People are telling me that the link I posted in the other thread of this
name doesn't work.
To find the correct web page simply Google the following character
How the Fluidmaster Valve Works
Click on the 4th web site down.
I came up with
which I don't think is the one you wanted, because yours started with
http://support.flluidmaster.com , not doityourself
Not only that, it's not a pdf file.
Referring us to google would have worked, I think, 2 or 3, 5 years
ago, but aiui google no longer shows the same set of hits to everyone.
Don't you have the original address in your broswer history?
OKay, last time it said "the kb is being updated, try again in a
few minutes. " so I just tried again with the truncated url you gave
us last time. http://support.flluidmaster.com . Ugh. It says the
same thing now.
Okay, I looked again through the hit list above for pdf files. Most
were instructions or ads, but the very first hit was
This should enable people to find it. It's 11:30 now, too late for
me to read it.
Micky: I have the URL in my browser, but it's exactly the one I posted
in my first thread and the last you posted in your reply, but people are
telling me that link doesn't work.
OK, let's do it this way:
Go to this web page:
Scroll to about half way down that web page until you get to the link in
a red font which reads as follows:
Click on that link. It works. Mine doesn't. They're identical. I
don't know why this one works but mine doesn't.
You should get a dialogue box telling you that your computer is about to
download a 55.23 KB PDF file called "valve_works.pdf".
That's the PDF file that I was trying to link to in my first thread.
This is another bad URL. The **** does not belong there and probably was
inserted to shorten the URL. When that is done clicking on the posted
URL should go the the correct full URL. But that won't happen with a
text based interface because there is no mechanism to create the full URL.
Yours comes up as:
As micky wrote the 3 dots do not belong there.
Somehow in posting, the URL is being shortened in a way that does not
work in text based interfaces. Could be if you copied the URL from a web
based forum you posted it to.
So, what you're saying is that the truncated link, with the three dots
in it's URL is being interpreted by other people's computers as being
the full URL of the link?
OK, then let's do it this way:
Use any web browser to search for web pages containing the phrase
Water hammer in toilet tank
In the resulting list, find the following web page:
(without the asterisks)
It should be near the top of the list.
Near the middle of that web page there will be a link in a red font
(without the dots)
Click on that link.
Yes. What news client are you using. (What program to read Usenet)
I think Sea Monkey may be a lot like a web browser, with the ability
to interpret html commands.
But Agent certainly doesn't do that. Whatever you post is what I see,
and <tags> are either ignored or copied in as text.
I can understand that maybe your news client can read html, but I
don't understand why it's so hard for you to post the full length url,
without the .... or ****. Although further down, I get an idea.
It was first on my list.
In the actual url, the dots are underscores. Look in Windows Explorer
for the list of file names, or look in the location field of the
webbrowwser to see the name of the pdf file displayed (or look in that
box that asks permission to download. I'm sure it too shows
underscores. as here: ....realdialog_docs/valve_works.pdf
This is similar to copying and pasting to usenet words that include
quotation marks. Quotation marks use on many webpages are not found
in the font (the set of 256 characters) that many people use for
their news reader. So what displays is a dark box that almost fills
the space where quotes should go. Somehow the underscores are
displaying as dots, and something else is displaying as asterisks.
The change to the real URL is not in 'people's computers'. In some web
based forums a truncated link is shown because it is shorter, and when
you click on the link you get the real link from either the web based
forum or the underlying html.
In google I get:
Flushing away water hammer | Real Estate | Philadelphia Weekly
The bottom line is an abbreviated version of the URL so you know about
what URL you will be sent to.
The upper line is the clickable one, and will send you to the real URL.
To get the real URL click and copy the real URL from the page you are
In Firefox, if you 'hover' over a clickable link the real URL is shown
in a window in the lower left corner. Can be real useful to avoid being
sent where you don't want to go.
I don't know what you posted, but this is what showed up when I read
Of course that doesn't work. Although I think it is legal to have 3
dots in a row, no one does it. It looks to me like there were
consonants where the ....'s are.
404 Not found. Those 4 asterisks must have something to do with
Yes, I agree. This is it (and this is all that really matters.)
Oh, thatt's the fully spelled out version of
http://support.fluidmaster.com/reald...alve_works.pdf . Something
shortened the url for some reason.
Wow. I don't know why either. But now I understand why you gave
convoluted ways to get there instead of just giving the url.
Right now, it opens pdf files in a tab, and if I want to download, I
have to click on the dl icon in the pdf display in the tab, and then I
get that box. . I forget what I'm using but it's not Adobe.
As to the pdf file, I think you've made your point -- it makes your
point -- that we were discussing a few weeks ago. But maybe I was
right too. Franklly I'm not sure, but sometimes these disputes arise
when both people are right. At any rate, I'm trying to recall
everything we said, and I'm pretty sure you were right. I didnt'
think the valve was so complicated (the part where it says it has 7 (I
think it was 7) times the area.
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