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Which latest Web Companion? AFAIK the latest is 6.0v4 (which has been out for ages) at least according to the FMP web site.

If you updated WC you probably need to re-configure it; specifically, you probably need to select the default IWP view.

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Ah... a correction to my above post: the WC that ships with FMP 6.0v4 (MacOS X) is v1. So indeed WC 6.0v2 is an update.

I dunno if the update is listed on the FMI web site yet.

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The things one finds at FM Forums (as of 11/03/2003: 8:11 am PDT):

Cleverly disguised as itself:

Entrance > News Feed

"Oct. 30 FileMaker Web Companion 6.0v2 Updater

FileMaker has released an important updater for all Mac OS X users sharing FileMaker files over the Web using FileMaker Web Companion... - FileMaker Inc."

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I've found the same thing. In my case it's Mozilla. I think the new web plugin is sniffing the browser and supplying the 'basic' formatting if it doesn't detect IE.

This is so annoying I can't even begin to describe. Seeing as all our users are Linux they have no choice but to use Mozilla - I spent a fair amount of time making sure the IWP layouts work fine under Mozilla, and now FileMaker pull the carpet out from under me.

I realise I could revert to the old web companion but then I don't get the crash bug fix which is something that's been affecting us.

mad.gifmad.gifmad.gif

Of course as usual there's no way to contact anyone within FM to complain to. All I can do is send a bug report which they'll completely ignore.

This may just be the final straw.

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Re: This may just be the final straw.

I hope by this that you mean it will be the final straw in dealing with IWP and that you will enhance your own abilities and learn how to use the much more versatile and powerful CWP. If you do make this wise choice you will need to get the CDML Reference database. You can find a link to that by searching the CDML forum. You will also find many examples in the Sample Files forum.

Bon chance.

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Unable said:

Re: This may just be the final straw.

I hope by this that you mean it will be the final straw in dealing with IWP and that you will enhance your own abilities and learn how to use the much more versatile and powerful CWP. If you do make this wise choice you will need to get the CDML Reference database. You can find a link to that by searching the CDML forum. You will also find many examples in the Sample Files forum.

Bon chance.

The problem with CWP is that it doesn't let me allow a non technical person to create whichever layout they prefer, and then just put it online. IWP if used with a custom front end still has it's uses.

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Re: >IWP if used with a custom front end still has it's uses.

>I spent a fair amount of time making sure the IWP layouts work fine under Mozilla, and now FileMaker pull the carpet out from under me.

>I realise I could revert to the old web companion but then I don't get the crash bug fix which is something that's been affecting

From what you've written I'd say that IWP is not meeting your uses or needs. Clearly I'm missing something (not unusual for me). Consolation for me is I guess it's not my problem. Oh well ...

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"The problem with CWP is that it doesn't let me allow a non technical person to create whichever layout they prefer, and then just put it online."

Well, see, I'd call that an advantage. wink.gif

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I had the same problem, one solution is to use safari enhancer to tell web companion you are using IE6. than the pages load just fine. This solution has work for me on 99% of the pages that have problems with safari.

I know this does not solve the problem with visits but it does show that it would be a very simple fix for apple or filemaker.

Would it be possible to have a form that just cover IWP to eliminate all the suggestions to use CDML or any other tags?

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