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by Eelke
Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation
Replies: 41
Views: 43360

Re: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

but IMO the whole point of incorporating an wysiwyg is to move away from bbcode itself. bbcode is as much a security feature as it is a convenience feature, in phpBB. With phpBB3, the developers have taken the choice to not take HTML input and filter that, but take bbcode input and translate that i...
by Eelke
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation
Replies: 41
Views: 43360

Re: Wysiwyg TinyMCE implementation

I don't exactly know how they do it, but at first glance this suggests TinyMCE also does bbcode: http://tinymce.moxiecode.com/examples/example_09.php

Of course, a challenge would be to get it to handle custom bbcodes as well...
by Eelke
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: [Usability] Reducement of confirmation pages / Allow undo
Replies: 37
Views: 34480

Re: [Usability] Reducement of confirmation pages / Allow undo

I agree with a lot and I actually just posted something similar in an unrelated thread. When you say, "When something is undoable, do not ask for confirmation", I agree, but I also think that undoing the action should be extremely easy. Just compare with, for example, GMail. It will display somethin...
by Eelke
Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:18 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: AJAX, jQuery, et. al.
Replies: 38
Views: 52181

Re: AJAX, jQuery, et. al.

As for user confirmation, recently usability experts suggest its actually better to execute user commands immediately, but allow users to undo their actions . Confirmations have become something that people will almost automatically just confirm, and may still end up regretting their action. Of cour...
by Eelke
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: AJAX, jQuery, et. al.
Replies: 38
Views: 52181

Re: AJAX, jQuery, et. al.

You're right, I shouldn't have said that jQuery allows you to do AJAX. However, it does contain functions to make life of a developer a lot easier when doing AJAX, as opposed to doing it "manually" (what I meant was, it can help you to do AJAX). My point was, "jQuery" is a specific JavaScript framew...
by Eelke
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:26 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: AJAX, jQuery, et. al.
Replies: 38
Views: 52181

Re: AJAX, jQuery, et. al.

DavidIQ wrote:Using AJAX or jQuery or both
Maybe when you say "AJAX" you are thinking of a specific framework I'm unaware of, but to me "AJAX" is a generic term to describe a technology. jQuery is one of several JavaScript frameworks that allows you to (among other things) "do" AJAX.
by Eelke
Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions
Replies: 34
Views: 32540

Re: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions

If standard features make use of the same mechanism, that's an argument that will be hard to maintain... I think a generic term like "Module" or (not in the least to avoid confusion with MODificiation) "Component" would be best.
by Eelke
Wed Dec 16, 2009 8:20 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions
Replies: 34
Views: 32540

Re: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions

@Eelke, I think creating several layers of complexity in the naming scheme is not really a good idea. I never said it was :) BTW, I suppose you are referring to what I said about Joomla? In fact, the difference is not as big as it might seem. If you compare Joomla with Drupal, for example, both hav...
by Eelke
Tue Dec 15, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions
Replies: 34
Views: 32540

Re: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions

I'm fine with either extension or plugin. However, when taking into account code reader's post elsewhere, where he advocates that as much as possible should actually make use of the "extension/plugin/whatever" architecture, including most core functionality, maybe the example set by Drupal or Joomla...
by Eelke
Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions
Replies: 34
Views: 32540

Re: MODS -> plugins/add-ons/extensions

For inspiration, we can look at other projects.

Wordpress -> Plugins
Drupal -> Modules
Joomla -> "Extensions", which falls apart into "Components", "plugins" *and* "modules", depending on the mechanism used by the extension (and its purpose).