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*McDonough, Mark
Message 1 of 4 (42 Views)

AttachURL options

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09-29-2000 09:41 AM
The AttachURL command in R14 or R2000 is supposed to support URL options,
such as start DWF with a named view.

Example, I create URLs with synatx for calling a named view:
It's supposed to work like this: my_URL/my.dwf?NamedView=SOMEVIEW

The hyperlink calls the DWF "initial view" but does not restore the named
view. I can right-click, and select the view, but it should work all in one
operation. Any ideas?

(I'm using WHIP 4 in IE5)

--
Mark McDonough
mmcdonough@sasaki.com
http://www.sasaki.com
*Support], Bryn Evans [Autodesk Product
Message 2 of 4 (42 Views)

Re: AttachURL options

10-02-2000 02:06 AM in reply to: *McDonough, Mark
This works fine for me, at the prompt Enter URL:
Enter URL:file://d:/r14.01/1.dwf?NamedView=1

Also ensure you have the lates AIU for R14 and WHIP or VoloView Plugin:
ftp://ftp.autodesk.com/pub/whip/

Bryn Evans
AECAD Product Support, UK,
WW Support & Services, Autodesk
Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/

--

Mark McDonough wrote:

> The AttachURL command in R14 or R2000 is supposed to support URL options,
> such as start DWF with a named view.
>
> Example, I create URLs with synatx for calling a named view:
> It's supposed to work like this: my_URL/my.dwf?NamedView=SOMEVIEW
>
> The hyperlink calls the DWF "initial view" but does not restore the named
> view. I can right-click, and select the view, but it should work all in one
> operation. Any ideas?
>
> (I'm using WHIP 4 in IE5)
>
> --
> Mark McDonough
> mmcdonough@sasaki.com
> http://www.sasaki.com
*McDonough, Mark
Message 3 of 4 (42 Views)

Re:

10-02-2000 08:35 AM in reply to: *McDonough, Mark
Still doesn't work for me.

Issue #1: The latest WHIP (v4.0-102) will not load. I have tried
uninstalling Whip 4.0-94 first, but when I attempt loading the latest build,
I get a message about some target files being read-only, files such as
whiptkw.dll, szbw.hdi, rblastw.hdi, gdiw.hdi, etc. If I chose "Yes" to
overwrite the files, I get a "severe error", "general file transfer error,
please check your target location & try again, Error Number:-4". If I chose
not to overwrite, build 102 loads Whip, but DWFs will not view. I went back
to the previous Build Whip 4.0-94, which installs without difficulty. How
do I get around this?

Issue #2: At the Autodesk FTP site for Whip, on Page 15 or the readme file,
under Known Limitations, it states "If a DWF file has an URL that specifies
another DWF file, the URL may not have URL options for Microsoft IE 4.01
unless the URL points to a frame. Example:

http://server/my.dwf?layerson=plumbing

will not work, yet:

http://server/my.dwf?layerson=plumbing#target=myframe

will work."

Actually, I still can't get it to work, even using a target statement, with
one of the valid target options such as _top. For it to work, does it
depend on using WHIP 4.0 build 102?... and it simply won't work in Build 94?
Does saving the DWF in ascii, binary, or compressed binary make any
difference? Since it workls for you, what WHIP build did you use, what IE
version did you use? Any more suggestions?

--
Mark McDonough
mmcdonough@sasaki.com
http://www.sasaki.com

Bryn Evans [Autodesk Product Support] wrote in
message news:39D85001.FBC72BEB@autodesk.com...
> This works fine for me, at the prompt Enter URL:
> Enter URL:file://d:/r14.01/1.dwf?NamedView=1
>
> Also ensure you have the lates AIU for R14 and WHIP or VoloView Plugin:
> ftp://ftp.autodesk.com/pub/whip/
>
> Bryn Evans
> AECAD Product Support, UK,
> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/
>
> --
>
> Mark McDonough wrote:
>
> > The AttachURL command in R14 or R2000 is supposed to support URL
options,
> > such as start DWF with a named view.
> >
> > Example, I create URLs with synatx for calling a named view:
> > It's supposed to work like this: my_URL/my.dwf?NamedView=SOMEVIEW
> >
> > The hyperlink calls the DWF "initial view" but does not restore the
named
> > view. I can right-click, and select the view, but it should work all in
one
> > operation. Any ideas?
> >
> > (I'm using WHIP 4 in IE5)
> >
> > --
> > Mark McDonough
> > mmcdonough@sasaki.com
> > http://www.sasaki.com
>
*McDonough, Mark
Message 4 of 4 (42 Views)

Re:

10-02-2000 08:59 AM in reply to: *McDonough, Mark
Another clue: URL options work when calling up a DWF from an non-DWF
source!... such as a company Intranet document (in our case, in Lotus
Notes/Domino), when the DWF loads, it does accept the NamedView.
Interestingly enough, as suggested in my other message quoting from the Whip
Readme, it seems that a similar URL, when embedded in one DWF to call
another DWF, this is when it fails to acknowledge URL options.

So, I still want to use URLs in a DWF, to call (load) a different DWF and go
right to a specified NamedView. This appears the part that's not working.
Bryn, can you please try and replicate the scenario of a URL in a DWF
calling another DWF with a NamedView.

Thank you.

--
Mark McDonough
mmcdonough@sasaki.com
http://www.sasaki.com

Bryn Evans [Autodesk Product Support] wrote in
message news:39D85001.FBC72BEB@autodesk.com...
> This works fine for me, at the prompt Enter URL:
> Enter URL:file://d:/r14.01/1.dwf?NamedView=1
>
> Also ensure you have the lates AIU for R14 and WHIP or VoloView Plugin:
> ftp://ftp.autodesk.com/pub/whip/
>
> Bryn Evans
> AECAD Product Support, UK,
> WW Support & Services, Autodesk
> Discussion Q&A: http://www.autodesk.com/support/discsgrp/
>
> --
>
> Mark McDonough wrote:
>
> > The AttachURL command in R14 or R2000 is supposed to support URL
options,
> > such as start DWF with a named view.
> >
> > Example, I create URLs with synatx for calling a named view:
> > It's supposed to work like this: my_URL/my.dwf?NamedView=SOMEVIEW
> >
> > The hyperlink calls the DWF "initial view" but does not restore the
named
> > view. I can right-click, and select the view, but it should work all in
one
> > operation. Any ideas?
> >
> > (I'm using WHIP 4 in IE5)
> >
> > --
> > Mark McDonough
> > mmcdonough@sasaki.com
> > http://www.sasaki.com
>

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