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Old 02-20-2014, 01:36 AM   #1
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Question disable brower popup

a forum search did not find a suitable answer so here goes...

some books have code in chapter headers that causes the kobo to offer to launch it's experimental browser whenever you touch a chapter header

i think it is due to <a> tags or href= or both of those acting together

so is there a way to prevent this without editing the book e.g. prevent it happening with DRM protected library loans

disabling wi-fi does not help because you still get the offer to launch browser ?

PS it's not ONLY chapter headers, there can be other such links in boaks, but chapter headers is the most annoying because they are not genuine URL links, they are usually simple links back into the books own TOC or to its own internal XHTML pages
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Old 02-20-2014, 01:54 AM   #2
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I haven't seen that one. I have seen plenty of books where the chapter heading is a link back to the TOC. What it probably means is that the value for the href attribute of the a tag is wrong. It might be that if it doesn't point to a valid destination in the book that it get passed to the browser.

In any case, I don't know how to turn it off. Personally, I would fix the book, but I tend to edit them a little bit anyway, so this would just be an extra step.
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I haven't seen that one. I have seen plenty of books where the chapter heading is a link back to the TOC. What it probably means is that the value for the href attribute of the a tag is wrong. It might be that if it doesn't point to a valid destination in the book that it get passed to the browser.

In any case, I don't know how to turn it off. Personally, I would fix the book, but I tend to edit them a little bit anyway, so this would just be an extra step.
here is the code
Code:
<div class="title-block-rw" id="rw-title-block_65127-717742626">
        <p class="title-num-rw" id="rw-title-num_65127-162326721"><a href="../Text/TOC.xhtml">50</a></p>
      </div>
it looks like a standard link back to TOC, but it fails because I've removed the redundant? HTML TOC page at start of book.

so you reckon that I am seeing the browser pop up only because it is not a valid link.
code like that requires a messy regex to remove the anchor tags without losing the actual chapter name or number

i was hoping for a global "never ask me to launch the browser" option...
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:56 AM   #4
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here is the code
Code:
<div class="title-block-rw" id="rw-title-block_65127-717742626">
        <p class="title-num-rw" id="rw-title-num_65127-162326721"><a href="../Text/TOC.xhtml">50</a></p>
      </div>
it looks like a standard link back to TOC, but it fails because I've removed the redundant? HTML TOC page at start of book.

so you reckon that I am seeing the browser pop up only because it is not a valid link.
code like that requires a messy regex to remove the anchor tags without losing the actual chapter name or number
Yes, that is what I think is happening. I did check a book I had that has links and like and still has the in-line TOC. The links work with no problem.
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i was hoping for a global "never ask me to launch the browser" option...
Not that I have seen. There is an option somewhere to set your account as a kids account. When I tried this, it hid the web browser and a couple of other things. I don't know if it affected opening a link from a book.

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