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[bioontology-support] [bioontology-info] Flash Bioportal Ontology Tree javascript functions

Trish Whetzel whetzel at
Mon Aug 30 10:49:04 PDT 2010

Which ontology are you trying to use with the Ontology Tree Widget?


On Aug 30, 2010, at 10:37 AM, Ilias Gerostathopoulos wrote:

> Dear Sir,
> in our effort to make use of a NCBO widget, namely the OntologyTree  
> Widget documented in the NCBO wiki ( 
> ) as part of the theses we are working on concerning the "Semantic  
> Medical Image Annotation" area we jumped into a problem and need  
> your advice and help.
> Our goal is to interact with the Flash Bioportal Ontology Tree using  
> the javascript functions you provide in the wiki page. The problem  
> is that these functions will not work both in case of embedding the  
> Flash Application using javascript and using html (with <object>  
> tag). For example, when the function getOntologyName() is fired the  
> javascript console informs us that the app.getOntologyName function  
> of the embedded object does not exist (even though the "app" object  
> exists meaning that the getApp() function works properly). Please  
> note that the problem takes place only in the javascript functions  
> that call a flash object's function (like the getOntologyName()  
> mentioned above) and not in the javascipt functions that listen to  
> the flash object's events like the appComplete(swfID) which work fine.
> We would be grateful if you could check the above functions and tell  
> us if they work properly, so that we can be sure we make the fault  
> in the way we use them. If that is the case, could you provide us  
> more specific details regarding the way to embed them in our web app?
> It is very important for us to make use of the extra functionality  
> you provide though these functions as this will be a serious boost  
> to the functionality of our theses application as a whole.
> Thank you in advance,
> Ilias Gerostathopoulos
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