# Combinations alphabet?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by Michèle, Apr 4, 2009.

1. ### MichèleGuest

Hi,

I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in the
Alphabet.
The code exists of 3 letters.
26*26*26 = 17.576 possibilities!
Is there any possibility to have all combinations with a programm? AAA, AAB,
AAC, ....................
Many thanks in advance if somebody could help me out.
Best regards, Michèle

Michèle, Apr 4, 2009

2. ### Lars EighnerGuest

In our last episode, <49d714d2\$0\$2849\$>, the lovely
and talented Michèle broadcast on alt.html:

> Hi,

> I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in the
> Alphabet.
> The code exists of 3 letters.
> 26*26*26 = 17.576 possibilities!
> Is there any possibility to have all combinations with a programm? AAA, AAB,
> AAC, ....................
> Many thanks in advance if somebody could help me out.
> Best regards, Michèle

Yes, it is possible to do this with programming languages. HTML is *not* a
programming language. The ML in HTML stand for "markup language."

--
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73 days since Rick Warren prayed over Bush's third term.
Obama: No hope, no change, more of the same. Yes, he can, but no, he won't.

Lars Eighner, Apr 4, 2009

3. ### doraymeGuest

In article <>,
Lars Eighner <> wrote:

> In our last episode, <49d714d2\$0\$2849\$>, the lovely
> and talented Michèle broadcast on alt.html:
>
> > Hi,

>
> > I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in the
> > Alphabet.

....
Suppose you made a simple program (say in Basic) to print out all 17
thousand. What do you want to do with this? Are you exploring possible
worlds?

--
dorayme

dorayme, Apr 4, 2009
4. ### Jukka K. KorpelaGuest

Lars Eighner wrote:

> In our last episode, <49d714d2\$0\$2849\$>, the
> lovely and talented Michèle broadcast on alt.html:
>
>> Hi,

>
>> I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in
>> the Alphabet.

Smile, you're on the candid webcamera! You have been trolled when you
replied to a question like that.

>> The code exists of 3 letters.
>> 26*26*26 = 17.576 possibilities!

Less than 18 possibilities? Really? Combinatorics seem to have changed since
I last had some affair with her.

> Yes, it is possible to do this with programming languages. HTML is
> *not* a programming language.

But you failed to notice the absurdity of referring to "the Alphabet" as
something containing 26 letters by someone whose name contains "è". Where in
the sequence of the letters of "the Alphabet" should we expect to find "è"?

--
Yucca, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/

Jukka K. Korpela, Apr 4, 2009
5. ### MichèleGuest

A very old case exists of a 3 letter code, we can break it open of course,
but than we can't use it anymore.
And no, there is nothing in it, but it is too beautiful to throw it away,
and I see it as a practice for meself.
I've studied Java, but this is more than 15 years ago, of which I forgot a
lot (nearly all ;-).
regards, Michèle

"dorayme" <> schreef in bericht
news:...
> In article <>,
> Lars Eighner <> wrote:
>
>> In our last episode, <49d714d2\$0\$2849\$>, the
>> lovely
>> and talented Michèle broadcast on alt.html:
>>
>> > Hi,

>>
>> > I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in
>> > the
>> > Alphabet.

> ...
> Suppose you made a simple program (say in Basic) to print out all 17
> thousand. What do you want to do with this? Are you exploring possible
> worlds?
>
> --
> dorayme

Michèle, Apr 4, 2009
6. ### MichèleGuest

Thanks!

"Michèle" <> schreef in bericht
news:49d714d2\$0\$2849\$...
> Hi,
>
> I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in the
> Alphabet.
> The code exists of 3 letters.
> 26*26*26 = 17.576 possibilities!
> Is there any possibility to have all combinations with a programm? AAA,
> AAB, AAC, ....................
> Many thanks in advance if somebody could help me out.
> Best regards, Michèle
>

Michèle, Apr 4, 2009
7. ### Mike DuffyGuest

"Michèle" <> wrote in
news:49d729e8\$0\$2846\$:

> A very old case exists of a 3 letter code, we can break it open of
> course, but than we can't use it anymore.
> And no, there is nothing in it, but it is too beautiful to throw it
> away, and I see it as a practice for meself.
> I've studied Java, but this is more than 15 years ago, of which I
> forgot a lot (nearly all ;-).

I wrote a javascript program to do what you want. Note: In IE it may give
you a warning about the script taking a long time to run. Click on "No" to
let it continue.

