No crashes or errors, I just didn’t get back the data I expected. Does it really have anything to do with message paths?
I just expected the long id of field1 of card 1 to do what it says, that is, to return a specifier to (the instance of) field 1 on card 1. At the time I was iterating through all substacks and controls in a stack and wanted a specifier which would work for substacks as well as objects so the long id was the natural choice. I understand why the long id of a group has to contain a reference to the current card or the first card containing the group, but in this case I am actually specifying the card reference I want, so it *could* return what I expected, it just doesn’t. Tough cheese. (Oops, I mentioned c…..) Neville _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list email@example.com Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode