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Pulse
12-Oct-2004, 23:07
Ok. . . I got an idea here :P. I know there is a popup thing and that i can have it spring up when i get a PM but firefox stops it. (im also aware that i can get firefox to not stop this popup but anyways hear me out :P). How about instead of the link saying "messages" It says something like "Messages (0)" or if you had 2 new PMs unread "Messages(2)".

Just an idea. What do ppl think?

Nor
12-Oct-2004, 23:12
Doesn't it do this now after the recent changes ?

moron
12-Oct-2004, 23:14
yeah

/me pm's pulse

Jamey
12-Oct-2004, 23:28
Make it a diff colour so I notice :P

Pulse
12-Oct-2004, 23:32
Well would you look at that. It even flashes me :naughty: :dozey:

*toddles off looking at the ground in shame* Next time ill use the search function.

Heartwork
12-Oct-2004, 23:33
silly bugger ;)

Pulse
12-Oct-2004, 23:38
Oh. I found a bug actually. Check out the Recent posts bit, its coming up as &quote :P. (in fire fox) :P

burundi
13-Oct-2004, 09:27
You're right, that may be as a result of applying the swear filter to the quick topics. I will investigate it.

It is a forum thing btw, it isn't browser related ;)

Brent Rivienne
13-Oct-2004, 09:31
Isn't the swear filter a recent change? I noticed this &quot problem a long time before the last update.

Brent Rivienne
13-Oct-2004, 09:34
Have a nice look at this test post.

http://www.trickery.net/bb/viewtopic.php?t=17026

Not only is it affecting the quick topics... but the main topic display is buggered as well. (As well as the search if you make it long enough.)

Seems like the forum is treating " as the source string &quote and thus assuming " is 6 characters long each go. (or is that &quot and 5 characters... I can't remember...)

Q-Target
13-Oct-2004, 09:36
ah! That explains it

Brent Rivienne
13-Oct-2004, 09:45
It also affects the characters &, < and >, ( see http://www.trickery.net/bb/viewtopic.php?t=17030 and http://www.trickery.net/bb/viewtopic.php?t=17031 ) I can't find others on a standard keyboard... but no doubt a couple of other things will do it... now what are those characters that require codes in html to display...

-edit- I've had a few more tests and can't find any other characters that do it, the forum seems to cope with non-standard characters fine (well... except for changing them to different things from what you typed in in some cases...), it no doubt only affects & < > and " as these are obvious HTML affecting characters.

burundi
13-Oct-2004, 13:13
It is related to the functions that return a sub string of the topic_title and append ... on the end.

I need to look at them in more detail to see how we can stop it screwing up like this.

burundi
13-Oct-2004, 14:02
Submitted to the team as R0029

Pulse
13-Oct-2004, 16:31
Wwooo I got my very own personal request ticket :P.

Thought it mighta been a browser thing getting pissy and not evaluating the escape character. Oh well my bad.