[LON-CAPA-users] remote control
Tue, 9 Sep 2003 06:34:47 -0400
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>
On Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at 04:30 AM, Jim Maxka wrote:
> I have a couple of questions about the window document using Mozilla
> Some of these occurences might be related --maybe.
> I tried opening a new window with the command <a
> 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.
> Mozilla 1.4. I have to close the browser manually. Although the
> self.close does work in IE.
> 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.
>>> 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
>> - Gerd.
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