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3.0 Applets or Scripts

Knowledge Base Lobby : uShop Support Conference : General Questions
Aug-20-18 10:50 PM EST
Original Message
3.0 Applets or Scripts
Author ronharter on 08-11-2000 at 22:07 (EST)
Which loads the pages faster the Applets or the scripts. I made a sample page and the scripts page seems to load faster. Is their any advantages/disadvantages to one over the other?

Ron Harter

Table Of Contents
  RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts Bill Weiner, 2000-08-12 04:45:41 (1)
            3.0 Applets or Scripts ronharter, 2000-08-13 22:35:06 (2)
                 RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts Bill Weiner, 2000-08-14 05:21:58 (3)
                      3.0 Applets or Scripts ronharter, 2000-08-14 07:23:14 (4)
                           RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts Bill Weiner, 2000-08-15 05:25:52 (5)
            RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts Roger, 2000-08-25 18:39:08 (6)
                 RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts Bill Weiner, 2000-08-26 09:22:54 (7)

Messages In This Discussion
         1. RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts
        Author Bill Weiner on 08-12-2000 at 04:45 (EST)
Technically the JavaScripts will load faster because the browser's Java Virtual Machine (JVM) doesn't have to start each individual JavaScript as it does with each individual Java Applet. The disadvantage to using the JavaScripts, however, is that they don't plug as easily onto the web pages as the Java Applets....i.e., pages with Java Applets are easier to maintain.
                 2. 3.0 Applets or Scripts
                Author ronharter on 08-13-2000 at 22:35 (EST)
Thanks, thats what I thought. Now I only have about 900 of them to change

It would be nice if someone made a plug-in for Frontpage or found a way to ask the questions such as ID, Description, Price, etc and then write the script. I will be using P00002 for 95% of the site.

Guess this should have gone in the Wish List.

For anyone using Frontpage there is a script editor that makes it a little easier. It is not normally installed but is on the CD. Just go to tools, macros, Microsoft Script Editor if it isn't installed it will ask if you want to install it.

Ron Harter
                         3. RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts
                        Author Bill Weiner on 08-14-2000 at 05:21 (EST)
900!....yea, that sounds like a lot of work without some sort of a tool or utility. We'll add it to our future features list...unless someone else comes up with one in the meantime....

In anycase, because the JavaScripts do work a little different then the Java Applets, be sure to test them out and see how they work before you get too far.
                                 4. 3.0 Applets or Scripts
                                Author ronharter on 08-14-2000 at 07:23 (EST)
I have been testing them out as I go. If you have some time I would appreciate it if you could take a look and see if I am doing it right before I get into trouble. The link to the new pages is then on the Index scroll down to Fans 12VDC. All of these are done now. It is ok to actually place an order if you want, as it will come to me.

I like the looks of the pages with the scripts buttons on them. I will be making some cosmetic changes to the ordering pages later.
                                         5. RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts
                                        Author Bill Weiner on 08-15-2000 at 05:25 (EST)
Looking good!

(I'm sure you already know this, but you can change the "Add To Cart" and the "Begin Order Process" gifs if you like....just remember that the "Begin Order Process" gif is actually located in your "classes" directory since it is loaded dynamically by the uShopOrderButton applet).
                 6. RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts
                Author Roger on 08-25-2000 at 18:39 (EST)
Considering the problems we are having with Macs, would it be advisable to use JavaScripts instead of Applets?
                         7. RE: 3.0 Applets or Scripts
                        Author Bill Weiner on 08-26-2000 at 09:22 (EST)
No. That will not have anything to do with the Mac IE5 bug. The problem with the Mac IE5 bug has to do with not allowing the various shopping cart applets to update.

Thanks to some Mac users who have volunteered to help us do some controlled testing with Macs, we have been narrowing down the Mac IE 5 problem and developing a work around it. In fact, our best guess at this time is TEST 1 at:

Which uses some new "Threaded" shopping cart applets. But we are still working on that.

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