william.scherk

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Chat instructions via video!

So, my new "livecasting" set-up is  coming along. Today I botched a brief video header for this topic. I insert it just for fun. The other voice you hear is young Jordan Sather; since I wasn't wearing the headphones, I didn't know he was talking. He is talking about the Toronto attack, obliquely,  via Qanon.

I will replace this with a better version where the sounds make sense and I wear the headphones as I mix. I wanted to demonstrate how easy it is to add a question, comment, request to the chat box  below.

You need not be an Objectivist Living member or 'sign in' or register to use the chatbox below. You need not claim a name or moniker.
Using this one is as easy as typing in an acronym (ME) and then banging out a short or long screed.

If you know or can learn a little code,  you can add images, hotlinks, and add emphasis to your screed/line of tossed-off text:

It's based on the old forum standard bbcode mark-up; where you use square brackets to do some magic: 

Spoiler

	[b]bold text[/b], same with [i]italic[/i] and [u]underlined text[/u]. 

Images become images when you put the URL of the image in between ... 

	[url]http://www.webaddress.com/whatever[/url] 
	[url=http://www.webaddress.com/whatever]The web adress described in text[/url]

	[img=http://www.somewebsite/imagefolder/image.png], or image.png, image.gif 

You can add animated memes: 

	[img=http://www.somewebsite/animated/loopedimage.gif]

You can click the ''help" button at the bottom of the chat box -- to see all the bbcode, options for registering an avatar image, 'claiming' your name ... otherwise do a Quick Start: Click in the "name" box, and enter a screen name. Click on "message" and type your message. Then hit Enter to post!

 

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So the Invision Power Board software no long inserts iframe media -- which is a good security fix, I guess. What this means in practice is that you cannot embed some things on the page. So this thread is pretty useless, as the HTML code for the wonderful chatbox simply cannot be validated and served. Ah well ... perhaps Michael will 'turn on' the native chat function with Objectivist Living. Probably not.

 

-- failed embed one. Failed embed two:

 
 

The embeds use Javascript which is verboten.

 

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39 minutes ago, william.scherk said:

So the Invision Power Board software no long inserts iframe media

William,

We haven't done an upgrade recently.

So such prohibition is not coded into the program.

In fact, here is a video from Real Video--and videos from there only embed with iframe.

The last I looked, video was media. And it is displaying fine here on OL within an iframe.

As I understand it from your own comment, Javascript in iframes is not working. I don't do much with Javascript, so I don't know what's going on.

Have you looked to see if the problem is from the source end?

Michael

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20 minutes ago, Michael Stuart Kelly said:

We haven't done an upgrade recently.

So such prohibition is not coded into the program.

I imagine minor tweaks to security settings are part of your contract with IPB -- it probably does not need a whole hosting update of the software instance.  

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In fact, here is a video from Real Video--and videos from there only embed with iframe.

The last I looked, video was media. And it is displaying fine here on OL within an iframe. [Video]


<iframe __idm_id__="543853570" 
        allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" 
        allowfullscreen="" 
        frameborder="0" 
        height="337" 
        src="https://www.real.video/embed/5834676234001" width="600">
</iframe>

To be more precise, something has changed at the OL software end that used to work. Iframes take a number of attributes, the main one being 'src' aka Source:  'src="sourcefile.mp3"' or 'src="sourcefile.html"' or 'src="sourcefile.pdf"' or 'src="sourcefile.txt"' ...

Here is some code that once worked but no longer displays any information:

<iframe style="width:66%;height:456px"
        src="http://wsscherk.hostingmyself.com/VIDEOCASTS/A15KF/index2cover.html">
</iframe>

Display: 

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As I understand it from your own comment, Javascript in iframes is not working. I don't do much with Javascript, so I don't know what's going on.

Javascript is what is known as a 'browser-side' interpreter.  Its code resides on web pages in between <script></script> tags (and sometimes inline);  it is good security to block various scripts from operating via a page from another server.  Allowing it can lead to 'injection attacks.'  

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Have you looked to see if the problem is from the source end?

Yeah.  What worked in the past (chatbox) here is simply not rendered anymore.  Once I was able to embed simple text files (like subtitles) in an iframe. It doesn't matter which browser I use now -- none of the sources listed above (text, PDF, HTML) appear within the 'box' ...

I think this is a good security measure -- it just means that more things will need off-site links for OLers to reach the information. So it is no big deal in the scheme of things except for good security.

-- I do not think there is any way to include the chatbox that I own. Would you consider instantiating the IPB chat one of these days?

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