Is it possible to change the revlet embed html?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Dec 3 13:02:24 EST 2009


George C Brackett wrote:

> One way to enable students to produce information-handling projects
> for themselves (where information is entered, stored, edited,
> deleted) would be giving them an environment where the URL of the
> revlet is passed by parameter to the revlet code, and including a
> pre-written 'save' command in a project starter stack that can write
> the information to a text file at the revlet's URL. A big help would
> be to alter the standard test HTML so that the embed code passes that
> information.
> 
> Is it possible to change the test HTML generated by revMedia?

Sure, and you can do that yourself easily. The HTML file is created in 
the same folder as your revlet after you do a build. Just alter that.

You need to add a parameter to the javascript section. You can name it 
whatever you want, and give it the value of the URL where you will be 
storing the revlet on the server. Then in your stack, call "the 
revletParams of this stack" to get a list of all those parameters that 
the javascript has passed.

For example:

<object classid="CLSID:B2EC94AF-4716-4300-824A-3314BF23664A" width=640 
height=480>
	<param name="src" value="myMain.revlet"/>
	<param name="stack" value="myMain"/>
	<param name="requestedName" value=""/>
	<param name="instanceID" value=""/>
	<param name="myPath" value="http://www.mydomain.com/myrevlet.revlet"/>
	<embed type="application/x-revolution"
		src="myrevlet.revlet"
		width=640 height=480
		stack="myMain"
		requestedName=""
		instanceID=""
		myPath="http://www.mydomain.com/myrevlet.revlet"
	></embed>
</object>

For saving, you'll need to use scripts that act like desktop apps; the 
revlet's defaultfolder is on the user's local hard drive, not on the 
server. You can think of revlets as mini standalones, for the purposes 
of file paths. You'll need to use an FTP URL that includes a user name 
and password if you want to write to the server.

-- 
Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com



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