POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.beta-test : v3.8 help file update : Re: v3.8 help file update Server Time
23 Jun 2021 04:43:55 EDT (-0400)
  Re: v3.8 help file update  
From: green
Date: 3 Nov 2018 07:25:01
Message: <web.5bdd852ed18360a088dbe9e30@news.povray.org>
"Kenneth" <kdw### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> "green" <rov### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
>
> >
> > 'unblock' the downloaded file? (is what my problem was; but i got funky
> > warnings)
>
> No, the help file seems to load in *some* form (when I go to the HELP/HELP ON
> POV-RAY tab in Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate), but the usual colorful "Persistence
> Of Vision" introduction page doesn't show up-- it's just a blank white pane
> there. The keyword 'index' is there, but nothing happens when trying to access a
> particular help topic-- no change in the blank pane.
>
> There does seem to be a difference in loading speeds(?), between this and, say,
> 3.7.1 beta 9's help file; it's like the newer help file for the alpha release
> isn't fully loading (a guess)-- it pops up instantly, whereas beta 9's (and
> others from the past) have taken one second or so to load. I do discern a
> difference in times (and different sounds of my hard drive re: one vs. the
> other.)

your symptoms were much the same as mine; i got the index but no results.
instead, on the right-hand pane i got

  Navigation to the webpage was canceled

   What you can try:
     Retype the address.

i messed around (i think i just searched for several terms) and got another
message

    script error

    an error has occurred in the script on this page.

    line; 1
    char; 1
    error; 'htmlhelp' is undefined
    code; 0
    url; res://ieframe.dll/navcancl.htm

    do you want to continue running scripts on this page?

after looking at ieframe.dll and deciding it was ok, i looked at the files
povray.chw and povray.chm.  i deleted povray.chw to no effect.  i looked at
povray.chm properties and saw it was blocked.  i unblocked it and all was fine.
just now i renamed the files and downloaded another povray.chm and got the first
error message, but i could not replicate the second error message.  i unblocked
the new povray.chm and all was fine.

this was on win7 ultimate x64.

your symptoms and mine seem too similar to be unrelated.

and some of the stuff i outlined may be out of order or even memory-fabricated,
i kept only notes of error messages, not steps etc.


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