Using "Launch URL" without actually opening browser?

Mike Bonner bonnmike at gmail.com
Sat Aug 26 23:56:05 EDT 2017


It seems to me that it should just be a matter of setting the proper
headers before sending your request, but thats another area I don't know
enough about.  Didn't someone write a library for just this sort of thing?
There is also the oath2 library in lc 9 and the google api uses oath2 so
maybe thats a way.

Too bad you need chrombook support.  Otherwise you could just have a hidden
browser widget in your stack and do it all behind the scenes.  Another
thing i don't know enough about.. Can a web app use oath2 (or launch or
even get url while setting headers) and hit another domain?

On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 9:30 PM, JOHN PATTEN via use-livecode <
use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
>
> I tried "Get URL" too.
>
> It may not be possible to submit/post the data in the URL (launch url "
> https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoYoEfrcewj4IEG0FnfjBn
> feVVSLva5tWv-dVexoP95trNNA/formResponse <https://docs.google.com/
> forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoYoEfrcewj4IEG0FnfjBnfeVVSLva5tWv-dVexoP95trNNA/
> formResponse>?"& tStudentName & tDate & tSecondsSince & tCardName &
> tTargetObject) without getting the Google Form response.  I was thinking of
> possible using this strategy in an HTML5 stack with student Chromebooks.
>
> Too bad, that would have been an easy way to store light weight stack data
> without a lot of effort :(
>
> Thank you!
>
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Aug 26, 2017, at 2:21 PM, Mike Bonner via use-livecode <
> use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> > Try
> > get url "https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/
> 1FAIpQLScoYoEfrcewj4IEG0FnfjBn
> > feVVSLva5tWv-dVexoP95trNNA/formResponse?"& tStudentName & tDate &
> > tSecondsSince & tCardName & tTargetObject
> >
> > On Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 3:15 PM, JOHN PATTEN via use-livecode <
> > use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I’m using the Google spreadsheet that gets created when you create a
> >> Google Form to collect data from a stack.
> >>
> >> I’ve copied out the specific Google submit form button to send my stack
> >> data to the Google spreadsheet.
> >>
> >> This works fine using “Launch URL” however it opens the browser and give
> >> me the Google Form Submission Confirmation page.  Is there any way to
> >> submit the URL without actually launching the browser?
> >>
> >> I experimenting with tracking my students’ mouse clicks while using a
> >> learning app I may create, and was looking at a easy way to store that
> >> data, and utilize Google Forms simple data reports.
> >>
> >> Here’s the card script I’m using:
> >>
> >> on mouseDown
> >>
> >> --put the short name of target
> >>
> >> put the millisecs into TCurrentTime
> >>
> >> --convert tCurrentTime to milliseconds
> >>
> >> put cd fld "lastAction" into tOldTime
> >>
> >> put (tCurrentTime - tOldTime)/1000 into tSecondsSince
> >>
> >> if tSecondsSince > 60 then
> >>
> >> put "entry.133167263=" & tSecondsSince/60 & " minutes" & "&" into
> >> tSecondsSince
> >>
> >> put "entry.1059711654=" & cd fld "studentName" into tStudentName
> >>
> >> put "entry.630316753=" & the short date & "&" into tDate
> >>
> >> put "entry.768691577=" & the name of current card & "&" into tCardName
> >>
> >> put "entry.1264876799=" & the short name of target into tTargetObject
> >>
> >> launch url "https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/
> >> 1FAIpQLScoYoEfrcewj4IEG0FnfjBnfeVVSLva5tWv-dVexoP95trNNA/
> formResponse?"&
> >> tStudentName & tDate & tSecondsSince & tCardName & tTargetObject
> >>
> >> end if
> >>
> >> put tSecondsSince && "seconds" && "-" && the short name of target
> >>
> >> put "entry.133167263=" & tSecondsSince && "seconds" & "&" into
> >> tSecondsSince
> >>
> >> put "entry.1059711654=" & cd fld "studentName" & "&" into tStudentName
> >>
> >> put "entry.630316753=" & the short date & "&" into tDate
> >>
> >> put "entry.768691577=" & the name of current card & "&" into tCardName
> >>
> >> put "entry.1264876799=" & the short name of target into tTargetObject
> >>
> >> launch url "https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/
> >> 1FAIpQLScoYoEfrcewj4IEG0FnfjBnfeVVSLva5tWv-dVexoP95trNNA/
> formResponse?"&
> >> tStudentName & tDate & tSecondsSince & tCardName & tTargetObject
> >>
> >> put tCurrentTime into cd fld "lastAction"
> >> end mouseDown
> >>
> >> on openCard
> >> put the millisecs into cd fld  “lastAction"
> >> end openCard
> >>
> >> Thank you!
> >>
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