How long is a week when you are trying to repair as soon as possible your website after a breakdown? The seven days since last week’s disastrous attempt at upgrading felt awkward indeed. And not having any experience with such a prolonged period of virtual absence made these days feel really long. If you have tried several times to visit www.rechtshistorie.nl you might have guessed that other tasks confronted me last week, too. I could not have chosen a much worse moment for my maintenance activities. My humble apologies for this major interruption of service.
Perhaps you will notice a few small changes. There are minor issues with which I will deal later. One of the things I noticed during my attempts at solving the problems was that some links need updating, surely the most common work on any website. I would like to mention the new web address of the website of the Max-Planck-Institut für europäische Rechtsgeschichte in Frankfurt am Main, http://www.rg.mpg.de/ . You will like to change the main bookmark, and you can add to the bookmarks the new Virtueller Raum Reichsrecht, a collection of digitized sources concerning the law governing the central institutions of the Holy Roman Empire, with its own Wikipedia companion site on technical matters behind this project.
As for my website, back-ups have been made, its structure is now fully documented, and the pros and contras of upgrading have been compared. Back to normal life!