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by /a3
Sun Mar 25, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: [3.1/Ascraeus] Merged RFCs
Topic: [RFC] More secure hashing
Replies: 64
Views: 48925

Re: [RFC] Update password hashing algorithm

Salting passwords changes first the password and then second the hash. :? It's easier to forget a salted password. ;) The password is salted after the user enters it in, every time. It's designed to prevent attacks by rainbow tables. You don't have to remember the salted password since it's done by...
by /a3
Sun Mar 25, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: [3.1/Ascraeus] Merged RFCs
Topic: [RFC] More secure hashing
Replies: 64
Views: 48925

Re: [RFC] Update password hashing algorithm

Salted passwords area a nice idea on the first look. But IMO it's not possible in real life to make the password salty enough. Users and/or administratos will be annoyed by it! (My job is IT administrator in a 200 clients company. ;) ) So IMO this feature is not really a good security feature. Salt...
by /a3
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Searching with GET
Replies: 11
Views: 6815

Re: Searching with GET

TheKiller wrote:Interesting idea, but you might want to take care of the SEO detail, as the bots will tend to cache the search page, with each get variable.
Use robots.txt.
by /a3
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: topsecret area51 word game
Replies: 1276
Views: 582931

Re: topsecret area51 word game

Microsoft-Nokia
by /a3
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Default Style
Replies: 28
Views: 26726

Re: Default Style

And as I always point out, users should be able to use the full functionality of phpBB without JavaScript, ie. options that are normally "hidden" are revealed, even if this means a slightly more cluttered layout. -1 for 4.0. By that time, JS will be standardised across all the major browsers, and t...
by /a3
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Default Style
Replies: 28
Views: 26726

Re: Default Style

No doubt, a new style should be used for phpBB4. Or at least I think style changes should be made. You could add some nice features like, tooltip, popup login, I don't know just make it look professional. ToolTips can be achieved by using title="". If you're referring to what Facebook does, I'm not ...
by /a3
Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Provide better ALT Names on images.
Replies: 40
Views: 24907

Re: Provide better ALT Names on images.

@/a3, it may not make a big difference, but its better than what we currently have. I think You are right and Google does read the filename too. If you werent aware, all the current images inside the [img] tag (besides the smilies which dont have any alt set) are using "Image" as an alt text. I was...
by /a3
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: [3.x][Archive] RFCs
Topic: [RFC] Search engine optimization: nofollow
Replies: 10
Views: 10398

Re: [RFC] Search engine optimization: nofollow

Website profiles, definitely yes. Signatures, I think so as well. Posts: definitely not! It's not that phpBB.com doesn't endorse those links, it's whether the link is relevant to the post content or not. Hopefully, if the moderators are doing their job properly, that should be the case. So I definit...
by /a3
Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Provide better ALT Names on images.
Replies: 40
Views: 24907

Re: Provide better ALT Names on images.

Better than loading the language file that says "Image", just not to let the alt empty. Arty explained a bit better than i did on the first page. I don't think putting file names in alt text would even make a difference. Google possibly already uses filenames to get more information about your imag...
by /a3
Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:57 am
Forum: [3.x] Discussion
Topic: Provide better ALT Names on images.
Replies: 40
Views: 24907

Re: Provide better ALT Names on images.

it reads the images and from their name it sets the alt. What's the point in that? Many screen readers would read that bit anyway. When encountering images that are missing an alt attribute, screen readers may provide what information they extract from the page content (such as file name or dimensi...