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Old 12-03-2003, 10:42 AM   #1
jtrott
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Unhappy Using ASP Web Editor in Linux Browser (Mozilla)


I work in a non-profit ministry in inner-city Chicago, which runs among other outreaches one of Chicago's largest homeless shelter programs (see:ccolife.com). A friend with knowledge in Microsoft ASP created the website (cornerstonemag.com) for me, basically as a free project.

My problem lies in the coding he did for the backend's web editor. It is an ASP-based editor, and to my chagrin, I soon discovered it does not work in browsers other than IE or OS's other than Microslop Winduhs. I even went as far as to install the trial edition of cxoffice, which allows running Microbehemoth Office apps under linux (SuSE 9.0 is what I run). Alas, the web editor wouldn't function within Internet Exploder, er, Explorer 6 under SuSE. Once again, Mr. Gates seems to have made sure his superhighway runs only toward Redmond.

Potential solutions I haven't the expertise or $$ to implement at present:
- Recoding the entire site in PHP -- how lovely that would be!!
- Plugging in (my term) a new web editor which would be more friendly to non M$ OSs.

Specifics (as specific as I can make 'em):
- OS is SuSE 9.0
- browser(s) unsuccessfully tried include Mozilla 1.4 and 1.5, Konquerer (KDE), Internet Explorer using Crossover Office (cxoffice)
- error messages generated: NONE - the editor window simply acts as though no text cursor exists when clicked on.
- additional anomalies under cxoffice/IE6: The ASP page which I log in to the backend with takes my login and password, then simply returns me to the same page and asks for them again. The native linux apps (Mozilla, Konquerer) at least let me log in and move around within the admin pages of the backend. Weird.

I can provide some more info if anyone has suggestions. If anyone knows of an ASP Web editor that is more or less freeware and that runs in non-Microvisigoth operating systems/browsers, that might basically fix me up right there.
 
Old 01-17-2004, 09:11 AM   #2
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Re: Using ASP Web Editor in Linux Browser (Mozilla)

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Originally posted by jtrott
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My problem lies in the coding he did for the backend's web editor. It is an ASP-based editor, and to my chagrin, I soon discovered it does not work in browsers other than IE or OS's other than Microslop Winduhs. I even went as far as to install the trial edition of cxoffice, which allows running Microbehemoth Office apps under linux (SuSE 9.0 is what I run). Alas, the web editor wouldn't function within Internet Exploder, er, Explorer 6 under SuSE. Once again, Mr. Gates seems to have made sure his superhighway runs only toward Redmond.

I am inclined to beleive that
Potential solutions I haven't the expertise or $$ to implement at present:
- Recoding the entire site in PHP -- how lovely that would be!!
- Plugging in (my term) a new web editor which would be more friendly to non M$ OSs.

Specifics (as specific as I can make 'em):
- OS is SuSE 9.0
- browser(s) unsuccessfully tried include Mozilla 1.4 and 1.5, Konquerer (KDE), Internet Explorer using Crossover Office (cxoffice)
- error messages generated: NONE - the editor window simply acts as though no text cursor exists when clicked on.
- additional anomalies under cxoffice/IE6: The ASP page which I log in to the backend with takes my login and password, then simply returns me to the same page and asks for them again. The native linux apps (Mozilla, Konquerer) at least let me log in and move around within the admin pages of the backend. Weird.
I assume that by Web editor you mean some web based application which allows you to edit and or create pages for your Web site.
If this is so, then I am inclined to believe that ASP has nothing to do with it.
Your friend has probably used the cheapest solution available to you by using a free rich text control of some sort which only displays on Windows and more specifically on some IE versions. A search on Google shows a plethora of similar controls, some even work with Mozilla and Firebird for all platforms, pls see, as an example:
http://www.webwizguide.info/asp/samp...pplication.asp

As for the log in problem, it is difficult to say anything without knowing what the code looks like, but have you tried enabling cookies in your browsers? It could be that the log-in uses session based cookies and therefore it kicks you in the face once it sees no information stored in the session cookie.

On another note, you could also take this opportunity to learn ASP, I think it is a bit pointless to rant about Microsoft just for the sake of it. As they say, know your enemy.

HTH
 
  


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