tools and commands relating to the web

Devin Asay devin_asay at
Fri Feb 22 16:48:01 EST 2002

At 1:40 PM -0500 2/22/02, PERPHARMACEUTIC at wrote:
>I am pretty new at this programming thing, so forgive me these are 
>stupid questions.  I want to build a simple browser, however I am a 
>bit confused as I cannot seem to find the right tools or commands to 
>do so.
>For instance: in visual basic there is a internet icon in the tools 
>palette that when chosen creates the browser display field.  In Rev. 
>there are only various text fields (i.e., list, scrolling list, 
>etc.) on the tools palette, I don't see anything that would create a 
>browser display field.  How can I accomplish this.
>Also, in visual basic there are commands/methods: navigate, refresh, 
>etc. that are used as comman browser methods.  I cannot figure out 
>what commands/methods in Rev. to use to accomplish these things.

Hi Steve,

In fact Rev has a very rich set of tools for doing internet things, 
including building a simple browser.  It's just that they are not 
obvious without a little digging.

I just went through this in my Revolution class.  If you're 
interested, take a peek at my class web site at
Click on the Lecture notes link and look for "Revolution and the 
Internet" link.  I have summarized most of the commands that have to 
do with web and internet capabilities of Revolution there.

In addition to this, look at the Transcript Dictionary entry for 
"link" style text and check the "see also" popup for related commands 
and functions that allow you to check links downloaded with html text.

BTW, if anyone happens to look at my web site and sees anything I got 
wrong or left out, drop me a note.

Devin Asay
Humanities Research Center
Brigham Young University

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