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From "Galbreath, Mark" <>
Subject RE: Function keys with Web Apps
Date Wed, 17 Apr 2002 14:26:46 GMT
Yep, probably using something like

int b;
try {
  b =;
} catch( Exception e) {}


-----Original Message-----
From: Adam Fields []
Sent: Wednesday, April 17, 2002 10:24 AM
To: Struts Users Mailing List
Subject: Re: Function keys with Web Apps

"Chappell, Simon P" says:
> Has anyone had any experience with trying to allow function keys (PF =
> keys?) to be used within a web app?
> A business area within our company is looking to have some specialised =
> terminals (NCR?) that have special function keys that the business folks =
> want the users of the system to use for navigation (data input would =
> come from a barcode scanner). The system is just screaming to be written =
> as a web app, but I am wondering if there is any way that we can utilise =
> the PF keys.

I don't believe this is possible if a browser is your client.

You should, however, be able to do this with a Java or CURL applet, or
something similar that gives you granular control over key bindings on
the client side.

> All thoughts welcome.

That's quite an invitation...

				- Adam

Surgam, Inc. is a technology consulting firm with strong background in
delivering scalable and robust enterprise web and IT applications.

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