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06-14-2004, 10:34 AM
I'm getting an error message:
The XML page cannot be displayed
Cannot view XML input using XSL style sheet. Please correct the error and then click the Refresh button, or try again later.
The character '<' cannot be used in an attribute value. Error processing resource 'http://(website address)/Images/101o...
Does anybody know a way to get around this limitation?
Thanks in advance,
06-14-2004, 11:31 AM
<%CDROM%> is not processed by the server. Is this an asp or jsp page? Whatever it is, it should have an = sign there
But I'm surprised it wasn't parsed by the server and didn't throw an error.
Are you really using a server-side language?
06-14-2004, 12:05 PM
Thanks for your answer.
It's a piece of code that makes QuickTime launch full screen with no intervening manual keypresses. Just up and full screen - click anywhere and it's gone. Fantastic! But the method relies on this code:
QT_WriteOBJECT_XHTML('poster.mov', '95', '29', '',
...which calls fullscreen94.qtl (number 94 in my case)
The fullscreen94.qtl contains this code:
...now this works well if the movie is on the D: Drive, but our movies are on a CDROM, and that's where we want them to be.
Trouble is, the line
doesn't work and complains about the < and >.
This works well (even without the =) if is is not placed within a src attribute line.
Is there some way to still reference the file on a CDROM from within a src line?
06-14-2004, 12:28 PM
I don't know what qtl is, is that a scripting language? You said that <%CDROM%> works in others except in the src property. Can you show that other code?
06-14-2004, 12:46 PM
I'm sorry - I can't say how the <%CDROM%> works elsewhere because it's part of a proprietary system that I know nothing about, so maybe it's asking too much to request help in this area.
But the <%CDROM%> does work in this system, just that it throws a curly one when used within the src="" line.
The qtl thing is really clever and I found it at:
I've been looking for a foolproof fullscreen button method in QuickTime for over a year and here it is. Pity is, I come up against this src attribute problem.
Oh well, can't have everything I guess.
Thanks again for your help.
06-14-2004, 01:13 PM
I don't think you can put variables in a qtl file which is an xml-formatted file. Maybe you were saying the <% %> works in an .asp or .jsp file?
06-14-2004, 01:25 PM
I guess it's an asp or jsp page - I know I'm not helping you by saying this, but it's a system that I can't delve any further into and that kind of knowledge is transparent to me.
All I know is that the <%CDROM%> method in this particular system does get a movie off a CDROM (there are other things that have to be stipulated elsewhere - like the drive letter etc.)
But I was only wondering if there was some way to put a variable (with < and >) inside a src line. I guess not.
There'll be a way around it, somehow, but it'll be complex I suppose.
Anyway, I really appreciate your help.
If I have brought to people's attention the great QuickTime fullscreen loading method, them I haven't wasted anyone's time. (I hope!).
06-14-2004, 01:41 PM
May I know what your web server is? IIS or what? Or you're not using one?
06-14-2004, 01:59 PM
It's a Windows web server - not mine incidentally - but, as I say, I don't own the code that makes this <%CDROM%> variable work. I can't therefore say anything about the server side code, because I don't know how it works.
My files are hosted on this server - and I might be able to get their help to do what I require. But it would just be a whole lot easier if I could present them with a solution that didn't involve them rewriting parts of their system.
If I could get a src="" line to deal with a variable I would be home and hosed, but I realise now that it is much more complicated than I imagined.
When I get an answer from the host server I will post it.
Many thanks once again.
06-14-2004, 02:09 PM
I'm sure people here will be able to help you better if you get more information from your host. :)
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