Jerry Mead

AutoUpgrade is a good thing. What does it do?

When a renewed or revised license file is deployed as we describe in its accompanying short note, then anyone who already has a valid (i.e. current) revision of your license installed won’t see the installation of the new revision … it will happen automatically and silently. But those users and visitors with an expired or with no license installed won’t benefit from AutoUpgrade and will be prompted to allow the installation of the license in the usual way. So if…

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Recommended binary & license file location

What’s the most efficient way to deploy and maintain smsx.cab (the binaries) and sxlic.mlf (the license file)? We recommend the ‘maintenance-lite’ approach: Locate a *single* copy of each file on some server (doesn’t have to be under a licensed root) that all your users and visitors are allowed to ‘see’. Then ‘point’ at them using fully-qualified http strings from the Security Manager object’s ‘codebase’ attribute (smsx.cab) and ‘Path’ param (sxlic.mlf). That way you can also copy those full http strings…

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printHTML(): how many pages printed?

A recently-reported issue saw a variation in the number of pages printed with the same document as a target of printHTML(). The customer suggested that the differences may be caused by variations in the deployed version of ScriptX, but when we ran Preview on the single-page target document in IE it became clear that its size was such that – depending upon the unprintable margin areas returned by the printer is use – it would sometimes print on 1 page…

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Welcome

Welcome to the MeadCo blog. We’ll be adding useful information here about working with ScriptX and web development generally. We are a ‘Windows shop’ and will continue to focus our efforts on that platform.

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