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ADB

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« on: June 16, 2004, 01:02:18 AM »
Hi again Snerf :)

Wasn't

there a script for IceChat a while ago that grabbed random quotes from bash.org? I'd like to write a script that will

display definitions from dictionary.com, and I was wondering if this is possible in IceChat 5, and if so, how I can do

that.

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004, 07:26:08 AM »
Well, if there was such a script, I never saw it.
I have

done very little scripting with interacting with web pages, so your kind of on your own there, to try and figure it out.  I

can do a little digging, to see what I can come up with, and see if I can find out who made that BASH script.
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« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2004, 12:35:59 PM »
Actually Preet wrote a script that grabs bash quotes. It was

way before the forums were redone though, before they were all lost. I'll see if he still has it.
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2004, 03:54:05 AM »
Thanks guys. I remember Preet said something about having to

have a certain feature installed for the script to work, and at the time I tried out the script, I was running Windows

98.

I have since purchased a new computer and am now on XP, but I don't recall the name of the feature or whether or

not it was installed by default in Windows XP. IRBMe, is it possible that when you contact Preet, you could ask what the name

of this feature is (feature might even be the wrong word)?

Thanks again. :)

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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2004, 08:08:22 PM »
I don't mean to be rude, but ... have I been forgotten

about? It's been three months, and I've received no response yet.

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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2004, 11:02:10 PM »
Looks that way. Its most likely because so much time and

effort is going into IceChat 6 scripting, which is so different, and much improved.

I will ask Preet again, and see if

he remembers. I just dont think he reads the forums at all.
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2004, 02:01:02 PM »
Another month has gone by with no response ... :|



Does Preet have an e-mail address or something at which I can try and contact him?

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2004, 03:21:09 PM »
He doesnt have the script, sorry, forgot to mention

that.

So, will have to wing it yourself :)

I'll ask around tho, no promises though, cuz I have been spending

so much effort on IceChat 6 lately, havent had any time for IceChat5.
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« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2004, 01:36:55 PM »
ADB, if you are still at all interested, I have found some

more information on this subject using the InternetExplorer.Application COM object, and its document property.  I will make

up a quick script in the next day or to try and implement this.

I have a good hunch it will work, and if so, I will

post the Script.
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« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2004, 11:41:25 PM »
Oh, you rock so much Snerf. :D

Thanks for working on

an example script as well. It'll be really cool to get it running.