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Broken Signature Pictures

Post by Robert T » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 14:29

I have noticed that quote a few people still have broken images in their signature, caused by the removal of HTML support from phpBB3. HTML will not be coming back, as it is a major security risk, so the tags must be converted to BBCode.

I realise that not everybody has the know-how to do this themselves, so if you would like me to fix your signature for you, please drop me a PM. I have noticed at least one signature that used a large image which is then scaled by width= and height= in HTML - this I cannot covert for you, so please make sure that you are linking to a signature-sized image and not something you could print a poster from!

If I spot any whilst using the forum myself, I will fix them. And for the couple that I have done today, no, they didn't magically fix themselves. :wink:

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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by Jonttt » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 17:00

The bills in the post :D
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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by Robert T » Tue 24 Apr, 2012 17:56

Three. It's my OCD. I can't stand raw HTML on a page. :lol:

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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by Dave L2 » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 13:24

Hi Rob,

Do you have some instructions for doing this?

I'm playing around with Windows 8 :roll: and trying to decide if SkyDrive is a viable alternative to Photobucket. So far all I can get from SkyDrive for posting photos is an HTML link that obviously doesn't work with the [img] tags.

<iframe src="https://skydrive.live.com/embed?cid=3DD ... B-ukiVb6r0" width="320" height="240" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>

So if you have some info on converting the html I would be most grateful.

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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by XVar » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 14:29

Dave the trick is going to the Skydrive link you provided there, and then clicking View original and using that url. Like so:

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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by Robert T » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 15:45

I'm not sure how static the "view original" link is - it seems to go to a single server in a farm - if it doesn't move, then that's fine, but my suspicion is that you may have to view the picture first for this to work. :(

There is no way of emulating the iframe HTML above with BBCode yourself, but I can create a new BBCode tag for ZR that inserts this code - I think for security, I would make it so that the site name part is fixed and you only need enter something like:

Code: Select all

[skydrive=320,240]cid=3DDF35388B700B99&resid=3DDF35388B700B99%21175&authkey=ADMy5B-ukiVb6r0[/skydrive]
I think there are two problems with the links you have been using - one seems to have a redirect, which probably won't work and the other seems to contain a html page and not just an image, which cannot work with an HTML img tag, which is all the BBCode img gets converted to.

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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by Robert T » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 15:49

At least it seems to be faring better than Google Drive: :wink:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/27 ... ive_crash/

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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by XVar » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 17:30

So all in all the conclusion is Sky Drive isn't really designed for hosting forum images, use photobucket :P
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Re: Broken Signature Pictures

Post by Dave L2 » Fri 27 Apr, 2012 19:46

XVar wrote:So all in all the conclusion is Sky Drive isn't really designed for hosting forum images, use photobucket :P
I'm looking for a reason to use SkyDrive at all and so far I haven't found one. Most of the photos I have that are published in the cloud are for forum posting so if I have to continue to use photobucket for that then there is no reason to have photos on SkyDrive and therefore another reason not to bother with windows 8. :P

You've got to love how the "View Original" method completely ignores any sharing rules you've implemented on the photo :roll:
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