I found that I needed to understand Chapters
1-10, about 175 pages, in the O'Rielly
could really code good solutions in
WebLoad. ISBN #1-56592-392-8.
I think that occurred for me in two chunks
of reading/experimenting--about 8 hours
per chunk. Still a pretty short learning
curve for this class of tool.
the Netscape document on the language,
provided with WebLoad documentation (but that
may just be me).
I do though have some experience with
Java and Segue's 4Test languages, both
object-oriented. The type-less world of
me to embrace, but I very much like the fact
that WebLoad is using a defacto (sp?)
industry standard scripting language (along
with a standard DOM as pretty much agreed
on by Microsoft and Netscape).
fyi, Terry Horwath
P.S. While the O'Rielly document states that
any variable defined outside of a
function lives in the "global" namespace,
this is not true in WebLoad scripts:
all global variables must be defined
inside the InitAgenda() function, as
an agenda's "main script"--the code
and vars outside of any function--are
executed again and again by each
This too takes some getting used to,
as in many other programming environments
variables outside of any function are
normally global by default.