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General => Wish List => Topic started by: Anthony on April 13, 2004, 08:11:27 AM

Title: Blog Feature requests
Post by: Anthony on April 13, 2004, 08:11:27 AM
Below is my wish list - Thanks for some really great software.
Title: Blog Feature requests
Post by: Fahim on April 13, 2004, 10:15:47 AM
Yes, the merging of Blog and BlogMan is still the plan - just not sure when ... but somewhere in the 8.0 release :)

You can try out PHP even now - all you have to do is either change the file parsing options on your server so that .htm and .html files are parsed for PHP or use the Blog option to set generated file extensions so that you have .php files instead of .htm or .html.

RSS feeds can be created now with a template - see Tyran's exhaustive comments on this matter elsewhere on the forum :) Yes, I realize that the date format generated by Blog is not what is needed by RSS but I hope to fix that by giving a new option to the date and time tags where you can specify the exact format you want.

As of Blog 8.0 beta 3 the summary feature should be stripping out HTML tags anyway. So the word count for summary *should be* based on the non-HTML tag version of an entry. Please verify this and let me know if this is not so.
Title: Blog Feature requests
Post by: Anthony on April 22, 2004, 09:15:18 AM
I guess my coment of the Directory/PHP request, was more about having cool URL's. In essence while it can be done it is 'better' to not specify the technology or format in a URL and by using a directory URL the web server can load the .html or .php or .gif for that matter. It is one way of helping prevent link rot.
See http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI
Title: Blog Feature requests
Post by: Fahim on April 22, 2004, 09:42:12 AM
It is 'better' only if everybody knows how to implement these things properly and some of the Blog users might not be as conversant with all the intricacies of using web servers and setting up the default pages to load. Plus, some people don't have an index.php or index.html page generated by Blog - they have a different page (something like blog.htm) which is linked to from their main index page. This might cause problems (no, I haven't thought it out through fully :p) if we were to only specify a directory and not the full URL :)
Title: Blog Feature requests
Post by: Anthony on April 30, 2004, 11:36:23 AM
One more request. Could there be a Find/Replace feature or an Import/Export feature. This would especially helpful as webstandard change and bulk changes are required. Such as the <br> to <br /> tag.