IE 7.0 BETA 2 - TURNS WW NONFUNCTIONAL

I downloaded the beta 2 version of IE 7.0 on to my Win XP PC and found it rendered WW nonfunctional.

I had to do a system restore - effectively uninstalling IE 7.0 - to get WW to work again.

Is this a sign of the future or is this merely because IE 7.0 is still in beta?

I have also installed IE7 Beta 2 and have found no problems with Weather Watcher 5.6.5. Just checked it again and is defintely downloading all data as expected.

For those people who are having trouble with Weather Watcher and IE 7, please post some more information about your problems. Perhaps it’s really a Windows-releated problem, rather than a problem with Weather Watcher.

I think we should start a poll!!!

How many want Mike to download IE 7 and test Weather Watcher with it? [:D]

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>

I tested IE7 beta 2, and there were two issues with WW: the bottom part of the thermomether, with the temparature display was missing. Also, the barometer was missing. Otherwise, everything seemed to work fine.

Were there any error msgs? I’m thinking a Jscript error.

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>

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[i]Originally posted by EdP[/i]
Were there any error msgs? I'm thinking a Jscript error.

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>


That's what I thought, but no, there were no error messages.

gus

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[i]Originally posted by gus[/i]
I tested IE7 beta 2, and there were two issues with WW: the bottom part of the thermomether, with the temparature display was missing. Also, the barometer was missing. Otherwise, everything seemed to work fine.

I have the same issue as above. WW was working fine this morning, I installed the beta and WW no longer functions. When I force an update, I get the error message “error: Internet not found!”. Is there a way to allow WW to ‘find’ the internet connection?

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[i]Originally posted by gus[/i]
I tested IE7 beta 2, and there were two issues with WW: the bottom part of the thermomether, with the temparature display was missing. Also, the barometer was missing. Otherwise, everything seemed to work fine.
This seems to be the result of an IE security change. You can manually fix the problem by doing the following:
  1. Open the following folder:
    “C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\Skins\Forecasts\Splendid”

  2. Open each “.WTP” file in the above folder and add the following line to the very top of the files:

</font id=“blue”>

  1. Save your changes after editing each file.

  2. Retrieve the weather again in Weather Watcher.

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[i]Originally posted by kjohnny[/i]
When I force an update, I get the error message "error: Internet not found!".
Try unchecking the "Only download updates when connected to the Internet" checkbox in the "Auto Update" tab of the Weather Watcher Options window.
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[i]Originally posted by Mike Singer[/i]
This seems to be the result of an IE security change. You can manually fix the problem by doing the following:
  1. Open the following folder:
    “C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\Skins\Forecasts\Splendid”

  2. Open each “.WTP” file in the above folder and add the following line to the very top of the files:

</font id=“blue”>

  1. Save your changes after editing each file.

  2. Retrieve the weather again in Weather Watcher.


!! Interesting. According to this page, [http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/auth ... w/motw.asp](http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/motw.asp), it is recommended that that statement go after the !DOCTYPE statement. That is after the HTML and HEAD tags in the WTP files.

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>

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[i]Originally posted by EdP[/i]
quote:
[i]Originally posted by Mike Singer[/i]
This seems to be the result of an IE security change. You can manually fix the problem by doing the following:
  1. Open the following folder:
    “C:\Program Files\Weather Watcher\Skins\Forecasts\Splendid”

  2. Open each “.WTP” file in the above folder and add the following line to the very top of the files:

</font id=“blue”>

  1. Save your changes after editing each file.

  2. Retrieve the weather again in Weather Watcher.


!! Interesting. According to this page, [http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/auth ... w/motw.asp](http://msdn.microsoft.com/workshop/author/dhtml/overview/motw.asp), it is recommended that that statement go after the !DOCTYPE statement. That is after the HTML and HEAD tags in the WTP files.

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>


I tried putting the line both at the top and after the !DOCTYPE statement. Neither were successful. I opened up current.html in Firefox and poked around in the generated source. The images for the bottom of thermometer and the barometer are there, (if you right click the spot and select view background image it will show them), but they aren't displaying.

[:0] Wow!! Thanks for the feedback manthano.

And no error msg still I suspect.

It’s amazing but I had a similar problem recently. A webpage that opened fine in Netscape, which is “standards” compliant, had an error when opened in IE, which is extremely forgiving when processing non-“standard” code or even broken code. An image wasn’t being displayed. And of course no error msg from either browser. It turned out being an extraneous ’ mark next to a " mark in a JScripted Table tag with a background. Talk about hard to see.

There was a problem with these two images by someone using Firefox a while back. Can you check this thread http://www.singerscreations.com/Forum/t … IC_ID=1065 and see if the changes noted there help.

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>

Yes. It appears that IE 7 now does the same thing that Firefox does in displaying those images. Changing the appropriate lines in the current.wtp file fixes the problem. You do need to change double quotes (") to single quotes (’) in the second set of lines because that is now incased in a document.write statement. There’s still a little bit of adjustment that needs to happen with the image for the wind indicator (it doesn’t quite line up) but everything works correctly.

And to get the wind indicator lined up do a similar thing…

On line 600 change

<TABLE CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0" STYLE="background-color: #FFF; background-image: url(Images/Wind/[WIND DIRECTION IMAGE].gif); background-repeat: no-repeat; background-position: top right; background-attachment: fixed;">

to

<TABLE CELLPADDING="0" CELLSPACING="0" background=Images/Wind/[WIND DIRECTION IMAGE].gif>

Thanks manthano. [:)]

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>

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[i]Originally posted by manthano[/i]
You do need to change double quotes (") to single quotes (') in the second set of lines because that is now incased in a document.write statement.
I think you're referring to the \" set of quotes and technically they are valid. See [http://www.webreference.com/javascript/ ... ml#1008383](http://www.webreference.com/javascript/reference/core/ident.html#1008383) . It's possible IE isn't handling the special characters properly.

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>

I tested the following Weather Watcher 5.6.6 build using IE 7:
http://www.singerscreations.com/files/i … Wsetup.exe

If you try it, please post your results here.

What would we be looking for? What changed, ww.exe or a skin wtp? Will the change work with IE 6?

Ed</font id=“blue”></font id=“size2”>

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[i]Originally posted by EdP[/i]
What would we be looking for? What changed, ww.exe or a skin wtp? Will the change work with IE 6?
I made some changes to the CSS in the Splendid forecast "Current.wtp" file. I haven't tested the change on IE 6 yet.

(update)

It works okay on IE 6… and Firefox too [8D]