July 9, 2005 in Feedback
We need a Firefox extension! Seriously!
There are a couple extensions for forums, BBCode and BBCodeXtra, but they're horribly outdated. Neither have Strikeout, PHP, SQL, Codebox, or any of the other innovations Invision has pushed in the last couple years. IMO (but apparently not others) extensions for such a forward-thinking browser should be based on the leading standards, not outdated standards.
I know extremely little about programming, and I couldn't make heads or tails of BBCode's source. (Download the XPI, rename it to *.zip, unpack the .jar file, rename it to .zip and unpack that to reveal an extension's source.) It didn't look like it could be easily adapted.
What we need is a full-featured Firefox extension which will:
1. Have the functionality of BBCode and BBCodeXtra -- be able to highlight text and make it B/U/I/S/a URL/an email address/code/etc.
2. Symbols! This is in BBCode, but the feature is broken (or supports an outdated BB). US Keyboards don't have the
This sounds like a very, very good idea; I'd certainly use it. The Save Post thing would be useful, too. Pity I know nothing about Extension coding, though :(
save post feature sounds cool; Say how about an IPB new posts widget?
There is actually a mod that lets you save posts. Not as I described... I'm talking about full-on IPB integration... But there is or was one called Scribe where you could save posts from the File menu. No load, though, IIRC.
Widget... You mean like a Konfabulator extension? Yes! That would actually make it worth reinstalling. Maybe you could also have it get your PMs, much how the PM Notification in 2.0.x works, and you could set Favorite Forums, and new topics/replies could create a link in the wdget informing you... or favorite topics... If that makes any sense.
I don't know what programmers charge for their work, but I for one would be open to donating a little bit if someone were to code something like this, and it worked well. I mean, if Matt busted out an extension that worked with IPB as closely as its own components work with one another, I would think that would be worth paying for moreso than Blog, and I paid for Blog. :)
Something that could adapt to multiple IPB installations within the settings pane would work great as well.
Thought this deserved a bump... 'specially since I see staff talking about using Firefox over in Community Technical Chat. Come on guys... you know Firefox rocks, you know there are some pretty half-assed extentions that do half the job... The idea of an IPB extension is cool enough, but having the code automatically customized, generated and updated by the board itself combining a template with the customizations each admin makes on their board... hey, that would be pretty cool. Sort of bridging the "gap" between the Firefox software on the client PC and the IPB software on the server. That's the key to making IPB a better product, because just how far can you go with PHP, SQL, CSS, and HTML/DHTML/XML/RSS, etc.?
Why do I even bother visiting this place?
sure does deserve a bump. Who doesn't like firefox? :P
Me for one :P It's a good browser, but the memory issues are still a hang up for me. Opera doesn't get nearly enough credit, it's a much better browser.And for the CSS lovers out there, Opera 9 passes the Acid2 test, for what it's worth.
Me for one :P It's a good browser, but the memory issues are still a hang up for me. Opera doesn't get nearly enough credit, it's a much better browser.
And for the CSS lovers out there, Opera 9 passes the Acid2 test, for what it's worth.
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