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= Purpose =
 
= Purpose =
The purpose of [[mhttpd]] Chat Page is to provide a simple mean of communication between multiple users under the same Midas experiment. This communication is done via the Midas web application. Additional speaking (Text-to-Speech) of the message can be enabled (see below).
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The purpose of [[mhttpd]] Chat Page is to provide a simple mean of communication between multiple users under the same Midas experiment. This communication was previously limited to users running [[odbedit]] and using the {{Odbedit cmd|cmd=chat}}.  Now it can also be done using the Midas web application. Users can communicate via the web using the Chat Page ({{Odbedit cmd|cmd=chat}} messages also appear on the [[Chat Page]]). The chat messages are not saved in the [[Message System#MIDAS Log file|MIDAS logfile]].
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Additionally, speaking (Text-to-Speech) of the message can be enabled (see below).
  
 
= Access to the Chat Page =
 
= Access to the Chat Page =
The Chat Page is displayed by clicking on the  {{Button|name=Chat}} button on the mhttpd [[Status Page]] or other mhttpd web page.  
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The Chat Page (Figure 1) is displayed by clicking on the  {{Button|name=Chat}} button on the {{Utility|name=mhttpd}} [[Status Page]] (or other [[mhttpd]] page).  
  
 
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: If the Chat button is not present on the Status Page
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: If the Chat button is not present on the Status Page, it may have been [[Status Page#page-switch-buttons|suppressed]].
:* it may have been [[Status Page#page-switch-buttons|suppressed]].
 
 
 
  
 
= Features of the Chat page =
 
= Features of the Chat page =
The Chat page is composed of 4 areas:
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The Chat page (Figure 1) is composed of 4 areas:
# the message box
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# Message field, for message to be sent
# the use name box
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# Username field, to identify the sender
# a Speech enable button in the case the web browser is compatible with the Google TTS engine. Check http://caniuse.com/#search=SpeechSynthesisUtterance for compatibility.  
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# a Speech enable button will be present if the web browser is compatible with the Google TTS engine. Check [http://caniuse.com/#search=SpeechSynthesisUtterance this site] for compatibility. Chrome, Safari, Opera, iOS Safari are compatible, IE, Firefox, Opera Mini, Android Browser are not (so far).
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# Conversation box, message exchange history.
  
  
* The Chat page provides 2 fields:
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'''Click thumbnail to enlarge'''
** User message, User name, Speech enable tag
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[[File:chat_page.png|thumb|left|Figure 1: Chat Page example]]
* In the case of the "CHROME" web browser use, it is possible to enable the "Text-To-Speech" synthesizer to "speak the message. Only collaborators sentences will be spoken. The enabling for this feature is done by setting the "Text-to-Speech Enable" to 1 under the "CONFIG" button on the status page.
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[[Category: CHAT]] [[Category:mhttpd Pages]]
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[[Category:mhttpd Pages]]

Latest revision as of 20:18, 3 February 2016


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Purpose

The purpose of mhttpd Chat Page is to provide a simple mean of communication between multiple users under the same Midas experiment. This communication was previously limited to users running odbedit and using the odbedit command chat. Now it can also be done using the Midas web application. Users can communicate via the web using the Chat Page ( odbedit command chat messages also appear on the Chat Page). The chat messages are not saved in the MIDAS logfile.

Additionally, speaking (Text-to-Speech) of the message can be enabled (see below).

Access to the Chat Page

The Chat Page (Figure 1) is displayed by clicking on the Chat button on the mhttpd Status Page (or other mhttpd page).

Note
If the Chat button is not present on the Status Page, it may have been suppressed.

Features of the Chat page

The Chat page (Figure 1) is composed of 4 areas:

  1. Message field, for message to be sent
  2. Username field, to identify the sender
  3. a Speech enable button will be present if the web browser is compatible with the Google TTS engine. Check this site for compatibility. Chrome, Safari, Opera, iOS Safari are compatible, IE, Firefox, Opera Mini, Android Browser are not (so far).
  4. Conversation box, message exchange history.


Click thumbnail to enlarge

Figure 1: Chat Page example