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Old 01-22-2008, 08:14 PM
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Default Desired Fixes

NOTE: Please don’t take any of my comments personally, since I am just letting you know how I feel. By them I am not implying anything else about you, your staff, or this world in general.

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// Font Sizes
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__text__
__text__
__text__
__text__
__text__

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// Untagged URL Link (sort of like a Bastard URL Link)
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http://__any_url_link_without_enclosing_tags_

Although the above link seems to want to become a URL, which we have to admit is very admirable for such a lifeless thing, the same style links in my thread do not. Is this a "conspiracy" ???

Providing a fix for these tags would allow my threads to be displayed w/o editing. So rather than in some cases just creating an alternative PHP tag, which is obviously the simple & easy way out, the desirable fix would be to allow the HTML Tag to coexist w/ the other PHP tags. The following HTML tags are so standard that not having them would be a real let down.

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// Disaplayed Image File followed by a URL Link to the Image w/ a Caption.
// Note: The [target="_blank"] parameter allows for a new empty window to be opened rather than
// using the existing window. This feature is very nice since it doesn't disrupt your main session window.
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<img src="__image_link_.jpg_bmp_etc">
<a href="__image_link_.jpg_bmp_etc" target="_blank">__picture_caption__</a>

For example, althought the [yotube]__youtube_video_id__[/yotube] is simple enough to use, the already existing tags in the existing threads are still there. So unless you would allow me to edit these pages manually, they will still be displayed w/o the video inserts. This same thing applies to the Google Video Tags.

In addition, if you do also provide an alternate PHP Google Video tag, such as, [embdgooglevideo]__embdgooglevideo_id__[/embdgooglevideo] it would be much more desirable in this case to also allow the specification of both of the "width & height" parameters. Such as, [embdgooglevideo width=600 height=400]__embdgooglevideo_id__[/embdgooglevideo]

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// The "Google Video Tag" has become such a common standard that not having would be a real "disappointment".
// Google Video Tag - It would be nice to be able to set both the "height & width" parameters here...
// Everything else here is standard except the __video_id__
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<embed style="width:608px; height:342px;" id="VideoPlayback" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=__video_id__&hl=en"> </embed>

Allowing this HTML "Google Video Tag" would allow my threads to be displayed. Otherwise, they have to be re-edited.

And again, the HTML "YouTube Video Tag" is also needed vs the PHP tag [yotube]__youtube_video_id__[/yotube]. Otherwise the existing threads would have to be re-edited by someone willing to do this right, like I would be willing to do this right. It took a lot of time & effort to get these threads made, so I am not looking forward to see them go to waste.

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// Embedded YouTube Video Tag
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<object width="425" height="355"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/__video__code"></param><param name="wmode" value="transparent"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/__video__code" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="355"></embed></object>

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// Listing Tags
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<ul>
<li>__item__00__</li>
<li>__item__01__</li>
<li>__item__nn__</li>
</ul>

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// BlockQuote Tag
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<blockquote>__text___</blockquote>

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// Paragraph Tag
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<p>__paragraph_text__</p>

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// Header Tags - n=(1,2,3,...)
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<hn>__header_text__</hn>

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// Happy Face Wearing Sun Glasses (Notice the leading blank space)
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8-)

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// Surprised Face (Notice the leading blank space)
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:-o

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// Question
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In my "Posting Rules" it shows "HTML code is Off". How can I turn this "ON"? Is this what is preventing my "bastard URL links" from being displayed as URL links ?


Thanks Again !!!
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Last edited by Jimbo : 01-22-2008 at 09:13 PM.