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From "Marcus (OOo)" <>
Subject Re: Should download pages *require* Javascript?
Date Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:52:43 GMT
Am 08/20/2013 09:45 PM, schrieb Donald Whytock:
> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 3:22 PM, Marcus (OOo)<>  wrote:
>> Am 08/20/2013 08:37 PM, schrieb Donald Whytock:
>>> On Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 2:34 PM, Marcus (OOo)<>
>>>   wrote:
>>>> In the past it was, sorry, a pain in the ass to keep this webpage
>>>> up-to-date as there were always changes in paths, version number and
>>>> languages (new were included, old were dropped out). Copy&   paste errors
>>>> were often occurring. Now it is much easier to update it as the table is
>>>> generated via JS logic and this logic is filled via a few variables.
>>>>    If it were turned into a static page, I think it might be a better
>>>>> alternative to the ASF mirror structure.
>>>> IMHO this wouldn't change anything, except for JS or no-JS.
>>>> So, it seems we need an intermediate step between the green box and the
>>>> big table.
>>>>   Can the table be generated server-side, perhaps, by a PHP script?
>> Good question but I don't know. Mostly it depends on:
>> - can the script grab the content of the JS variables from the webpage?
> Not sure I understand this question.  A PHP script would be pushing HTML
> (and perhaps embedded JS) from the runs before the JS, and
> therefore before any JS variables get set.  Where does the JS now get the
> data to build the table?

The script get its data from some variables in the "globalvars.js" file.

>> - which server do you mean?
> Whatever server is hosting the download page.  A PHP script is server-side
> and can serve as a webpage -- rather than having an index.html, you'd have
> an index.php.

OK, seems without Infra support this isn't possbile.

>> - who is willing/able to change it into PHP?
> This is the biggest question, really. :)  I believe I'm able to do the PHP,
> though you'd probably want matching CSS, which isn't really a strong point
> for me.

I've no clue about PHP. So, I cannot help directly. ;-)


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