From either a brower or composer window: Use the menu command File | Open Web Location to bring up a dialog to load remote pages. Enter a valid http: URL (e.g.: http://blues/users/bijals/publish/composer/composerbor2.htm) and you get an error message. Note that if window with file already exists, it does switch to that window. Or if the URL is first loaded in a browser window, and File | Edit Page is used, it loads correctly. We are using the exact same code as the browser to call the Open Web Location dialog, by the way. Simon: Feel free to investigate this if you have time! Does anyone feel this is a beta1 issue? I bet the fix is simple.
I've seen this on Mac today as well; this is a regression from last week.
add keyword beta1 Charley--any ideas what caused this regression?
No. Will investigate more thoroughly if judged to be PDT+
Putting on PDT+ radar for beta1.
Checked in 2/23
In 2/23/00-08 early morning builds, I still get an error dialog. However, I can cut/paste now.
still a problem in 2/24 build.... I try loading any URL on the net into the composer via Open Web Location and it doesn't work..I get an error panel in browser it works..
I thought I was going crazy -- it worked when I tested it. What is happening now is that loading a URL via this dialog works into either a Browser and Composer works, but only if the starting window is a Browser. If you are in a Composer window and use "Open Location", it FAILS to load into either a Browser or Composer. So this is really a different issue than the one originally fixed. I bet it's a "permission to load window is refused" issue.
Ok, I have a very simple fix now (it was tough to diagnose!) Simple set a checkbox value to "false" when loading from editor -- this checkbox was being hidden, but the initialized checked state was "true", which made it act like we were loading from a non-existing browser window, thus the JS exception.
cc michael lowe, who wrote that dialog
i've tested charlie's fix on the mac - works fine.
Checked in late 2/24
verified in 2/25 build.