Equivalent of a field's "on linkclicked" message in a browser widget?

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Dec 8 13:06:22 EST 2022

I guess it hasn't been fixed yet, or else we don't understand how to use 
it. When I was trying it, breakpoints didn't even trigger so I assumed the 
messages weren't being sent. Did you put the handlers in the widget script? 
When I tested we didn't have widgets yet.

If that doesn't work I'm not sure what will. Maybe you'd need some javascript?
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On December 8, 2022 5:25:32 AM Klaus major-k via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi Jacque and all,
>> Am 06.12.2022 um 22:24 schrieb Klaus major-k via use-livecode 
>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>> Hi Jacque,
>>> Am 06.12.2022 um 21:59 schrieb J. Landman Gay via use-livecode 
>>> <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>>> On 12/6/22 1:13 PM, Klaus major-k via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> what is the browser widget's equivalent to a field's "on linkclicked tLink" 
>>>>> message?
>>>>> Thanks for any hint!
>>>> I want to check if the user clicked e.g. a PDF file and download the file 
>>>> in that case.
>>>> What message do I have to catch in the browser widget?
>>> You could try "browserDocumentLoadBegin" or "browserNavigateBegin" which 
>>> would give you the URL that was clicked. But most browsers now download or 
>>> display the PDF automatically when a PDF link is clicked. Firefox opens the 
>>> PDF in a new window, and I think Safari downloads it. Not sure about Windows.
>> Windows, too, if the Acrobat Plug-in is installed on the target machine.
>> Only Android cannot display in a browser so far, too bad.
>>> If this is for mobile, the URL might be enough information. BTW, I tried to 
>>> use these messages a very long time ago and they were not sent, but 
>>> hopefully that's been fixed by now.
>> Fingers crossed, will try and tell. :-)
>> Thank you!
> macOS 12.6.1, LC 9.6.9 rc2
> I tried:
> --------------------------------------
> on browserNavigateBegin pUrl
>   if pURL ends with ".pdf" then
>      libURLDownloadToFile pUrl, (specialfolderpath("dektop") & "/test666.pdf")
>   else
>      pass browserNavigateBegin
>   end if
> end browserNavigateBegin
> on browserDocumentLoadBegin pUrl
>   if pURL ends with ".pdf" then
>      libURLDownloadToFile pUrl, (specialfolderpath("dektop") & "/test666.pdf")
>   else
>      pass browserDocumentLoadBegin
>   end if
> end browserDocumentLoadBegin
> ------------------------------------------
> No file on the desktop, the browser simply ignores the script!?
> So any hint on how to download a clicked linke in the browser widget still 
> welcome!
> Best
> Klaus
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