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From:TheMechE Date:November 25 2003 3:23pm
Subject:RE: Searching for a realtime progress bar that uses mySQL and Flash?
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Ok here is the soluction. Feel me, yall, this is the winner of the prize.

You see, it is an uncommon operation, but you CAN have a JavaApplet
call a method on your window object.  By having the java applet gain
access to its window object, you can drill down into the

if(window.methodName==true){
  window.methodName();  // then call
}

THUS... you have an invisible java applet on the page tunneling on an http
port to get
the data dynamically, totally secure because its hitting an http port.
(Well, no less secure than anything else coming out of a browser. 'wink')

 THEN,

you have a simple table on the page ( and this can have several methods of
display ) you can
have a table with 100 1pix cells that you change the bgcolor on.  Or A
string of graphics that
you toggle their source, it doesn't matter, the point is that the DISPLAY is
controlled by
the javascript method

function update(myPercentageComplete){Change display here based on imput of
it}

   ... which is CALLED by the applet.  But you don't use the applet
to actually hold anything in the HTML, ( it exists in a blank cell at the
bottom of the page. )

heh.  Dig it. yup yup.

-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Horstmann [mailto:mail@stripped]
Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2003 4:26 AM
To: mysql@stripped
Subject: RE: Searching for a realtime progress bar that uses mySQL and
Flash?


>  I disagree, you can restrict access to SELECT only

Sure, but no access is much more secure than restricted access.

> and plus
> any normal form
> on a web page has access to a DB in much more insecure ways
> (SQL injection,
> etc.),

What you consider insecure should not been written directly to
a database. The form is processed by a server-side executable
which should check incoming data before writing.

> and as I said, it must be a 'real-time' progress meter without
> refreshing the .php/.html page.
>
> Javascript is not able to query the DB.

Of course it is not:) As Flash is not. Nothing client-side is able
to without something server-side. But it is able to connect to a
server and therefore able to load data from there. Only makes
sense with http-connections - what result in some kind of refresh -
but refreshing the whole page is not needed.

Considering Flash you should have a look at
http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actionscript_dictiona
ry/actionscript_dictionary425.html

Regards,

TomH


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