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Friday, March 28th, 2003
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zixyer's idea worked!

Most of you will find the explanation to the previous statement to be (as) boring (as the rest of this week's posts). So before I start, point your browser at the Handhelj proto-site and tell me how it renders, what your OS is, and what your browser is. It probably won't look right on a lot of stuff, because this is my first try at using CSS for "real" layout. No tables. I already know from kartos that it's broken (but still usable) in OmniWeb.

Now, about this latest bug:

Every Java object I create in C++ now gets added to a singleton object whose only purpose is to reference Java objects created in C++. Because the object's only instance is created in Java, all the stuff it references will be noticed by Java's garbage collector. I didn't get this at first, because I had never seen the concept of a "singleton object" before. So, thanks zixyer! A few more tests, and the pilot-link conduit should be finished.

Going back over my TODO list, I see that there are still some unresolved bugs from beta1. Might be tricky to figure those out. Though gregw will be pleased to know that when you type in a mood, it jumps to the closest match in the list, just like the address book.
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[User Picture]From: nonexistent
2003-03-28 05:52 pm (UTC)
Site looks fine to me (on Win2KPro SP2 using Mozilla 1.3a).
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[User Picture]From: suppafly
2003-03-28 07:10 pm (UTC)

looks nice in win2k with IE 5.5

how are you finding using css for layout? I've been trying to bring myself to design a page with css, but a lot of the stuff isn't supported in various browsers so you end having to do that making different hacks for different browser's bullshit like it was 1990.
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2003-03-28 09:35 pm (UTC)

Re: looks nice in win2k with IE 5.5

I like the idea a lot. Actually using an unorderd list for the navigation options, or actually using H# tags for headings is way cool. I didn't run into too many problems, but that's because (1) my design is pretty simple, and (2) I only targetted Mozilla and IE6. But if I actually had a responsibility to a customer to make the design work everywhere... well then CSS is useless :P
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[User Picture]From: gregw
2003-03-28 09:58 pm (UTC)

Thanks!

And the site looks great - I'm using Mozilla 1.2.1 on Mac OS 9.2.2

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