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Last question of the day - already posted 2!!!

Knowledge Base Lobby : uShop Support Conference : General Questions
Oct-20-17 11:52 AM EST
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Last question of the day - already posted 2!!!
Author kachurak on 06-04-2000 at 20:03 (EST)
OK...here goes. I am putting a CD Catalog out with the full version UShop applets on it. IF, this gets into the hands of a potential customer that owns an OS other than MS windows...like linux, MAC or whatever, will there be a problem or extra settings that need to be added?

Thanks
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  RE: Last question of the day - already posted 2!!! Bill Weiner, 2000-06-05 06:03:19 (1)

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         1. RE: Last question of the day - already posted 2!!!
        Author Bill Weiner on 06-05-2000 at 06:03 (EST)
The trick for maximizing browser/OS compatibility, is the use of the codebase parameter and your directory structure.

Here are three recommended directory structures/codebase settings to use:

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OPTION 1: One "classes" directory and multiple "html" directories....all on the same directory level.

This basically involves setting up the directory structure like this:

store
I
I--classes
I
I--html1
I
I--html2
I
I--html3
I

With this directory structure you can have as many HTML directories as you want for organizing your product pages. Be sure to use the CODEBASE setting CODEBASE="../classes/" for all of your applets.

ADVANTAGES: Product pages are organized because the are separated into multiple directores (on the same directory level).

DISADVANTAGES: Netscape 3 would have a problem if you use multiple HTML directories. To support Netscape 3 also, then you would need to use OPTION 2 or OPTION 3 below.

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OPTION 2: One "classes" directory and one "html" directory on the same directory level.

This basically involves setting up the directory structure like this:

store
I
I--classes
I
I--html

Be sure to use the CODEBASE setting CODEBASE="../classes/" for all of your applets.

ADVANTAGES: This directory structure should work on all browsers/operating systems.

DISADVANTAGES: This directory structure is a little less organized since all product pages are thrown in the same HTML directory.

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OPTION 3: Everything in one directory.

This basically involves setting up the directory structure so that one directory contains all product html pages and all class files.

Be sure to use the CODEBASE setting CODEBASE="./" for all of your applets....Or since they are all in the same directory, you don't have to specify a CODEBASE at all.

ADVANTAGES: Very easy to setup - good for a small number of products/pages. Should work on all browsers/operating systems.

DISADVANTAGES: Less organized since all of the class files and store html pages are thrown in the same directory.

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So choose one of the above options and stick with it. I'd probably recommend OPTION 2 - for maximum browser/OS compatibility, but if you will be having many, many products, then the multiple HTML directory structure of OPTION 1 may work better for you (at the sacrifice of Netscape 3 customers - which at this time is about 1% of internet users....and dropping every day).

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