Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Browse activity on the OLPC

In the spirit of "eat your own dogfood" I am trying to do as much as possible on my XO laptop. A laptop for children's learning should be "low entry, high ceiling and wide walls". That is, while providing an easy entry into computing, it should not have roadblocks to more complex tasks or uses which the designer never considered.

Here is today's roadblock on filling in a web form. Here is what I saw on a PC with Firefox 3.0.6
And on an XO with Browse V98, when selecting, no scroll bars:
And after moving to the next item, the selection unselects:
I am not sure if Browse supports JavaScript at all.

Here is part of the offending code, (html brackets changed to {})

{link rel="stylesheet" href="../fso.css"}
{style type="text/css"}
{!--
td {font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif ; font-size: 10pt; color: #090707}
--}
{/style}
{script language="JavaScript"}

...
{tr}
{td colspan="1"}
{select name="Q136383" SIZE="3" }
{option}Yes{/option}
{option}No{/option}
{option}Not applicable{/option}
{/select}
{/td}
{/tr}

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6 Comments:

Blogger Tomeu Vizoso said...

Hmmm, JS should work quite well, I use GMail in Sugar just fine.

What version of Sugar are you using?

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 10:09:00 PM  
Blogger Tony Forster said...

767
82.1

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 10:20:00 PM  
Blogger Tony Forster said...

The images in this list post crash Browse
http://lists.sugarlabs.org/archive/iaep/2009-March/004370.html

Thursday, March 05, 2009 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Tony Forster said...

If you open 2 instances of Browse, and start a download in the first, the download message appears in the second (every time?)

Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:17:00 PM  
Blogger Tony Forster said...

In the journal, for long filenames, the resume copy erase menu is off the screen

Thursday, March 19, 2009 1:21:00 PM  
Blogger Tony Forster said...

When rebooting after a crash, it will try to reboot from a USB mouse. Unplug the mouse!

Thursday, March 19, 2009 10:21:00 PM  

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