Slight technical modifications to our forums

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Slight technical modifications to our forums

Postby brettz9 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 2:52 am

The following has been modified for our forums:

1) The insertion point has been fixed (for at least Mozilla, Explorer browsers). Now if you click on one of the "BBCode" (bulletin board code) buttons when editing a post to submit, the BBCode will be inserted wherever your cursor is, rather than at the end of the post (e.g., [url] ).

2) The forums now have have RSS (and a link to it from each page) for getting our forums into a newsfeed (which can be used by other programs to "aggregate" with news from other sources as well--see here for more details and options for our site)

3) We can now insert tables through BBCode. For example, the code immediately below will produce the table that follows:

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[table]
[mrow]Main Row Column 1
   [col]Main Row Column 2
   [col color=red]Main Row Column 3
   [col color=#FF0000]Main Row Column 4
[row]Regular Row Column 1
   [col]Regular Row Column 2
   [col color=red]Regular Row Column 3
   [col color=#FF0000]Regular Row Column 4
[row color=blue]Colored Row 1 Column 1
   [col]Colored Row 1 Column 2
   [col color=red]Colored Row 1 Column 3
   [col color=#FF0000]Colored Row 1 Column 4
[row color=#0000FF]Colored Row 2 Column 1
   [col]Colored Row 2 Column 2
   [col color=red]Colored Row 2 Column 3
   [col color=#FF0000]Colored Row 2 Column 4
[/table]


[table][mrow]Main Row Column 1
[col]Main Row Column 2
[col color=red]Main Row Column 3
[col color=#FF0000]Main Row Column 4
[row]Regular Row Column 1
[col]Regular Row Column 2
[col color=red]Regular Row Column 3
[col color=#FF0000]Regular Row Column 4
[row color=blue]Colored Row 1 Column 1
[col]Colored Row 1 Column 2
[col color=red]Colored Row 1 Column 3
[col color=#FF0000]Colored Row 1 Column 4
[row color=#0000FF]Colored Row 2 Column 1
[col]Colored Row 2 Column 2
[col color=red]Colored Row 2 Column 3
[col color=#FF0000]Colored Row 2 Column 4[/table]

You could also use the following HTML to get the same results.

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<table align="top" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" border="1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
   <tr bgcolor="#FFFF00" align="center">
      <td>Main Row Column 1</td>
      <td>Main Row Column 2</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Main Row Column 3</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Main Row Column 4</td></tr>
   <tr>
      <td>Regular Row Column 1</td>
      <td>Regular Row Column 2</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Regular Row Column 3</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Regular Row Column 4</td></tr>
   <tr bgcolor="#0000FF">
      <td>Colored Row 1 Column 1</td>
      <td>Colored Row 1 Column 2</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Colored Row 1 Column 3</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Colored Row 1 Column 4</td></tr>
   <tr bgcolor="#0000FF">
      <td>Colored Row 2 Column 1</td>
      <td>Colored Row 2 Column 2</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Colored Row 2 Column 3</td>
      <td bgcolor="#FF0000">Colored Row 2 Column 4</td></tr>
</table>

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