Retrochallenge Day 2.. er... 8 ..er .. 10
Blimey, has it been a week already?
OK. I've not done much coding since last time, but I have been reading code and
daydreaming planning out my next move.
The teletext browser I used is that created by Adam Dawes based on Simon Rawles (et..al.) edit.tf editor, and grabbed from Jason's captures at uniquecodeanddata.co.uk. The modifications are to add a pile of new functions, and truncate and or redirect others.
I tried using prototypes ... but hit the problem that the editor is written with lots of private variables and functions, which the new functions in the viewer refer to. Using the existing editor as the viewer's prototype doesn't work because it cannot access the private variables. Drat.
The other option would be to go back to my own viewdata viewer class, which runs serverside to create the images. I understand this, but I was hoping not to have to do this, as it makes updating the "screen" with the page number being keyed dependant on the server, rather than being local.
So, ten days in, and all I've achieved is discovering that what I thought would be a simple task is much more complicated than I thought it would be.