Widget worries

Client has asked that I include a Partners Widget. I have been given the code. I have applied the code as a markup item in an html box.

Only the heading “Partners” is visible.

What should I have done?


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Did you click inside the HTML item and Insert>Markup Item?

If so what was the actual code that was supplied?

David


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Yes I did that. Here’s the code…

Partners


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Where did the code come from?

It looks like the ’ and the " are being munged and that is why it doesn’t work.

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Straight from the client’s hosting company in Barbados.

Should a snippet of this code go in the Head?


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Should a snippet of this code go in the Head?

Not that I can see

Is there a site where you can see it working?

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Dave, that’s probably because it’s posted outside of code blocks, and FreewayTalk does “curly” quotes by default.

Graham, this looks very much like a normal Flash detection object. Is there something special about the Flash you are posting with it that requires all this extra code? Is there a SWF file somewhere that you are placing on the page? If so, just drag it (alone) on the page and Freeway will do the rest. Including get the quotes right for it to run.

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On Dec 16, 2011, at 5:55 AM, DeltaDave wrote:

Where did the code come from?

It looks like the ’ and the " are being munged and that is why it doesn’t work.

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Hi Walter

Something special? I have no idea. This site replaces an existing site with this widget in place. I have just been given the code to include.

Sorry, a bit clueless here!


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Do you have a link to a page where it is working? I could tell more from the context than I have seen in your snippet.

(By the way, if you need to post a block of code here in the future, you need to put “fences” around it so the formatter here doesn’t turn it into prose. All by itself on the line before your code starts, type four tildes in a row: ~~~~ followed by a return. Then type your code, and then one more return and one more line with four tildes. That will engage the code formatter, which will leave everything exactly as you typed it.)

Walter

On Dec 16, 2011, at 8:24 AM, Graham Meigh wrote:

Hi Walter

Something special? I have no idea. This site replaces an existing site with this widget in place. I have just been given the code to include.

Sorry, a bit clueless here!


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Hi Walter

Here’s the link to the company that are supplying the Widget

This is an example of the widget on a page

Does that help?


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Yes it does. Draw an HTML box where you want the widget to appear. Double-click inside that box so you see a flashing text cursor, and from the main menu choose Insert / Markup Item. In the dialog that appears, paste only the Object code:

<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" id="arcSpecialsEmbed" width="352" height="225" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab">
	<param name="movie" value="http://barbados.org/siteimage/shared/arcSpecialsEmbed.swf" />
	<param name="quality" value="high" />
	<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" />
	<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
	<param name="flashvars" value="feedURL=http://barbadosvacationspecials.com/rss_feeds/BarbadosVacationSpecials.xml" />
	<embed src="http://barbados.org/siteimage/shared/arcSpecialsEmbed.swf" quality="high" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" width="352" height="225" name="arcSpecialsEmbed" align="middle" play="true" loop="false" flashvars="feedURL=http://barbadosvacationspecials.com/rss_feeds/BarbadosVacationSpecials.xml" allowscriptaccess="sameDomain" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer">
	</embed> 
</object>

Preview in a browser that has Flash installed, and you should see vacation listings in Barbados.

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Hi Walt

Well. If I paste the code you have taken from the published widget it works fine. When I do the same with the code I have been given for the Barbados Golf Club widget… it doesn’t.

I guess I will have to go back to the publishers and ask them to check the code they have given me.

Thanks for your time and patience.


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