OS X 10.3(.2?) Breaks GURLGURL - SOLUTION

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Dec 27 19:39:13 CST 2003


Ken Ray wrote:

>>> Just quick comment that was posted on the SUperCard list that I
>>> verified for myself: OS 10.3 (I'm not sure it it was 10.3,
>> 10.3.1 or 
>>> 10.3.2) has broken the basic method of opening a web page using
>>> "send".
>>> 
>>> Under 10.2.8, the following works:
>>> 
>>> send "http://www.apple.com/" to program "Finder" with "GURLGURL"
>>> 
>>> However in 10.3.2, it does not. It returns:
>>> 
>>> Got error -1703 when sending Apple event
>>> 
>>> This is not a Rev error, but an OS error, as SuperCarders are also
>>> experiencing the same behavior. This is just a "heads up"
>> in case you 
>>> use this call...
>> 
>> Is there a workaround?
> 
> It turns out that the Finder is broken in 10.3.2 in relation to these
> kinds of AppleEvents. In fact, if you try to do this:
> 
> tell app "Finder"
> open location "http://www.runrev.com/"
> end tell
> 
> you get an error:
> 
> "Finder got an error: Some data was the wrong type."
> 
> However, the "open location" command is part of the Standard Additions
> scripting addition and *should* work with all programs (just like
> "display dialog" would). In fact, any of these work fine:
> 
> tell app "Safari"
> open location "http://www.runrev.com/"
> end tell
> 
> tell app "System Events"
> open location "http://www.runrev.com/"
> end tell
> 
> tell app "TextEdit"
> open location "http://www.runrev.com/"
> end tell
> 
> So... somehow 10.3.2 screwed up the Finder in regard to AppleEvents. I'd
> be curious to know how far this extended - we've already identified that
> it can't accept 'GURLGURL' AppleEvents, and can't respond to "open
> location" AppleScript - please post any other oddities with the 10.3.2
> Finder that you all encounter. I'll compile a list and post it my site.

What do we do when we don't know the user's default browser?

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