Jargons of Info Tech industry
u.hobelmann at web.de
Fri Aug 26 13:40:34 CEST 2005
John Bokma wrote:
> usenet at isbd.co.uk wrote:
>> In comp.lang.perl.misc John Bokma <john at castleamber.com> wrote:
> [ web based boards ]
>>> And which useful tools do you require?
>> A choice of news readers to suit different people with different
> - different browsers, different stylesheets, different board styles
But the UI is still *forced* on you by the website; no choice. There's
only a very limited choice, and it invariably *includes* the UI. With
NNTP *you* choose how to interpret and display the data you get.
Great. How can I, the user, choose, how to use a mod on a given web
server? What if the web server runs another board than PHPBB?
>> A forum provides a
>> single, usually rather limited, interface for the user with no way for
>> the user to change it radically.
> Does the user want this? And with a user stylesheet you can change it
> quite radically :-)
The look, not the feel.
> And in return the user gets: colors, fonts, font sizes, embedding of
> images, flash, you name it. Moving avatars, even sounds.
As I wrote earlier, you *could* run a web forum over NNTP, and use HTML
posts instead of plain text. It would have the advantages of NNTP.
> Oh, yes, I would love to see an XML interface on the board I use. Maybe
> I can just install a mod, or write one myself.
What would that XML be for? Any particular *use*?
I believe in Karma. That means I can do bad things to people
all day long and I assume they deserve it.
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