Target and me. Target not the correct value
matt.denton at limelight.com.au
Sun Aug 8 21:16:52 CDT 2004
Just found a small discrepancy: the 'me' function will always return
the correct object, however 'the target' will only return the name of
the object. This becomes an issue if you, like me, sometimes duplicate
an object and forget to give it a unique name. Create a button, put
this script in it:
put the value of me
Now duplicate (or option-drag) a copy. Change text in the field,
notice the correct values are reported back to the msg window. Now
change BOTH scripts to:
put the value of the target
... this reports incorrectly, only reporting 1 field (the first found
with the name 'Field 1'). I kinda remember in my dim past that
HyperCard would always return the target value correctly, even with
object name duplication?
Confusingly, just 'target' (no 'the') returns the value correctly; 'the
value of the target' doesn't when there is a duplicate name. Small,
simple, but had me stumped for a bit. As you might expect, 'put the
value of (long ID of the target)' works. Of course avoiding
duplication is good practice; not trusting 'the target' is safest if
you can't guarantee unique field/group/button etc names.
I'd like to see 'the target' use the long ID for object referencing,
but use the name of the target (as it does now) when used for display.
Is that possible? Anyone agree?
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