iRev Functionality

Michael Kann mikekann at yahoo.com
Sun May 9 20:56:32 EDT 2010


Stephen, thanks for the info.

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--- On Sun, 5/9/10, stephen barncard <stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com> wrote:

> From: stephen barncard <stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com>
> Subject: Re: iRev Functionality
> To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Date: Sunday, May 9, 2010, 5:53 PM
> The 'early release notes' and the
> quick update email are what I have to
> refer to for on-rev:
> 
> http://samples.on-rev.com/irev-engine-notes.txt 
>   (mark's original notes)
> 
> here's additional info from a later mark w. email
> -------------------------snip---------------------------
> on-rev clients
> 
> * Mac OS X: http://www.on-rev.com/templates/onrev/files/onrevosx.dmg
> * Windows: http://www.on-rev.com/templates/onrev/files/onrevwindows.exe
> 
> New Features:
> 
> new errormode property which specifies how error messages
> are handled
> • inline: display errors html formatted within page
> output
> • stderr: errors are not displayed but will appear in
> server error logs
> • quiet: no error display
> 
> New $_POST_RAW variable
> 
> Fixes:
> 
> • include of empty file name no longer outputs spurious
> characters, now
> throws an appropriate error (bad filename)
> • engine crash when setting http headers
> • PATH_TRANSLATED now contains the path to the running
> script file when the
> requested url contains extra path info after the script
> path
> • PATH_INFO contains the extra path info
> 
> 
> -------------------------snip---------------------------
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 9 May 2010 13:26, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > Michael Kann wrote:
> >
> >> --------------------------
> >> Thomas McGrath III asked:
> >> --------------------------
> >> Where is there a list of iRev commands available?
> >>
> >> I just tried revSpeak in iRev and got a handler
> not found error and
> >>
> > > would like to know what else is not available.
> >
> > The most complete reference right now is the
> dictionary. Make sure you have
> > Rev's preferences set to show the "class" and
> "platforms" columns so you
> > don't have to look up each term. If a term is
> supported for iRev it will say
> > "server". The Rev speech commands are listed there as
> compatible, but I see
> > the opposite in some very early notes released last
> summer. Those old notes
> > say that the only externals available for iRev work
> are revzip, revdb, and
> > revxml.
> >
> >
> >  Jacqueline, is the updated change log available
> anywhere?
> >>
> > > I'm most interested in the differences between
> >
> >>
> >> 1. the most up-to-date reference for irev scripts
> (the change log I
> >> assume)
> >>
> >> 2. the dictionary that comes with 4.0
> >>
> >> 3. cgi scripts used with the 3.5 engine
> >>
> >>
> > When using iRev scripts, the up-to-date reference and
> the dictionary are
> > pretty much the same thing, except that the dictionary
> omits iRev-specific
> > terms that don't apply to desktop apps. I have some
> early release notes but
> > I can't recall where I got them; I think they arrived
> when I got my iRev
> > account and downloaded the on-rev app. Those notes
> list some new variables
> > applicable only to iRev scripting, which include
> $_SERVER, $_POST,
> > $_POST_RAW, $_GET, "put new header", "put content",
> includes, and an
> > errormode property that determines where script errors
> are sent. Other than
> > that, most native terms are available as per the
> dictionary listing.
> >
> > For CGIs, there are a few more limitations. The CGI
> script itself can't
> > load externals (because those can only be loaded into
> a stack) or refer to
> > anything that requires a GUI. I.e., a CGI script can't
> refer to "this card"
> > because there aren't any cards, it's just a text
> script. Mouse events,
> > functions that work with objects, etc. aren't
> applicable in a text-only
> > environment. Many of those limitations can be overcome
> by loading a real
> > stack as a library when the CGI starts up. In that
> case, you do have a stack
> > running, and stack references, object functions, etc.
> will work. Even so,
> > some things will still fail if they aren't relevant to
> a server environment.
> > For example, there is no keyboard or mouse available
> to the CGI so functions
> > like "the mouseloc" or "keydown" will fail.
> >
> >
> > --
> > Jacqueline Landman Gay     
>    |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> > HyperActive Software       
>    |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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> 
> 
> -- 
> -------------------------
> Stephen Barncard
> Back home in SF
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