mark.laffoon at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 00:27:39 EST 2013
Recently, I had the opportunity to grab some 3rd party tools in the RunRev
store, one of which was "The Scripter's
Wow, that is one neat tool.
So as I'm going about filling it up with all the goodies I had laying
around in text files & stickies, I remembered a couple of LiveCode
"Lessons" that I wanted to include. My process began something like this:
Create SSBK entry
Pull hair out!
Then, as I'm starting up SSBK the other evening, lo and behold I see:
"Build extensions and addons as API plugins or IAC scripts"
Is this what I think it is? Hell YEAH!
Sure enough, there is a whole API that is superbly documented, right there
waiting for me to play with.
So finally here we are at my dilemma:
I have a half written a plugin that takes a given
lessons.runrev.com"Lesson" and creates a complete entry in my SSBK
automagically. Is this ok
to do? I found a somewhat related post in the list archives from earlier
"On 7/20/12 5:38 PM, Potts Jeff wrote:
> I have tried to scrape the lessons to a local machine and it is not
> possible. I even raised the issue with LC support and was told that it
> was not possible to have the lessons presented in a way that we could
> download easily.
Possibly because the lessons are created with the (marvelous) ScreenSteps
program, a commercial product made with LiveCode by our own Trevor DeVore.
I'm not sure, but there may be proprietary formats in it, or licensing
Since the output does show up in a browser though, I'd think you could go
to a web page and at least grab the html.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
Although thats about all there was. So even though I can do this, should
I? It certainly helps me to have it all in my newfound friend, SSBK.
Thanks in advance for any advice offered.
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