Re: [greenstone-users] Netscape 4: problem with classifiers

From Jonathan Tremblay
DateTue, 14 Jun 2005 23:10:48 -0500
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Netscape 4: problem with classifiers
Hi,

Thanks Michael... You were right about '{' and '}' characters... With a backslash it works!

So I think that I will embed my stylesheet.

And maybe that I will also add Firefox on my cd for post-windows-95 users... (Firefox is a great browser, it has a small installer file and it seams to work well with Greenstone)

Jonathan Tremblay

----- Original Message -----
From: "Michael Dewsnip" <mdewsnip@cs.waikato.ac.nz>
To: "Jonathan Tremblay" <jonathan@piccolo.net>
Subject: Re: [greenstone-users] Netscape 4: problem with classifiers
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 17:14:07 +1200

>
> Hi Jonathan,
>
> I've had another quick look at this -- just having a <link
> rel="stylesheet"> tag seems to be enough to cause the problem, even if
> it references an empty stylesheet.
>
> I'm going to blame this problem on Netscape 4. Judging from some of the
> pages on the web (eg. http://css.nu/pointers/bugs-nn.html#NN4), Netscape
> 4's support for CSS was pretty bad, so I don't think it is an unfair
> assumption. The fact that viewing the same page under the same
> conditions with a different browser works fine seems to suggest that
> this is a browser problem and not a Greenstone problem.
>
> > By the way I tried to embed the stylesheet in the page, but it was worse: it
> > doesn't event work with Explorer...
> >
> >
> Did you remember to escape the '{' and '}' characters, by adding a
> backslash before them? You need to do this otherwise Greenstone can't
> parse the macrofiles correctly. By copying the text from the style.css
> file into a <style> tag, and escaping the curly braces, I was able to
> get it to work correctly on Netscape 4.
>
> Regards,
>
> Michael
>
>
>
> Michael Dewsnip wrote:
>
> > Hi Jonathan,
> >
> > Thanks for this extra information -- I can now reproduce your problem.
> > Unfortunately I've run out of time this week but I'll try to find time
> > next week to look into this. Please let me know if you manage to narrow
> > it down any further.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Michael
> >
> >
> >
> > Jonathan Tremblay wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I have sent an email last week about a problem with Netscape 4. If a page
> >> contains to much information it doesn't load.
> >>
> >> Michael has browsed some collections with Netscape without any problem.
> >>
> >> I got a hard time figuring out about the source of that problem... Now I
> >> have found a way to reproduce the bug even with other collections.
> >>
> >> You will need the garish stylesheet, or any other stylesheet.
> >>
> >> First add the following line to the GSDL Error function in the style.dm
> >> file:
> >> <link rel="stylesheet" href="/gsdl/web/images/garish/style.css" type="text/css"/>
> >>
> >> Then restart the Library, use Netscape 4.X, and go to a page with a lot of
> >> nodes such as:
> >> Bibliography collection -> Dates -> 1986
> >>
> >> The page never appears! When the browser stops, if you try to view the page
> >> source, you'll find that the page always stop to load at the same point.
> >>
> >> For example, the "Dates -> 1986" page ends with:
> >> <tr valign=top><td></td><td></td><td valign=top><a
> >> href="gsdl?e=d-0-00-cltbibZz-e--00-1-0Date--0prompt-10---4------0-1l--1-en-1000---50-about---00131-001-0-0utfZz-8-00&a=d&cl=CL3.14&d=HASH94364e5203925b3973f5ff_2128"><img src="/images/book.gif" width=18 height=11 border=0 alt="open this document and view contents" title="open this document and view contents"></a></td> <td valign=top><b>Inductive inference by refinement</b> - <i>P.
> >> Laird</i></td>
> >> </tr>
> >> <tr valign=top><td></
> >>
> >> It's like if the page transmission has been stopped...
> >>
> >> My collection will be distributed on CD. It must works with Netscape 4...
> >> it's included with the Export function!
> >>
> >> Does anybody have a solution? All I can think of is to use basic-old-html
> >> for formatting instead of stylesheet, but it breaks my heart.
> >>
> >> By the way I tried to embed the stylesheet in the page, but it was worse:
> >> it doesn't event work with Explorer...
> >>
> >> Thanks,
> >>
> >> Jonathan Tremblay
> >>
> >> --------------------------
> >> Michael Dewsnip wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Hi Jonathan,
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> I've just tried browsing a few of my collections with Netscape
> >>> Communicator 4.8 (including some with hundreds of elements under nodes),
> >>> and didn't notice any problems. Is your collection available on the web
> >>> for us to visit?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> One thing about Netscape 4 is that it is fussier about the HTML that it
> >>> accepts. Perhaps it is actually loading the page but not rendering it?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Regards,
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Michael
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>> Jonathan Tremblay wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>> Hi,
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>> My collection works fine with Explorer 6, but I have a problem with
> >>>> Netscape 4: some of my classifiers nodes cannot be opened.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>> If the node contains too much information the page never loads.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>> So, if a node contains 10 or 20 elements there's no problem, but when it
> >>>> contains around 30 or more elements, it cannot be viewed with Netscape.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>> Here's an example of one of those element:
> >>>> Deadly Public Policy: HIV/AIDS and Government (In)action
> >>>> Subjects: General Resources ; Blood Safety and Supply ; Injection Drug
> >>>> Use and Drug Policy ; Prisons
> >>>> Type: Reports and discussion papers
> >>>> Publisher: Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network (Canada, 2004) [Fran├žais]
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>> Any idea of the problem/solution?
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>>> Thanks,
> >>>> Jonathan Tremblay
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
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> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
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