Help

Anyone got any suggestions as to the best way to check for an active internet connection? It needs to run from within a widget, and preferably give me a result I can access with Javascript. Any ideas, email me please!

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  • Hi, I used XMLHttpRequest for my one:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/prototypes/listenlive/

    Basically I am making a request to a site, if it comes back then bingo you have a connection. I’m sure there is a better cool way using apple script, I just don’t know it. Hope this helps.

    Duncan

  • That’s a decent idea – and a very sexy widget there Duncan!

  • Well, I tried that – with a slight modification to only place the buttons if the connection’s actually successful. But – there appears to be a dashboard bug where the html code is reported as “undefined” until you’ve refreshed twice, whether you’re connected or not. which rather screws up the detection routine…

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