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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Your Sky Updated

I have just put a new version of Your Sky into production. This release includes all of the Unix process fork optimisation and security improvements earlier implemented in Earth and Moon Viewer and Solar System Live, and upgrades the documentation to use Unicode text elements for opening and closing quotes, dashes, and minus signs. A consistent CSS style sheet is now applied to all of the documents, which remain XHTML 1.0 (Transitional) compliant.

This release should be 100% compatible with existing URLs which reference it; if you find one that's broken, please let me know with the Feedback button. I'll be keeping an eye on the Apache error log for the next few days to look for gross pratfalls, but if you spot more subtle goofs I'd very much appreciate your pointing them out. Thanks in advance.

If you do have direct links on your site to Your Sky result pages or dynamic image requests, consider removing the now-unnecessary (but harmless) “/uncgi” from the URLs; eliminating this step reduces the load on the server and (probably imperceptibly) speeds up response to the request.

Posted at January 17, 2007 17:07