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    Default How do I script this???

    Help! In my template, I want to show an icon in album view that indicates that the entire album is remastered. The trouble is that I have some albums where only SOME of the tracks have been remastered. If I check the 'remastered' box in track properties, this automatically part-checks the remastered box in album properties. But a part-check seems to act as if it is a full check.

    I'm probably not explaining myself very clearly! If I script: <dax:if(remastered)><img width=20 src="c:\program files\orangecd\palette1.ico" /></dax:if> I get my icon that shows the album is remastered. But this also shows when I have checked only one track as being remastered! I need the syntax for saying "if ALL TRACKS remastered etc etc", as I only want my remastered icon to show on the album page IF ALL TRACKS ARE REMASTERED!!

    I hope a). that someone understands me, and b). can help!

    Many thanks.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWERS View Post
    I'm probably not explaining myself very clearly! If I script: <dax:if(remastered)><img width=20 src="c:\program files\orangecd\palette1.ico" /></dax:if> I get my icon that shows the album is remastered. But this also shows when I have checked only one track as being remastered! I need the syntax for saying "if ALL TRACKS remastered etc etc", as I only want my remastered icon to show on the album page IF ALL TRACKS ARE REMASTERED!!
    I am afraid it's not doable with current template syntax. Album context simply doesn't offer that level of granularity.

    I am sure it can be achieved with JavaScript or CSS hack. Let me think about this overnight, there are several possibilities and I am not sure which is better.

    The idea is approximately this (writing from my head, never actually tested it

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var all_remastered=true;
    <dax:track><dax:if(!trackremastered)>all_remastered=false;</dax:if></dax:track>
    if(all_remastered){
      document.write('<img src="...">');
    }
    </script>

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrei_c View Post
    I am afraid it's not doable with current template syntax. Album context simply doesn't offer that level of granularity.

    I am sure it can be achieved with JavaScript or CSS hack. Let me think about this overnight, there are several possibilities and I am not sure which is better.

    The idea is approximately this (writing from my head, never actually tested it

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var all_remastered=true;
    <dax:track><dax:if(!trackremastered)>all_remastered=false;</dax:if></dax:track>
    if(all_remastered){
      document.write('<img src="...">');
    }
    </script>
    Thanks Andrei: I await your overnight thoughts with interest! I tried your first quick idea, but it didn't want to work (Template error). Might have been my fault, but I couldn't make it work!

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    Here's the code that worked for me. Replace <img src="..."> with your image code.

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var r=1;
    <dax:volume><dax:track><dax:if(!trackremastered)>r=0;</dax:if></dax:track></dax:volume>
    if(r){document.write('<img src="...">');}
    </script>

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    Hi Andrei,

    This is weird. I have inserted your script (substituting my image source, obviously), but OCD won't show the icon. It shows the placeholder (white box with red X) and, if I rt. click and select 'properties', it recognises the icon file. Am I missing something??!

    Many thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLOWERS View Post
    Hi Andrei,

    This is weird. I have inserted your script (substituting my image source, obviously), but OCD won't show the icon. It shows the placeholder (white box with red X) and, if I rt. click and select 'properties', it recognises the icon file. Am I missing something??!

    Many thanks.
    Image file must be GIF, JPEG or PNG. I don't think IE will recognize anything else.

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    Andrei,

    The following bit of my template (using 'single' as my field to indicate that the album is fully remastered) DOES return the icon I want to show. AND it is an .ico file!

    <h2 class="album"><dax:if(single)><img width=20 src="c:\program files\orangecd\palette1.ico" /></dax:if>


    To avoid any risk that I have replaced the path wrongly, could you possibly show your script section with my specific icon path, please? Then I can simply cut and paste your section to replace my existing line (i.e. <dax:if(single)><img width=20 src="c:\program files\orangecd\palette1.ico" /></dax:if>).

    Surely it will then show my icon?!! Hope so....

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    Try this.

    Code:
    <script type="text/javascript">
    var r=1;
    <dax:volume><dax:track><dax:if(!trackremastered)>r=0;</dax:if></dax:track></dax:volume>
    if(r){document.write('<img src="file:///c:/program%20files/orangecd/palette1.ico">');}
    </script>

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    Brilliant Andrei - many thanks for your help on this! I'm sure you have better things to do, so your time and trouble is much appreciated. It now works perfectly...

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