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Problems with interactive applets not working after update

Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Arturo Portnoy -
Number of replies: 7

Hi: I updated our webwork installation and I'm noticing that problems with interactive graphic components like

Library/CSUOhio/appletDemonstrationProblems/graphLimits.pg

Library/CSUOhio/appletDemonstrationProblems/NormanWindow.pg

Library/CSUOhio/appletDemonstrationProblems/CanOptimizeArea.pg

are not showing the graphic/interactive part. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Glenn Rice -

This is most likely nothing to do with WeBWorK at all.  This is most likely your browser (and almost any browser you try to use).  Those problems use flash applets.  All modern browsers are removing flash support.  For now, Firefox and Google Chrome still have flash support, but you have to specifically enable it for the page.  After this year, you won't even be able to do that.

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Re: Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Arturo Portnoy -
Thanks for your reply. I am talking with a friend that helps me with these things and it may be related to https security in our website. I'll update as soon as I know. Thanks again.
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Re: Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Arturo Portnoy -
So we'll lose all these problems soon... Too bad. Nice problems.
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Re: Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Michael Gage -
I think that the flash applets can be rewritten in HTML5. I believe that Adobe even has some tools to help automate the
process although I have not researched it. It would be a nice finite side project for somebody if they were interested (and very useful as you point out). You would not have to get very deep into PG/webwork2 code, most of it would be translating flash to HTML5 .
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Re: Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Tim Alderson -
Do you know if anyone is working on the conversion to HTML5? If I can find some funding then it may be a nice student project.
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Re: Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Arturo Portnoy -
So it had nothing to do with the update. It was due to the fact the https security was added to the website, but the base url at the general conf file had not been updated with the "s". You live and learn... Or not!
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Re: Problems with interactive applets not working after update

by Michael Gage -
Most of us have been caught by this one at one time or another.