S5 1.1rc2

Published 12 years, 11 months ago

Thanks to a comment from Pritt, the Safari arrow-key bug in S5 1.1rc1 has been, so far as I can tell, fixed.  I’m therefore releasing S5 1.1rc2, which will be the final release candidate unless any major bugs are encountered.

Also new to this revision are some slight modifications to the CSS that drives the system’s presentation.  The changes were all in the vein of changing div.slide to .slide.  Why bother?  Because with these slightly more generic rules, it’s now possible to create your slide show using a XOXO format instead of the OSF-compatible div-based markup.  (And the XOXO version may be OSF-compatible; the only real difference is that you’re using a list instead of a series of divs, but I’m not sure how much OSF cares that each slide be in a div instead of some other element with the appropriate class.)

I’ve included a XOXOized version of the testbed slideshow in the rc2 package, so feel free to check it out, if you’re interested.  Long-delayed thanks to Tantek for helping me work out the few changes that needed to be made to the CSS, and providing me with an example XOXOized S5 file so I could use it as a reference.


  1. Only after removing the three letters ‘div’ from the opera.css stylesheet, is the display in Opera 8 OK… If you don’t do that, slides overlap on the first page and the presentatio is unusable.

    The encremental effects are of course missing in Opera, because they come from the added JavaScript.

  2. Ah, yes; my mistake. That’s been corrected now. If anyone downloaded the rc2 package before this comment was posted, please grab it again, as it has the corrected opera.css. Thanks.

  3. Hi Eric.
    Thanks for sharing this great work, you have done! There is a thing in the index.html file. It says:

    <meta name="version" content="S5 1.1b4" />

    I suppose you should update that to version 1.1rc2.

    /Jesper

    PS. Thanks for a brilliant workshop in London. I’m looking forward to seeing you again.

  4. Hi,

    Just a comment as I dig in the diff between this version and 1.1b5 :

    In “iepngfix.htc”, the following :
    var blankImg = ‘v11rc1/default/blank.gif’;
    should point to v11rc2 instead.

  5. And same thing in slides.js :

    if (isIE && document.styleSheets && document.styleSheets[0]) {
    document.styleSheets[0].addRule(‘img’, ‘behavior: url(v11rc1/default/iepngfix.htc)’);
    document.styleSheets[0].addRule(‘div’, ‘behavior: url(v11rc1/default/iepngfix.htc)’);
    document.styleSheets[0].addRule(‘.slide’, ‘behavior: url(v11rc1/default/iepngfix.htc)’);

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