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Debugging simple script under Aptana

Hi,

First, is this an appropriate NG for talking about debugging
JavaScript in Aptana?

Assuming it is, I'm trying to get a script to read an external text
file and display the text somehow. The script just dies in the file-
read operation, with no symptom. I tried unsuccessfully to get the
Debugger to run the HTML file.

I put up the following on my personal website:

1. The HTML file: http://home.comcast.net/~CaptQueeg/DemoFileIO.html
2. Some Aptana settings: http://home.comcast.net/~CaptQueeg/A...ugSettings.jpg

Did any obvious mistakes jump out at you? Do my Aptana settings
suggest a reason why I can get anything happening under the debugger?

Thanks in Advance,
Richard

Key software: WinXP-Pro/SP2, FireFox 2.0.0.6, Firebug IE 7.0, Apatana
0.2.9.16696, Java JVM 1.5.0_11-b03

Other S/S: Ruby 1.8.2-15, Rails 1.1.6, Gem 0.9, MySQL 5.0.27-nt,
SciTE 1.72, SeaMonkey 1.1.4, OE 6.0, IE7,Apache Tomcat/5.5.12,
MS Office 2003 SP2, MSDevEnv 2002 v. 7.0.9466. .NET Frwk 1.0,
AVG-Free 7.5.476, Prevx1 2.0.2.23, Startup Cop Pro 2.03

Sep 15 '07 #1
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RichardOnRails said the following on 9/14/2007 8:36 PM:
Hi,

First, is this an appropriate NG for talking about debugging
JavaScript in Aptana?
Probably not and if my curiosity hadn't got the best of me wanting to
know what Aptana was I wouldn't even have replied.
Assuming it is, I'm trying to get a script to read an external text
file and display the text somehow. The script just dies in the file-
read operation, with no symptom. I tried unsuccessfully to get the
Debugger to run the HTML file.
The problem is your call to the undefined fopen function. fopen is,
typically, a PHP function that opens a file. If you want to read/write
to the local file system then you might try the group FAQ which has an
entry dedicated to this very question:

<URL: http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html#FAQ4_3>
I put up the following on my personal website:

1. The HTML file: http://home.comcast.net/~CaptQueeg/DemoFileIO.html
2. Some Aptana settings: http://home.comcast.net/~CaptQueeg/A...ugSettings.jpg

Did any obvious mistakes jump out at you?
The error message was very intuitive as it pointed straight at the fopen
call.
Do my Aptana settings suggest a reason why I can get anything happening under the debugger?
No idea unless Aptana has a callable fopen function.

--
Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Sep 15 '07 #2
On Sep 14, 10:04 pm, Randy Webb <HikksNotAtH...@aol.comwrote:
First, is this an appropriate NG for talking about debugging
JavaScript in Aptana?

Probably not and if my curiosity hadn't got the best of me
I've heard it killed a cat. This time it snared a knowledgeable
answer. I glad for that.
The problem is your call to the undefined fopen function. fopen is,
typically, a PHP function that opens a file.
I'm new to JavaScript and Aptana. I found an example on the Web
offering this code, but I didn't see any mention of PHP. But thanks
for alerting me to the problem.
<URL:http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html#FAQ4_3>
Nice site; thanks.

I've just found some AJAX routines that may serve my purpose despite
FAQ 43; I'll see.
The error message was very intuitive as it pointed straight at the fopen
call.
You're so right. I never noticed that red warning in the Status Bar.
I know from the alerts the the "fopen" line was problematic, but I
didn't know exactly what the problem was. Thanks for pointing that
out, Randy.

Best wishes,
Richard
Sep 15 '07 #3
RichardOnRails said the following on 9/14/2007 10:35 PM:
On Sep 14, 10:04 pm, Randy Webb <HikksNotAtH...@aol.comwrote:
><URL:http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html#FAQ4_3>
Nice site; thanks.

I've just found some AJAX routines that may serve my purpose despite
FAQ 43; I'll see.
If you are trying to open a local file on the client machine then AJAX
isn't the solution. It will "work" when testing locally but it won't
work when testing from a server. Or, are you trying to open a file on
the server?

--
Randy
Chance Favors The Prepared Mind
comp.lang.javascript FAQ - http://jibbering.com/faq/index.html
Javascript Best Practices - http://www.JavascriptToolbox.com/bestpractices/
Sep 15 '07 #4
On Sep 15, 12:07 am, Randy Webb <HikksNotAtH...@aol.comwrote:

Hi Randy,

Thanks for your follow-up.
If you are trying to open a local file on the client machine then AJAX
isn't the solution. It will "work" when testing locally but it won't
work when testing from a server. Or, are you trying to open a file on
the server?
Initially, I'm working on my client machine, where the text file is
in the same directory as the HTML file, or a sub-directory.

When I put it up on a web server, the same relationship will obtain.

I haven't worked on that today, because I got distracted by another
question: how to have multiple <script type="text/javascript"
src= ...entries. I just solved that, so my day ends nicely.

Regards,
Richard

Sep 16 '07 #5

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