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I believe that's a yes, we control the OS and browser. It's a medical device and I believe the computer is included. Software upgrades provided to customers could include an upgrade to the OS, browser, and rollover plugin as necessary, I'm guessing. (Probably even the computer hardware if it comes down to that.) I believe that's a common model for these types of things.
There are reasons a link rollover preview might *not* be desirable in this context. But I still want to explore it.
On Monday, November 03, 2014 4:00 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
The plugins are browser-specific and can always become incompatible due to a browser upgrade. In some large organizations they won't let you install them.
Or is this some kind of hardware appliance where your company controls the OS and browser?
On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
> Is there a way to incorporate such a plugin into a Flare project? Or
> would users have to be responsible for installing the plugin at their
> end? (Especially given the variety of browsers -- the plugins seem to
> be browser-specific.)
> Also, would there be a way to incorporate something like this into
> instrument onboard webhelp? (I believe it's HTML5 webhelp onboard the
> instrument in the instrument's browser -- not sure what browser so I'd
> need to check that. Might just be IE. Maybe I could check with the
> development team about this too.)
> On Monday, November 03, 2014 3:07 PM, Robert Lauriston wrote:
> I believe the overhead for that using normal rollover code would be huge. Flare would have to include all the preview text and formatting in the link code.
> There are browser plugins that will do that for any URL. Google
> browser link rollover preview
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM, Janoff, Steven <Steven -dot- Janoff -at- hologic -dot- com> wrote:
>> I was wondering if there was a way to cause Flare webhelp topics to display when you roll over topic headings in the TOC pane?
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