Topic: Picasa/iPad "No Images Specified in Gallery XML."

I purchased SimpleView-Pro today to generate galleries for my own site via the Picasa 'export to HTML' function. All files then uploaded via ftp.

http://www.buildingsrus.co.uk/photo_alb … index.html

Gives perfect results on my desktop PC using Chrome.

However, when accessing on iPad gives the following message:

"No Images Specified in Gallery XML."

Does not seem to work on iPhone either.

I have not edited the 'index.html' generated by Picasa.

I have edited 'header.xml' which is as follows:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

<simpleviewergallery
   
    galleryStyle="MODERN"
    title="<%albumName%>"
    textColor="FFFFFF"
    frameColor="FFFFFF"
    frameWidth="0"
    thumbPosition="LEFT"
    thumbColumns="3"
    thumbRows="9"
    showOpenButton="TRUE"
    showFullscreenButton="TRUE"
    maxImageWidth="1200"
    maxImageHeight="1200"
    useFlickr="false"
    flickrUserName=""
    flickrTags=""
    languageCode="AUTO"
    languageList=""
    imagePath="images/"
    thumbPath="thumbs/"
   
>

Any suggestions gratefully received

Last edited by Stesmif (2012-04-30 21:12:44)

Re: Picasa/iPad "No Images Specified in Gallery XML."

Your gallery's 'title' currently contains a character ('&') which must be escaped.
Open the 'gallery.xml' file in a plain text editor and change:

title="March & April General"

... to:

title="March &amp; April General"

Please see this FAQ for details.

Also, the URL to your gallery has a folder which contains a reserved character (again, the '&' character).
Use only web-safe characters for file and folder names.
Please see section 2.3 of this document for details: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3986.txt

Characters that are allowed in a URI but do not have a reserved purpose are called unreserved. These include uppercase and lowercase letters, decimal digits, hyphen, period, underscore, and tilde.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.

Re: Picasa/iPad "No Images Specified in Gallery XML."

Brilliant, what great service - thank you.

Any tips on how to make the images full screen on iPad and make the Safari menu bar disappear?

Re: Picasa/iPad "No Images Specified in Gallery XML."

Any tips on how to make the images full screen on iPad

The Mobile Player has less configuration options than the Flash Player.
Currently, the available Mobile Player options (which do not include image scaling) can be found here: http://simpleviewer.net/simpleviewer/pr … tml#mobile

and make the Safari menu bar disappear?

To display a gallery without the menu bar in Mobile Safari, use the 'Add to Home Screen' option from the gallery URL and then open the gallery from the home screen icon.
Otherwise, you could try adding the JavaScript found on this page to the HTML page into which your gallery is embedded.

Steven Speirs
SimpleViewer Support Team.