Garfield Daily Strip
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Garfield Daily Strip

Updated Dec 04, 2003 by paxx


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Urban1
Comment #1 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 1:30 PM
haha, i just love garfield, there is no one who can give you a laugh like him.

LOL
Tombalaci
Comment #2 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 1:43 PM
Uhm, hate to be the pooper but...

Did you get permission from that site to link to them?

Otherwise it's a great idea... I love Garfield...
paxx
Comment #3 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 2:35 PM
Tombalaci: Well, it's no different than the CNN, Weather.com or other web objects we have here.
It seems we tolerate them as fair use. If CNN, UComics or others complain about it, we'll pull them.
Randahl
Comment #4 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 5:18 PM
wierd instance, when I load the object, I get the strip, but the container hides the nav bar and overhangs the whole thing. would include screenshot, but can't! Any help appreciated!
Tombalaci
Comment #5 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 6:07 PM
I get the same problem. The icontainer grows further than it should and overhangs the nav controls. It's just a big white blob under the cartoon strip.

It's nothing about us tolerating the content. I honestly don't really care about UComics. I just would be really sad if WinCustomize got into trouble for displaying copyrighted material. With CNN and Weather.com, it is kind of different since they already made their information public by offering a public web service. With this, though, you are truly ripping the strip out of their web page by manipulating the page code. That's why I wondered. Otherwise, I don't care at all...
paxx
Comment #6 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 7:17 PM
Hum, is it light orange or white?
If it's light orange, it's the background image, and you can right-click on it, select Z-Order and "Move Bottom". If it's white, then it's the browser object that stays empty while it should load the comic strip. Check if the script is running: right click on the DX icon in the system tray, select List Objects, and see if the object called "GarfieldDaily" is running (in the script column). If it's not, right-click on it and select "Script Enabled".
See if this works. I suspect for some reason the script maybe isn't running. Let me know please, whichever case.

Tombalaci: it's really no different than the other examples I quoted. It uses the same HTML striping methods. In any case, the worse than can happen is that they ask us to remove it, which we'll do if they request it. But I'm not 100% certain that it's really wrong. I am not distributing the content of the site with the object. The object is empty in itself, it just downloads the content from the web site. It's just a different way of getting that content, in an DX object instead of an actual browser. And even then, in fact, it is Internet Explorer displaying the content (and Active X control).
Randahl
Comment #7 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 8:34 PM
Paxx, it is white. and the object "GarfieldDaily" is running in the listing, and the "script enabled" is clicked.
paxx
Comment #8 Wednesday, December 03, 2003 9:31 PM
Wow. Weird.
Gonna have to run this by somebody from Stardock maybe. I have no idea. I know what it's doing (loading the browser object - but not connecting to retrieve the image), but I don't know why. I have it loaded on two computers of mine and it doesn't do this.
I'll run it by an expert. Hopefully I'll have an answer soon.
Randahl
Comment #9 Thursday, December 04, 2003 6:25 AM
Paxx, the strip is loading, I can see it. But, as said before, the container is overhanging the nav. I can email you a screenshot if you like?

Let me know!
paxx
Comment #10 Thursday, December 04, 2003 6:33 AM
Hum, yes please. Send me a screenshot.
But if I understand now, the strip loads normally but doesn't resize? It's supposed to look at the width and height of the strip and resize itself accordingly, since all the strips every days are not always the same size. That's almost even stranger of a problem.
Yes screenshot please?
paxx
Comment #11 Thursday, December 04, 2003 9:18 AM
Please try now see if works better. Thx.
chadlachlanross
Comment #12 Thursday, December 04, 2003 11:44 AM
Sweet! Works now! How 'bout a "FoxTrot" one?
Koasati
Comment #13 Thursday, December 04, 2003 12:07 PM
Working just fine now. Thanx!
Randahl
Comment #14 Thursday, December 04, 2003 12:49 PM
sorry bout that Paxx, looks great now! Had a minor fam situ I had to deal with.
paxx
Comment #15 Thursday, December 04, 2003 4:48 PM
Yeah! Glad it works now!
Big thank you to Martin Conroy for his help on this.
Xaeryth
Comment #16 Thursday, December 04, 2003 7:25 PM
Any way you could do this for both Foxtrot and Adam @ Home comic strips. Or even give direction on how to do it myself would be handy. Thanks.
paxx
Comment #17 Friday, December 05, 2003 12:46 AM
Xaeryth and Chad, I'll think about it.
I looked at the pages in question and the code is a bit more complicated to parse. For now, it's a maybe.
_Martin_
Comment #18 Friday, December 05, 2003 4:56 PM
Glad to help Paxx - great job
Watcher1
Comment #19 Tuesday, February 10, 2004 10:00 PM
Ok, just downloaded this, and I have menu to select which strip, but it's just white inside. Any thoughts on how to help? Script is enabled.
Watcher1
Comment #20 Tuesday, February 10, 2004 10:01 PM
Nevermind, just need to right click the area and click "Show Picture" Thanks much! I love Garfield

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