Slideshows in iRev

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Tue Dec 22 00:13:28 EST 2009


Sivakatirswami wrote:
Turned out to be "too easy"

I just commented out the navigation buttons and passed the value I was 
poking into the 'next" button into the refresh tag

 <meta http-equiv="refresh" 
content="2;url=http://www.himalayanacademy.com/slideshows/templates/slideshow-auto.irev?path=<?rev 
put tSlidesPath ?>&current_slide=<?rev put tNext ?>" />

and it worked straight away:

http://www.himalayanacademy.com/slideshows/templates/slideshow-auto.irev?path=/slideshows/srilanka/2009/nallur-july/




> OK well I've reduced it to a single iRev template that runs alone or 
> can be passed to an iFrame:
>
> see
>
> http://www.himalayanacademy.com/runrev/iRev_slideshow.html
>
> for the irev code. soooo much easier now than doing this via rev cgi's!
>
> It will be easy to hide the "next" and "Previous" buttons and simply 
> pass the integer to the next slide to the refresh tag.
>
> Then we will have slide shows that take as long as it takes to process 
> and upload the files (no thumbs yet in this framework)
>
> Om Shanti
> Sivakatirswami
>
> Production Manager
>    www.HinduismToday.com
> Web Coordinator
>    www.HimalayanAcademy.com
>
>
>
>
> stephen barncard wrote:
>> Years ago I had a Hypercard app that took the file-list of a bunch of 
>> photos
>> in a folder and stitched them together in a gallery.  I had one 
>> index.html,
>> a thumbs.html, and two sets of html detail documents (two for each 
>> photo),
>> one used the 'refresh' tag and the other didn't - thereby the user could
>> choose which set to use to 'autoplay' or not. I had a flashing red 
>> dot gif
>> to indicate 'running' when using the auto mode.
>>
>> I batch-generated the reductions and thumbnails with 
>> GraphicConverter.  I
>> could build a photo gallery for the web in about a minute.  Back in 2001
>> javascript was to be avoided at all costs - it caused crashing and
>> incompatibilities everywhere.  A lot of text files, but it got the 
>> job done.
>>
>> This was used for years on the Crosby, Stills and Nash sites.
>> -------------------------
>> Stephen Barncard
>> San Francisco
>> http://houseofcubes.com/disco.irev
>>
>>
>> 2009/12/20 Sivakatirswami <katir at hindu.org>
>>
>>> Stephen barncard wrote:
>>>
>>> Oh! that one... yes I remember when (circa 1998)  I went through our 
>>> old
>>> web sites and removed all these redirects (very bad strategy from a CMS
>>> point of view, a nightmare in fact) and I put all the redirects into a
>>> single matrix file with a Rev cgi to drive 404's  to other pages. (I 
>>> still
>>> use it today... very sweet and easy to maintain and fast)
>>>
>>> But I can see the utility here. No sure if there are pros or cons to 
>>> using
>>> this vs Javascript. One could add a button on the interface to post 
>>> "run" to
>>> the iRev page and then the iRev page would start inserting this into 
>>> the
>>> head... with the URL for the next slide updated on each round. If 
>>> the user
>>> clicks a "stop" button then the iRev page removes this from the head 
>>> and
>>> reverts to manual drive buttons....
>>>
>>> I'll try it. Thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>  you can do the automatic advance in html using the REFRESH meta
>>>> tag<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meta_refresh>
>>>>
>>>> I've built photo galleries around a lot of html pages and refresh 
>>>> tags.
>>>>
>>>> Depreciated by the W3C for redirects, but works like a champ for this
>>>> purpose.
>>>>
>>>> Place inside <head> to refresh page after 5 seconds:
>>>>
>>>> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5" />
>>>>
>>>> Redirect to http://example.com/ after 5 seconds:
>>>>
>>>> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5;url=http://example.com/" />
>>>>
>>>> Redirect to http://example.com/ immediately:
>>>> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=http://example.com/" />.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> 2009/12/19 Sivakatirswami <katir at hindu.org>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>> while waiting for the plug-in to settle down ( I can't deploy revlets
>>>>> until
>>>>> the update function is working)
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Now, I'm wondering if there is a way to make this thing drive 
>>>>> itself, so
>>>>> the user does not have to click the next button, using iRev code.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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