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"shopinput3 - can't change background or text colors"

Posted by sbenjamin [citronaut@aol.com] on at 11:12 AM
Can someone help me with this -- I can't get the colors to change in the applet. I've tried all 3 types of color references (hex, word, rgb) but none work. Has anyone encountered this?

Thanks!


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"RE: shopinput3 - can't change background or text colors"
Posted by Joseph Pishgar [support@uburst.com] on at 01:05 PM
Can you give us a URL I can look at?
Oftentimes, its just a slight mistake in formatting. Quotes missed or spaces where there shouldn't be can throw the parameter out of whack. The following is how it should look (minus the spaces at the beginning of the PARAMs-


Regards,
Joseph Pishgar
Microburst Technologies, Inc.


"ShopInput3 - no background colors"
Posted by Scott Benjamin [citronaut@aol.com] on at 05:47 PM
>Can you give us a URL I
>can look at? Oftentimes, its just
>a slight mistake in formatting.
>Quotes missed or spaces where there
>shouldn't be can throw the parameter
>out of whack. The following
>is how it should look (minus
>the spaces at the beginning of
>the PARAMs-
>
> Regards, Joseph Pishgar Microburst Technologies, Inc.
>

Hi, thanks for the quick reply post. Unfortunately, your example didn't make it through (as above). I'm having quite a headache at the moment -- none of the applets display properly. I only have one page up on the test site, but you can see the initial examples of shopinput17 are grayed out -- site33086.dellhost.com/foods-main.html -- and if you scroll to the bottom you'll see examples of shopinput3. At this point, for some reason even the "Qty:" label isn't displaying. What's up?

The only thing I can think is that wordpad has messed up the original formatting of the applet scripts... but this is just cosmetic, isn't it?

Thanks for whatever help you can offer.

Regards,
Scott


"Duh -- simple fix"
Posted by Scott Benjamin [citronaut@aol.com] on at 07:52 AM
Hi,
Well, I fixed it. I had inadvertently (and without realizing) changed all the underscores to dots in the paramater names. Hence in ShopInput3, the only parameters that weren't working were background_color and text_color.
Thanks, though for the attention.
Regards,
Scott

"Re: Duh -- simple fix"
Posted by Joseph Pishgar [support@uburst.com] on at 01:34 PM
Glad to hear you catched the problem!
Looking at your site, although, I see that you have more than 20 applets on one page. This is not recommended, as some older browsers crash hard when trying to view applet-intense pages. Additionally, viewing more than 20 applets in a page can seriously slow down your server.

My advice is to divide up your page into different links, or categories.. even numbered pages for your visitors to browse, rather than displaying the whole shebang in one applet intense page.


Regards,
Joseph Pishgar
Microburst Technologies, Inc.
www.uburst.com


"help! - ShopInput20 may be the answer - BUT..."
Posted by Scott Benjamin [citronaut@aol.com] on at 11:14 PM

Thanks for the heads-up! I'm glad you caught this before it became a problem. I will divide up pages as necessary, but I need to know one important thing:

I would like to use ShopInput20 for master lists of about 500 items. But exactly what constitutes the problematic applet -- is each line-item in ShopInput20's list a separate applet, meaning that a single SI20 of about 15 items is all a webpage can handle... OR is it, rather, that SI20 is processed as one applet - thus I can insert 6 or 8 SI20's (each having 15-25 line items) on a master index page without causing browsers to crash?

Please advise me -- the reorganization (which must proceed ASAP) is going to be dependent on this.

Thanks for your help.
Regards,
Scott


"RE: help! - ShopInput20 may be the answer - BUT..."
Posted by Joseph Pishgar [support@uburst.com] on at 01:44 PM
Hello Scott,

uShopInput20 is quantified in browsers as one (1) applet, though it is an intensive applet.
I don't recommend placing more than 5-6 of those on one page.
Chance of browsers to crash increase markedly as applet intensity and number head above the 20 mark.

Hope this answers your questions.

Regards,
Joseph Pishgar
Support Engineer
Microburst Technologies, Inc.