false anti-alarm

Charles Hartman charles.hartman at conncoll.edu
Sun Jul 10 10:02:15 EDT 2005


The idea is to call this handler from an openStack handler, so as to  
change the stack-default font while preserving style tags and either  
preserving, or allowing a global change of, the font for any text  
where font is specified:

on changeFieldTextProps myStack,f,mySize,myFont,myMonoFont
   repeat with c = 1 to the number of cards of stack myStack
     if exists(field f of card c of stack myStack) then
       put the htmlText of field f of card c of stack myStack \
           into hold[c]
     end if
   end repeat
   set the textSize of stack myStack to mySize
   set the textFont of stack myStack to myFont
   repeat with c = 1 to the number of cards of stack myStack
     if exists(field f of card c of stack myStack) then
       set the htmlText of field f of card c of stack myStack \
           to hold[c]
     end if
   end repeat
end changeFieldTextProps

This works when it is called on the main stack of an app. When it is  
called on a substack, it screws up. IN THE SUBSTACK ONLY, wherever  
there's a *style* change, Rev inserts (right before the style tag) a  
*font* tag, which hard-wires whatever *was* the default font before.  
Therefore everything after the first style-tag in the field fails to  
switch to the new default font. Why would this happen in the substack  
and not the main stack?

<omit several paragraphs of rant>


Charles Hartman



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