AltBrowser 2.0 Extension and Web 2.0 Web Apps?

John Patten johnpatten at
Fri Mar 17 16:05:22 EST 2006

Thanks for the quick reply!

I had been trying AltBrowser 2.0 in Rev 2.7. I'm not sure if that's the problem. But when I saw Chris's reply about using 2.6 I went back, downloaded the demo again, and opened it up in 2.6.  

The first time I pointed the "Demo Browser" to I was able to log in, however when I went to edit a previously created document in Writely it through up an answer box, "link trying to open in new window:" and "OK." After clicking OK Rev quit.

So i thought maybe the problem had to do with the fact that I was trying to access a previoulsy created Writely document. So, I created a new document, and was able to edit, update , log off and log on to edit with no problem.  

Then I logged back in and and tried to access one of those previously created Writely documents, and everything worked. Oh, well there went that theory. :-)

I haven't tried in 2.7 again, I was just happy that it worked! 



Message: 9 
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 12:23:29 -0600 
From: chris bohnert <chris at> 
Subject: Re: AltBrowser 2.0 Extension and Web 2.0 Web Apps? 
To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at> 
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Hi John, 

  I just tried this with writely and the altbrowser demo and was able to 
login and create a new document on both the mac an pc.  I'm using XP/OS 
10.4.5 in rev 2.6.1. 

I launched the demo..clicked "launch browser" on the first card and then 
went directly to "". 

You can get us directly at support at or me in particular at 
chris at 


John Patten wrote: 
> Hi all And Chip... 
> I had a question regarding Chip's AltBrowser 2.0 external... 
> Is it possible to use the external with web sites such as Writely (  I attempted using the demo browser in the new 2.0 version and was not successful. On the Windows version, it would kill Rev, and with the Mac it would bring up the page, allow login, but you could not edit anything (change text style, font, etc.) 
> My guess is maybe this is due to the fact that Writely opens up multiple windows and AltBrowser 2.0 does not support sites with multiple windows...??? Or, maybe the demo browser doesn't...? 
> Can anyone shed any light on using AltBrowser with something like Writley? 
> Thank you! 
> John Patten 
> Sylvan Union School District 
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