the archived messages of CSGnet.

Sorry,.... The next
time I write a dissertation, I surely won't post it to CSGnet.

One solution for this situation in general is to provide the address(es)
where documents of interest may be found. This can be the writer's
personal Web Page or something more institutional. Even an e-mail address
is adequate, if the author is willing to e-mail attachments to all who
ask.

Sincerely,
Hank Folson

704 ELVIRA AVE. REDONDO BEACH CA 90277
Phone: 310-540-1552 Fax: 310-316-8202 Web Site: www.henryjames.com