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special characters & target new window


Poster: pat __at__ dracoblu.com
Dated: Wednesday September 3 2003 - 6:30:58 BST

Hi...

I used the v3 to 5 converter, and a few things did not work out. Firstly, special characters don't appear to translate well using HTML code for accents and such within "Text= " definition. Any suggestions here would help. Secondly, the target=new command following the url= is not working as it did in v3.

Anyone who can provide direction on this would be a great help. Thanks.

Pat


Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday September 3 2003 - 16:22:11 BST

There are a few spots where the converter tends to burp a bit. Special characters are easy to edit back in, as is target=_new;.

However, you didn't give us anything to look at so we can be more helpful.


Poster: pat __at__ dracoblu.com
Dated: Wednesday September 3 2003 - 16:35:49 BST

Thanks for the reply John.

You may visit this temporary page I have set up until I have the new menu working properly.

http://www.dracoblu.com/temp1.html

You will find a few items in the menu reference the target=new command (see Symbolist Show in the main menu or Awards sub-menu). I had to remove the HTML special characters altogher, as it disabled the menu with the additional ";" in the coding, eg. Résumé

If you need any further info, please let me know. Thanks again.


Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday September 3 2003 - 21:02:28 BST

First problem is with target. It should look like this...

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aI("text=Symbolist Show;url=/symbolistshow.html;target=_new;separatorsize=1")

Note the added ; after html, and the _ attached to new - ;target=_new;

As for Resume, the following...
aI("text=Résumé Stuff;url=http://... etc.
That comes out on the menu as Resume Stuff with the accented 'e'.

If you wanted only the word Resume it would look like this...
aI("text=Résumé;url=http://... etc.

Note the double ;; after Resume.


Poster: pat __at__ dracoblu.com
Dated: Wednesday September 3 2003 - 21:32:12 BST

Thanks John, that seems to have solved my problems. Interesting to note, however, upon refreshing the page the menu sometimes disappears and other images and such go missing. A second or third try usually sorts this out. Is that a menu issue?

One last question. Is there a resource for MS filters you can use on the menu? I thought there was something on the site previously, but I can't seem to find it.

Thanks again for all your help, and prompt reply :)


Poster: John
Dated: Wednesday September 3 2003 - 22:06:26 BST

pat __at__ dracoblu.com wrote:Thanks John, that seems to have solved my problems. Interesting to note, however, upon refreshing the page the menu sometimes disappears and other images and such go missing. A second or third try usually sorts this out. Is that a menu issue?

Let's go back to basics. OS, browser, menu version, etc. Note that RC9 is now available. I don't think this is a menu problem.
pat __at__ dracoblu.com wrote:One last question. Is there a resource for MS filters you can use on the menu? I thought there was something on the site previously, but I can't seem to find it.

Ouch, shame on you :( Did we forget about Search :?:
Dave posted this recently...
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/workshop/author/filter/filters.asp