11-19-2009 12:06 PM
I use a custom application for dictating into my Blackberry, I have just received a brand new Bold 9700 with OS 22.214.171.1241 and am having difficulty setting the application up. It requires me to enter a URL with spaces in it, but every time I type a space it inserts a period - can the device be stopped from doing this?
I have even typed the URL into an email and then tried to copy and paste it into the app, but it fills the spaces in with periods still when I paste.
The URL I need to use is http://myserver/mobile web service
it keeps on entering as http://myserver/mobile.web.service
Any help would be much appreciated!
11-19-2009 12:21 PM
Are you sure you don't need underscores or something - you can't have a URL with embedded spaces...
If this is something specific to the application - I'd suggest you contact them for their guidance as it may not be ready for 5.0
(just a thought)
11-19-2009 12:24 PM
I'd concur with rocman on this.
I don't know that you can have URLs with spaces.
11-19-2009 12:29 PM
Thanks rocmon, but I am sure, we have about 40 Blackberrys and they're all set up in the same way. It's a sub directory for the application on the IIS server called 'mobile web service', not the best piece of programming I've come across!
Have tried contacting the software providers and my carrier and they've both suggested that it's a Blackberry issue and have washed their hands of the problem.
I think you're right though, the app couldn't have been tested with 5.0 (even though they said it should work).
Just wondered if there was any way to insert a space without a period.
11-19-2009 12:44 PM
if you are into the trying stuff mood, i'd try using various combinations of ', " (single or double quotes) instead of the space - the app may be bright enough to use the quotes as delimiters perhaps?
I'm curious, what app is it?
11-19-2009 01:00 PM
Steve, as workaround, can you try this:
Email yourself the link in an email to your BlackBerry device.
Click on the link from there, it should open.
Then save the bookmark for future use.
11-20-2009 06:42 AM
Rocmon, It's Winscribe's digital dication for Blackberry software http://www.winscribe.com/blackberry/winscribe_blac
JSanders, good ideas, but the quotes thing doesn't seem to work and I need to actually type the URL into a field in the Winscribe software on the device. As I think I mentioned earlier too, copying and pasting doesn't work either.
I'm just waiting for the call advising me I need to upgrade to Winscribe 4 if I want to use the device. Typical!
Thanks for your help.
11-20-2009 07:11 AM
Yeah, it is a pain that many vendors haven't fully validated their software on 5.0... from their website, although they mention V4.2.1 and above... I'd suggest you let them know directly and ask them for a free copy of the upgrade
I've lobbed your question to a insider friend and will let you know what (if anything) he responds!