Help with my Widget!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Kingsly, Mar 31, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I am [trying] to update my widget and its not working! Heres what's going on:
    First of all, I am terrible at HTML, java, etc. The only reason this widget exists is probably the massive RDF emitted my my MacBook Pro.
    Okay, heres what's going on:
    My widget, Tabit, searches for Guitar tab and chords via Ultimate
    They recently changed their search function, leaving Tabit stuck searching for bands. I want to search SONGS.
    Here is what I've got going on, from tabit.js:
    function perfomSearch(query){
    query = query.replace(/ /g,"+");
    var url = ""
    if (query == ""){
    		clearSearch() }
    	else {
    		widget.openURL(url + query) }
    U-G wants a song search to look like this:
    Code:[B]place song title here[/B]&w=songs
    Soo... how do I add on that little bit to the end?
    I tried:
    widget.openURL(url + query + &w=songs) }
    but it doesn't work, Tabit just sits there looking pretty.

    As a side note, I changed the info side to include a URL to my website. Sadly, it doesn't seem to work from dashboard. Heres what I've got, from tabit.html:
    Thanks, and PM me if you want the actual files to work with!
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Can't help you out, but I am excited to see this when it gets done.
  3. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Thanks, It was really cool when it worked!:eek:
    BTW, people that cruise (EricNau, powermac99 and others) will recognise me as Mariposa. (I just figured that out. It was a strange sensation to realize that I ran into the same people on two different internet sites...)
  4. achunkymonkey8u macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2006
    Actually, I created a widget for the Yahoo! Widget Engine (formerly Konfabulator, very similar to Dashboard, but driven by xml/javascript) that does a search over multiple sites for guitar tabs, including UG. You've got the right idea, just throw some quotes around that &w=songs. Hopefully that'll do it for you...if not let me know, maybe there's another problem.
    Good Luck, check out my widget?
  5. yg17 macrumors G5


    Aug 1, 2004
    St. Louis, MO
    var url = ""
    var url = ""
    Variables in the query string can be in any order, so that should work.
  6. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


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