PHonebook - What's New
14 February 1997
- Reset \.(uiuc)\.edu$ to uiuc, allowing off-campus users to access ph
13 February 1997
- Added clickable vanity fields.
- Displays picture_url: field.
- Thanks to Aleks Margan for above changes!
27 September 1996
- Added YaleInfo header.
- Added local comments.
- Removed default 'return all'.
26 September 1996
pretty_name field used in headings if available.
- Pointer to UIUC ph FAQ on home page for UIUC clients visiting
the UIUC server.
xxx@ taken as abbreviation for
alias=xxx in qu
- Automatic focus on query text field for Netscape 3 and Microsoft
3 browsers (ie, no need to click to type.)
- Added help page returned when a query generates a
502: Too many entries to print error
!fields query generates a list of
Lookup fields that can be used in
clauses in a query.
!external keyword in a query for UIUC clients
accessing the UIUC server limits the results returned by
the query to fields returned to non-UIUC clients. It thus
shows what an entry looks like to the "outside world".
- Corrected capitalization on names beginning with 'Mc'.
- Use of
external command rather than
LocalPub field attribute to limit access to UIUC only
- For queries to the UIUC server, added logging of gateway
client host names via the
id ph command.
- Various cosmetic changes.
24 September 1996
- Localized for Yale use: reset default hosts to Yale hosts.
- Changed background color.
- Reduced size of header text.
- Added link to old phf.
30 May 1996
- Many bugs fixed in menus of items without 'alias' fields.
- When accessing nameserver at any of the three UI campuses
(uiuc.edu, uic.edu, uis.edu), there are links to the
nameservers for the other two campuses.
- Red highlight of
left_uiuc field for
Netscape 2 or 3 browsers.
28 May 1996
- Email address in entry heading is now a
link, not a finger gateway link.
- Non UIUC queries of the UIUC nameserver no longer restrict
access to local-only fields by restricting return clauses.
Instead, access is decided field by field based on the
31 July 1994
Intermediate menu now skipped when server lookup returns only one match.
18 July 1994 - Major rewrite
- Bugs with field=value queries have been fixed.
- Intermediate menu when query generates multiple matches.
return all except for non-yale.edu
queries on the yale.edu nameserver.
- Phonebook server search. Automatic periodic updates
of the server list from ns.nd.edu.
- Shorter URL's. For example:
Webmaster Team <email@example.com>