Found a small bug when using the wrapper with Flash (AS2): functions that return string values (such as
SCORM.data.get()) were coming out ‘undefined’. (grr)
Explicitly typing the return value as a string seems to make Flash happy.
Some small edits to the wrapper: Fixed a few typos in debug statements Added extra error-checking during SCORM.connection.initialize; if connection cannot be made AND no error code is given, display notice that server has not responded. Related links: Original SCORM API Wrapper journal entry pipwerks.com SCORM page
I’ve been a longtime user of the ADL wrapper (with code from the late Claude Ostyn), and to be honest, it’s pretty much met my needs. But I was never completely comfortable with the wrapper for two reasons: 1) The code is hard to read with confusing and overly complicated looking variable names, and 2) the code made heavy use of global variables, which in this Web 2.0 world is a big no-no. This past week I decided to roll up my sleeves and make a new SCORM API wrapper that takes care of these issues.
Folks, it’s simple — if you have to paste a “this site works best with XXX browser” message on your site, whether it’s an LMS, an online course, or just a website for your mom’s knitting club, you’re doing something wrong. Do us a favor and stop it.