[thelist] browser/app question...

bruce bedouglas at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 2 14:01:08 CDT 2005


hi... and thanks for the reply. given that you appear to know something
about what we;re talking about, is it possible or me to give you a call, for
a short discussion about how we'd implement a quick/dirty prototype of this.

bedouglas at earthlink.net

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To: peter at easylistbox.com; thelist at lists.evolt.org
Subject: Re: [thelist] browser/app question...


On 6/2/05, Peter Brunone (EasyListBox.com) <peter at easylistbox.com> wrote:
> Well then, the way I'd probably do it would be to create a 2Darray of
dot/circle data, and then use that to render a table (hold your flames,
please!) with an image in each cell. When the image is clicked, you can
store a value in a hidden field (multiple values could be a delimited
string) and post the whole thing back to the server.
> This of course assumes Javascript availability, but the rest of it is
pretty basic.

It also assumes that it's not a problem if the user cheats. There's a
bit more control in that area when one is using a Java applet and (I
assume, but haven't looked into it) Flash. (Although, it's obviously
still a problem, just less of one.)

But, if one's going to go with a solution like yours, one could
instead use image maps of an image with the dots already placed. The x
and y coordinate of the click would then be accessible, and would be a
bit more precise. It would also avoid the need for a table. The images
could be pre-made or easily created with PHP and the GD library or
similar packages.

Matt Warden
Miami University
Oxford, OH, USA

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