Changes to promote a uniform look to the press page. A news item now
has the following format:
<month-and-year> o <organization-name> <date-of-article> <BR> <name-of-article> <BR> by <author-name> <BR> <additional-description> o ...
The press page is presently coded as an HTML document, so the
following discussion will use html terminology.
<month-and-year> is a <h2> section element, with a <ul> list as its child. Each list item is enclosed in a pair of <p>,</p> tags and consequently appears as one paragraph to a browser. <organization-name> will be a link to the primary web site of the organization in the news item. <date-of-article> is presented as: (nn)? <month-name> <year>. Here <month-name> is the full name of the month. <year> is a 4 digit year. The (nn?) is the numeric day of the month, if available. The <organization> and <date-of-article> items are rendered as `bold' on suitably capable browsers. <name-of-article> is the title of the article and is a link to the actual article on the WWW. <author-name> names the author of the article, or, in the case of company press releases, states that it is a press release. <additional-description> consists of a few lines (one paragraph) summarizing the article so that readers do not need to download the article in question to decide if it is interesting.
Entries in a month with a date are sorted most recent first.
Articles without a specific date appear before articles with
known date. This order is arbitrary and has been used for
consistency of presentation.
Other non-visible changes to the HTML:
o HTML tags now uniformly lowercase
o a couple of sgml errors corrected
The web page now passes the `tidy' test.