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Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2009 13:33:57 -0500
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Here is a comment I came across, so I thought I'd pass it on the forum.

Laura says:

Now that a few days have passed, I've had better luck using the HTML version. I've also run both the Flash and HTML versions simultaneously; no conflicts so far. I'm using IE 6.0.2900.2180 (XP SP2) with Flash.

The HTML Search initially returned no documents, or very few, compared with the same search in Flash. This morning, I understood why. The Knowledge Filter (next to the Search box) was not set to Oracle Products. I changed it, then chose the Advanced Search option and entered the desired key words. HTLM search then returned the same documents as the same Flash search.

HTML supports right clicking on any results link and opening in a new window. Unlike Flash, the new window is a complete page, with its own search box - just like MetaLink. So I can opt to use it to search for other things, without having to go back to the first search screen, and without losing my first search results. Seems like a small thing, but I am thrilled to have it back.

For downloading patches, HTML supports the steps for wget; properties returns the full URL for the desired patch. Flash does not show properties on the download link. Again, it may seem like a small thing, but if you download many patches or large patches, you can script your selections and place them directly on your UNIX host. No need to sftp from Windoze to UNIX.

Last, HTML is blissfully less busy than Flash. The many, many frames are reduced to just a few, without the irritating fade and slide effects. Logging an SR is easier, without the constant focus/lose focus of frames in the Flash version.

I'm just hoping they don't mess with this one.

Received on Fri Nov 13 2009 - 12:33:57 CST

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