Are you REALLY going to print this is and cross off each code as you try
them? It would be easier to x-ray the box to line up the slots. Also, you
could try "safecracker" mothods. I am sure that it is not as secure as
modern safes, and you should be able to feel for at least one of the

Here is the link that generates the combinations:

http://pages.videotron.com/duffym/test.htm

Mike Duffy, Apr 4, 2009
8. ### Raymond SchmitGuest

On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 14:09:54 +0000 (UTC), Mike Duffy
<> wrote:

>"Michèle" <> wrote in
>news:49d729e8\$0\$2846\$:
>
>> A very old case exists of a 3 letter code, we can break it open of
>> course, but than we can't use it anymore.
>> And no, there is nothing in it, but it is too beautiful to throw it
>> away, and I see it as a practice for meself.
>> I've studied Java, but this is more than 15 years ago, of which I
>> forgot a lot (nearly all ;-).

>
>I wrote a javascript program to do what you want. Note: In IE it may give
>you a warning about the script taking a long time to run. Click on "No" to
>let it continue.
>
>Are you REALLY going to print this is and cross off each code as you try
>them? It would be easier to x-ray the box to line up the slots. Also, you
>could try "safecracker" mothods. I am sure that it is not as secure as
>modern safes, and you should be able to feel for at least one of the
>
>Here is the link that generates the combinations:
>
>http://pages.videotron.com/duffym/test.htm

She want the result, or the program .... not a stuf that shows:
AAA, AAB, AAC,.....ZZY, ZZZ.

Raymond Schmit, Apr 4, 2009
9. ### nice.guy.nigeGuest

While the city slept, Michèle feverishly typed:
> Is there any possibility to have all combinations with a programm?
> AAA, AAB, AAC, ....................

[...]

The following may be of some interest to you - if you haven't seen it

"Base 26 is a fairly natural way of representing numbers as text using the
26-letter Latin alphabet..."

Cheers,
Nige

--
Nigel Moss | http://www.nigenet.org.uk
Email not valid. - take the dog out!
"You're mother ate my dog!", "Not all of him..."

nice.guy.nige, Apr 4, 2009
10. ### richardGuest

On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:05:42 +0200, "Michèle" <>
wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in the
>Alphabet.
>The code exists of 3 letters.
>26*26*26 = 17.576 possibilities!
>Is there any possibility to have all combinations with a programm? AAA, AAB,
>AAC, ....................
>Many thanks in advance if somebody could help me out.
>Best regards, Michèle
>

You should look into this using PHP.
A simple 3 level for/next loop is all you need.

Or you could do it just as easy with BASIC.
Probably fairly easy in javascript.

richard, Apr 4, 2009
11. ### Beauregard T. ShagnastyGuest

Martin Jay wrote:

> richard <> wrote:
>>You should look into this using PHP.
>>A simple 3 level for/next loop is all you need.
>>
>>Or you could do it just as easy with BASIC.

>
> Is your love affair with Run BASIC over?

He's the only one I know who uses (Run) BASIC to build web sites...

(Pssst ... I'd like to see his nested-three-deep PHP code, wouldn't you?
<g> )

--
-bts
-Friends don't let friends drive Windows

Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Apr 4, 2009
12. ### Mike DuffyGuest

(Raymond Schmit) wrote in
news::

> On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 14:09:54 +0000 (UTC), Mike Duffy
> <> wrote:
>

>>
>>Here is the link that generates the combinations:
>>
>>http://pages.videotron.com/duffym/test.htm

>
>
> She want the result, or the program .... not a stuf that shows:
> AAA, AAB, AAC,.....ZZY, ZZZ.
>
>
>

I do not understand your point. What is the "result" she wants? I
understood that she wanted the series AAA, AAB .....

Also, it is javascript, so you can see the program if you use the menu
command:

View / Source

Mike Duffy, Apr 4, 2009
13. ### Raymond SchmitGuest

On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 19:58:23 +0000 (UTC), Mike Duffy
<> wrote:

> (Raymond Schmit) wrote in
>news::
>
>> On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 14:09:54 +0000 (UTC), Mike Duffy
>> <> wrote:
>>

>
>>>
>>>Here is the link that generates the combinations:
>>>
>>>http://pages.videotron.com/duffym/test.htm

>>
>>
>> She want the result, or the program .... not a stuf that shows:
>> AAA, AAB, AAC,.....ZZY, ZZZ.
>>
>>
>>

>
>I do not understand your point. What is the "result" she wants? I
>understood that she wanted the series AAA, AAB .....
>
>Also, it is javascript, so you can see the program if you use the menu
>command:
>
>View / Source

You are true. I had misunderstood the quest

Raymond Schmit, Apr 4, 2009
14. ### richardGuest

On Sat, 04 Apr 2009 19:58:00 +0100, Martin Jay
<> wrote:

>On Sat, 04 Apr 2009 14:22:51 -0400, richard <>
>wrote:
>>On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 10:05:42 +0200, "Michèle" <>
>>wrote:

>
>>>I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in the
>>>Alphabet.
>>>The code exists of 3 letters.
>>>26*26*26 = 17.576 possibilities!

