Browser selections

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Apr 10 13:56:01 EDT 2019


Thanks for the details. It doesn't do what I need but it could come in 
handy in the future.
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Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
On April 10, 2019 12:46:12 PM JJS via use-livecode 
<use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:

> Jacque,
>
>
> what i do is echo only a single line as a webpage. The php file is only
> called by the API, because i send it with the data to the api as a
> return address.
>
> There is no hilited text.
>
> Before this php file would contain the URL scheme and reopen the app to
> continue where it was, but now i do this:
>
> in the php file:
>
> <?php
> echo"return to mysuperdeluxeapp"
> /* in stead of --> header ("Location:mysuperdeluxeapp://"); */
> ?>
>
> then in LC in widget script i do:
>
>
> *on*browserDocumentLoadComplete pUrl
>
> *local*tT
>
> *put*thehtmlTextofwidget"awesomebrowser"intotT
>
> *repeat* for5times
>
> *if* tT contains"return to mysuperdeluxeapp"*then*
>
> *set*theurlofwidget"awesomebrowser"toempty
>
> *go*tocard"letsgoon"
>
> *exit* *repeat*
>
> *end* *if*
>
> *end* *repeat*
>
> *end*browserDocumentLoadComplete
>
>
> Op 10-4-2019 om 08:44 schreef J. Landman Gay via use-livecode:
>> I was replying to you, JJS. I might be confused about how your method
>> works. How does returning a line from the server allow hiliting text
>> in the widget?
>>
>> On 4/9/19 12:33 PM, JJS via use-livecode wrote:
>>> Who are you referring to Jacque? hh or me?
>>>
>>>
>>> If it's me, then:
>>>
>>> i echo only one line of text with the php file which is called after
>>> the api routine succeeded.
>>>
>>> this way i can just look for that one sentence, it goes so fast you
>>> can't see it and the app switches to another card
>>>
>>>
>>> Op 8-4-2019 om 20:52 schreef J. Landman Gay via use-livecode:
>>>> Actually, I need to hilite a portion of the text in the browser
>>>> rather than just get the whole content. Are you doing that?
>>>>
>>>> Eventually I may need to get the user's drag-selection too, but not
>>>> yet.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 4/8/19 12:22 PM, JJS via use-livecode wrote:
>>>>> you can use this:
>>>>>
>>>>> *put*thehtmlTextofwidget"browser"intotT
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> i use this now for an api which redirects to a php file which
>>>>> echoes a line of text (as normally it would use the URL scheme, but
>>>>> this does not work with the widget)
>>>>>
>>>>> this way i could use the  browser widget and stay in the
>>>>> app(mobile) instead of using a external browser and retunring to
>>>>> the app afterwards which is an ugly thing and leaves the url open
>>>>> in an extenal browser.
>>>>>
>>>>> if the text in the browser is my text then it moves on(and i'm
>>>>> checking like 10 times)
>>>>>
>>>>> It works great!
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Op 7-4-2019 om 21:34 schreef J. Landman Gay via use-livecode:
>>>>>> Is there a way to get/set selected text in a browser widget? I
>>>>>> couldn't find anything.
>>>>>>
>>>>>
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