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FileMaker by Jesse Feiler

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Chapter 13. Using the Web Viewer

Introducing the Web Viewer

The Web Viewer is a layout element that uses the platform’s native Web controls (Internet Explorer on Windows and Safari/Web Kit on Mac OS X) to display web pages.

Although it displays web pages, the Web Viewer is not a browser. Many of a browser’s features, such as cookies, are not present. But, by the same token, any basic functionality built into the Web controls or added by the user is available. This includes plug-ins such as Flash.

You can use the Web Viewer to display a static address that you hard-code into the layout such as your own website. You can also use the Web Viewer to display data from a URL stored in a given database record—perhaps the home ...

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