Again thinking out loud ( and appreciating your genuine and lengthy search for a solution webcode )..
Have you tried the dec superscan ?
Never tried to out do you - in fact I bow down to your superior knowledge sir - just trying to help
Still on a mission...
I'm off to send a pm to my german friend to see if this topic has been solved over at the german Lag2 forum..
Call me obsessed if you like but if mine fails I would to think their is a solution.