>
>>You should look into this using PHP.
>>A simple 3 level for/next loop is all you need.
>>
>>Or you could do it just as easy with BASIC.
>>Probably fairly easy in javascript.

>
>Is your love affair with Run BASIC over?

Hardly.
I suggested PHP in this case because all that you need to do for the
output PHP can handle just as well.

richard, Apr 4, 2009
15. ### richardGuest

On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 15:31:46 -0400, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty"
<> wrote:

>Martin Jay wrote:
>
>> richard <> wrote:
>>>You should look into this using PHP.
>>>A simple 3 level for/next loop is all you need.
>>>
>>>Or you could do it just as easy with BASIC.

>>
>> Is your love affair with Run BASIC over?

>
>He's the only one I know who uses (Run) BASIC to build web sites...
>
>(Pssst ... I'd like to see his nested-three-deep PHP code, wouldn't you?
><g> )

While I personally would not build the entire site using Run Basic, I
would use RB to make certain things easier to handle.

As when Flash first came out, very few people used it. At first, as
intended, for banners and such, then later, as entire websites. Unlike
Flash, Run Basic requires no plugins or client side action.

richard, Apr 4, 2009
16. ### richardGuest

On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 17:37:14 -0400, BootNic <>
wrote:

>On Sat, 04 Apr 2009 04:32:36 -0500
>Ben C <> wrote in:
><>
>
>> On 2009-04-04, Michèle <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I'am trying to make an HTML programm of all possible combinations in the
>>> Alphabet.

>>
>> Actually I have that on my CV in the "skills" section.
>>
>>> The code exists of 3 letters.
>>> 26*26*26 = 17.576 possibilities!
>>> Is there any possibility to have all combinations with a
>>> programm? AAA, AAB, AAC, …
>>> Many thanks in advance if somebody could help me out.

>>
>> Here is a Python program to do it:
>>
>> from string import uppercase as u
>>
>> for i in range(26):
>> for j in range(26):
>> for k in range(26):
>> print '<span class="code">%s</span>' % (u + u[j] + u[k])

>
>[snip]
>
>PHP version may look something like:
>
><ol>
><?php
>
>\$range = range('A', 'Z');
>foreach(\$range as \$A)
> foreach(\$range as \$B)
> foreach(\$range as \$C)
> print "<li>\$A\$B\$C</li>\n";
>
>?>
></ol>

Hell, in run basic I can come up with 3 or 4 ways to do it.
html "<ul>"
For a =64 to 90
for b=64 to 90
for c=64 to 90

show\$=chr\$(a)+chr\$(b)+chr\$(c)
html "<li>";show\$;"</li>"
next c
next b
next a
html "</ul>"

richard, Apr 5, 2009
17. ### richardGuest

On Sat, 4 Apr 2009 11:35:38 +0200, "Michèle" <>
wrote:

>A very old case exists of a 3 letter code, we can break it open of course,
>but than we can't use it anymore.
>And no, there is nothing in it, but it is too beautiful to throw it away,
>and I see it as a practice for meself.
>I've studied Java, but this is more than 15 years ago, of which I forgot a
>lot (nearly all ;-).
>regards, Michèle
>

In that "case", take it to a locksmith. Seriously.
If the combination is changeable by the owner, then begin trying
common 3 letter words.
Since this is a lock, you can eliminate combinations like ?xx or xx?.
where x is any letter.
If you knew who the owner was, try the intitials.

If you try it the hard way, it will take ages going through each
possible combination.

richard, Apr 5, 2009
18. ### doraymeGuest

In article <>,
richard <> wrote:

> Hell, in run basic I can come up with 3 or 4 ways to do it.

This Run Basic is the way of the future and you are riding on the crest
of it.

--
dorayme

dorayme, Apr 5, 2009
19. ### rfGuest

Michèle wrote:
> A very old case exists of a 3 letter code, we can break it open of
> course, but than we can't use it anymore.
> And no, there is nothing in it, but it is too beautiful to throw it
> away, and I see it as a practice for meself.
> I've studied Java, but this is more than 15 years ago, of which I
> forgot a lot (nearly all ;-).
> regards, Michèle

Da Vinci code.

rf, Apr 5, 2009
20. ### richardGuest

On Sun, 05 Apr 2009 10:06:52 +1000, dorayme
<> wrote:

>In article <>,
> richard <> wrote:
>
>> Hell, in run basic I can come up with 3 or 4 ways to do it.

>
>This Run Basic is the way of the future and you are riding on the crest
>of it.

So catch the wave and join the fun.
www.runbasic.com