Anchor links in browser widget

Brian Milby brian at milby7.com
Mon Apr 1 23:24:44 EDT 2019


May be able to take a screen shot, show it, hide the real browser, show the tree widget.  That does require that the browser contains something static and user can’t interact with the browser while the tree is visible.

Thanks,
Brian
On Apr 1, 2019, 11:00 PM -0400, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>, wrote:
> Thanks for the input, hh. I don't think load time is the problem since I
> waited several minutes while doing something else and it was still
> unresponsive. What I've gleaned from two days of fighting with it is
> that if you set the htmltext of a browser widget, it has no URL at all
> and so scripted references to anchor links fail.
>
> If you set the empty browser URL to "http://libbrowser_dummy_url/" and
> try to attach an anchor to that, it still fails.
>
> If you tap an existing anchor link in the browser, it will navigate to
> the linked text and sometimes the URL will change to
> ""http://libbrowser_dummy_url/" by itself, after which using that URL in
> a script will work. But sometimes it doesn't change, the URL remains
> empty, and I haven't figured out why.
>
> If you load the htmltext from a file on disk, the URL is set to the file
> path and it will respond to an anchor link sent via script. This is
> probably the most viable solution since I can write the text to disk
> first and then load it.
>
> Re: layering. I can't use palettes since this is a mobile app, but
> that's good to know in general. What I need is a slide-out panel with a
> tree view widget that appears over the html page. It looks like that
> isn't going to happen.
>
> On 4/1/19 3:37 PM, hh via use-livecode wrote:
> > > JLG wrote:
> > > I may need to go back to the revBrowser implementation, since
> > > layering isn't working with the widget anyway and internal links
> > > aren't reliable.
> >
> > The browser widget needs some time after a "reloading" (setting the
> > htmltext in your case).
> >
> > set htmltext of widget "browser" to empty
> > set htmltext of widget "browser" to htm
> > wait 10 ticks with messages --> may need even more time on preopenstack
> > set url of widget "browser" to "http://libbrowser_dummy_url/#1234"
> >
> > Moreover:
> > = Canvas methods work with revbrowser on Mac only, nowhere else.
> > = You can put a palette over a browser widget:
> > http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?p=152773#p152773
> > = You can put a browser widget over a browser widget:
> > http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?p=172789#p172789
> >
> >
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