[LON-CAPA-users] remote control

Gerd Kortemeyer lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
Tue, 9 Sep 2003 06:34:47 -0400

Hi Jim,

The easiest way to display supplemental material in a new window is to 
specify a (currently) non-existing window as target, namely

<a href="/res/...." target="mySupplementWin">link here</a>

- Gerd.

On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 04:30  AM, Jim Maxka wrote:

> I have a couple of questions about the window document using Mozilla 
> 1.4:
> Some of these occurences might be related --maybe.
> I tried opening a new window with the command <a 
> href=javascript:"window.open('url');"> for supplemental material.  Is 
> there a better way?  The origiinal document turned to [object].  I 
> also tried using the <window>link here</window> but it would not let 
> me resize and scroll.
> I have noticed that opening new windows sometimes causes the remote to 
> disappear.  I can usually get the remote back by closing the browser 
> and relaunching the application.  I have also seen new documents 
> launch into the remote.  This is interesting.  And I have seen the 
> remote or part of the remote functions collapse on the brower page, 
> but what to do when it just goes away.
> Also, upon exiting remote. The javascript:self.close does not work on 
> Mozilla 1.4.  I have to close the browser manually.  Although the 
> self.close does work in IE.
> --jim
> Gerd Kortemeyer wrote:
>> On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 12:08  PM, Michael T Hamlin wrote:
>>> IE has the annoying habit that when you
>>> open a new browser window, it loads the same page that is being
>>> viewed in the previous window.
>> Usually you open a new window because you want to do something 
>> different from what you already do. There was a nice New York Times 
>> article about these Microsoft "features" yesterday. I wonder if this 
>> one can be switched off in the Preferences, though, like much of the 
>> MS Word automated guesswork and paperclippy features - can't do 
>> anything from inside LON-CAPA about it.
>>>   While you are in lon-capa, this
>>> creates confusion with the remote, presumably because the remote
>>> cannot be associated with two windows at the same time.
>> Actually, when a LON-CAPA window comes up, it has code in it which 
>> registers with the Remote. If the same window comes up again (out of 
>> cache, so we cannot even block shipping the code), the *it* registers 
>> with the Remote.
>>>   Then
>>> if you later close one (i typically close the newer one),
>> Please try closing the old one.
>>> PS  I am using IE on machines where I do not have control.  When I
>>> suggested they install another browser the guy laughed and said
>>> "but everyone uses IE".
>> Excrement must also taste great, since billions of flies cannot be 
>> wrong.
>> - Gerd.
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