Browser HTML Source & URLs

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Wed Apr 17 14:57:21 EDT 2019


Try this:

   put url tURL into tSource -- the source text
   set the htmlText of fld "HTMLText" to tSource -- LC's display

LC only supports a subset of HTML, so when you put the source into a 
field, only the supported parts go in. But you can grab the unadultered 
source first.

On 4/17/19 1:22 PM, Rick Harrison via use-livecode wrote:
> Thanks for getting back to me on this.
> 
>> The htmltext is the page source code. So
>>
>> put the htmltext of widget "browser" into field 1
> 
> I thought it was the source code originally too,
> but it doesn’t work correctly.
> 
> For example:
> 
> set the HTMLText of field "HTMLTextField1" to URL field "WebAddressField1" of this card
> (Where field "WebAddressField1" of this card = http://www.duckduckgo.com <http://www.duckduckgo.com/> )
> 
> Look at the output in field HTMLTextField1.
> 
> Then go to the website with Safari with the Developer Menu turned on,
> and use the pull down menu option for “Show Page Source”.
> 
> You will see there is a vast difference between what Safari shows
> versus what LiveCode HTMLText shows.  (It’s less than useful!)
> 
> Your thoughts?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Rick
> 
> 
> 
>> On Apr 17, 2019, at 6:13 AM, hh via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Rick H. wrote:
>>> I am able to load the browser widget with a URL
>>> and go to the URL successfully.
>>>
>>> I can get the HTMLtext of the page I have browsed to just fine.
>>> What I have yet to do is to get the page source code of the page
>>> I have browsed to in LiveCode into a field.
>>
>> The htmltext is the page source code. So
>>
>> put the htmltext of widget "browser" into field 1
>>
>> If you don't mean the htmltext but the *generated* htmltext then you
>> have to use JavaScript (see for example the firefox developer tools).
>>
>>> Rick H. wrote:
>>> I also would like the browser widget to show me any new URL address
>>> that I have gone to.
>>
>> This stack shows also one way how to implement "history" for the widget
>> in a few lines:
>> http://forums.livecode.com/viewtopic.php?p=174936#p174936
>>
>>
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