Jacque, thanks. It seems like overkill to load up and initialise tsnet just to
get a 20-byte text file. I’m really surprised there isn’t a foolproof way to
find out if one’s device is connected to the internet or not. I am not good on
internet functions, but don’t a huge number of apps in the real world want to
know if they’re connected or not?
Maybe I will write a tiny standalone that just talks to my server, and
experiment with switching off the internet connection to see what errors I get.
> On 1 Mar 2018, at 06:47, J. Landman Gay via use-livecode
> <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2/28/18 5:20 PM, Graham Samuel via use-livecode wrote:
>> I know this is a golden oldie, but I can’t find a reference… I have a script
>> that wants to check a file on a server, and basically to do nothing if the
>> program is offline.
>> Remind me, is there an easy way to tell from within an LC standalone if the
>> internet is not accessible? I don’t want my program to hang. I understand
>> the URLStatus will eventually tell me if access did not occur, but I don’t
>> understand how to limit the waiting time to something reasonable. I notice
>> that some browsers can actually display a message saying something like “you
>> are not connected to the internet” - how do they do that?
> I haven't actually played with it, but it looks like tsNetSetTimeouts might
> work if you set the pConnectTimeoutMS (the third param) to something shorter
> than the default. Then when you try to retrieve your file when there is no
> connection, you should get an error from tsNet.
> Jacqueline Landman Gay | jac...@hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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