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A couple of suggestions to make the posts imported from MLs more readable [message #163154] Sun, 03 October 2010 08:45 Go to next message
tux99   Switzerland
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Since I have started using FUDforum as a ML<>Forum gateway I have found the following two things that would make the experience even better for Forum users:

1) When an email imported from a ML contains quoted text (I mean text where the line begins with '>' or '> >' or '>>' etc.) it would be nice if this text was displayed in a different colour, like many email programs do.
Maybe this could be an admin or even user controlled setting.


2) In order to avoid forum users polluting the ML with BBcode tags and HTML, I have switched both HTML and BBcode off in the sub-forums that are ML imports.
Unfortunately this also means that all URLs are not clickable anymore, it would be great if the URLs where still clickable even with BBcode and HTML switched off.

Re: A couple of suggestions to make the posts imported from MLs more readable [message #163189 is a reply to message #163154] Wed, 06 October 2010 09:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
tux99   Switzerland
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Can anyone suggest which files I would have to modify to integrate on-the-fly colour highlighting of lines starting with '>' and making URLs clickable even when html and BBcode is off?

I would like to attempt to add this (I have no PHP experience but I do have perl/shell scripting experience so I might just get by), but I'm struggling to find where to add this, the codebase is confusing for a newbie like me... Smile
Re: A couple of suggestions to make the posts imported from MLs more readable [message #163195 is a reply to message #163189] Wed, 06 October 2010 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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FUDforum doesn't have on-the-fly formatting.
To optimize performance, we convert everything to HTML up-front (even BBcode) and store it.
Rendering will simply stream output from the message files/database to the user's browser.

So, you basically need to format it as mail gets imported.
I would start by adding an IMPORT_MAIL hook to maillist.php and then code a plugin against it to format the quotes.
Re: A couple of suggestions to make the posts imported from MLs more readable [message #164068 is a reply to message #163195] Sun, 02 January 2011 11:58 Go to previous message
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Here is a patch for colour highlighting of lines starting with '>':
http://fudforum.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/fudforum?view=revision&revis ion=5094
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