The following table lists some of the attributes of your browser that we can determine:
of the web and most browsers support it.
Cookies are tiny bits of data saved on your computer, so that next time you
visit a web site it can remember bits of information about you. RevNet uses
temporary (session) cookies to know when you are logged in to RevNet. RevNet
also uses a cookie to store the location of your slip printer (if you have one).
Ensure your browser has cookies enabled. If you are using the slip printer,
Cascading Style Sheets
Cascading Style Sheets or CSS is a way of customising the look and feel of a web page.
Some browsers don't support CSS, and some don't display it properly.
The resolution of your monitor will affect how much of RevNet you can see on the screen.
We've assumed that most people will be using a screen size of 800 by 600 or greater.
If your screen size is less than this (eg. 640 x 480) then you will still be able to use
RevNet, but you may see only part of the screen and have to use the scrollbars.
We recommend changing to at least 800 x 600. To do this on Windows, go into the
Control Panel, then choose Display, and the Settings tab.
ActiveX and VBScript
ActiveX is a Microsoft-proprietary language that is only supported on Microsoft's
Internet Explorer running on Windows (Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, XP) ¹.
Similarly, Visual Basic Script is peculiar to Internet Explorer ¹.
ActiveX and VBScript are only used in RevNet to talk to the Slip Printer.
If you do not have a slip printer then you will not need ActiveX and VB support.
The entry Supports ActiveX checks whether ActiveX controls that are marked as safe
can be run. The next entry Slip Printer ActiveX Installed checks that the special
RevNet ActiveX control for slip printing has been downloaded from RevNet and installed on the
The two ActiveX checks above check whether the browser security settings will allow the
Slip Printer ActiveX control to run. If both checks fail, or if the first check is OK
and the second fails even though you have downloaded and installed the Slip Printer ActiveX control,
then you will need to adjust your browser settings. The Slip Printer Setup instructions detail the browser settings required.
It may be possible to host ActiveX and/or VBScript in other browsers via a plugin.
This has not been tested on RevNet and is not supported.