Another life-changing fantastic idea for quotes! (Bit silly, too.)

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Re: Another life-changing fantastic idea for quotes! (Bit silly, too.)
« Reply #45, on March 18th, 2011, 12:25 AM »
Quote from Arantor on March 18th, 2011, 12:16 AM
True enough. I just get the impression that some people are going to freak out though.
Yeah, possibly... But then they'll get used to it and they may like it. Only old timers will refuse it. People like me, probably :lol:
(I'm not saying I won't use it... I'm saying if I were in a position to 'try' it, I would have a hard time accepting that Wedge is doing everything for me :P)
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We really need to overhaul that actually. The way it's implemented feels wrong to me. If you ever looked at it, you'll understand why it feels wrong, I think.
You mean the fact that it's in the 'Look and layout' page?
Profiles are on my to-do-list to overhaul (e.g. custom profiles, buddy lists...), and as I think I said earlier, I'll definitely make user settings easier to access. It would probably make sense to have all user settings (inc. account settings etc) in a single page, divided in sections that are folded out as required. Somethin' like that...

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Re: Another life-changing fantastic idea for quotes! (Bit silly, too.)
« Reply #46, on March 18th, 2011, 12:29 AM »
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Yeah, possibly... But then they'll get used to it and they may like it. Only old timers will refuse it. People like me, probably
Well isn't that ironic :lol:
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I'm saying if I were in a position to 'try' it, I would have a hard time accepting that Wedge is doing everything for me
It's a fair point.
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You mean the fact that it's in the 'Look and layout' page?
No, more the mechanics. There are just a bunch of checkboxes in the HTML, and minimal validation done on the other end; you can literally add a profile field just by adding the HTML there without having to modify anything else.
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Re: Another life-changing fantastic idea for quotes! (Bit silly, too.)
« Reply #47, on March 18th, 2011, 12:42 AM »
I don't get the problem with the checkboxes.
As for security... Well, it's not THAT surprising ahah.

For the record, I just tested IE7.js on IE6 and it's still slow as hell (about 2s delay on one-post topics, and 5s on full page topics). Also tried my simplified IE9.js, same delays globally. Considering the amount of fixes this file has, it's no surprise. Finally, I tried with Selectivizr and it's a very acceptable solution (about 1s delay on full page topics, similar delay on smaller pages). Just a pity that it doesn't support many fixes... For instance, it has a fix for "input[type=button]" but not for ".class1 > .class2" or, worse, ".class1.class2". Technically it's only interesting as proof that it CAN be done faster than IE7.js does it.

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Re: Another life-changing fantastic idea for quotes! (Bit silly, too.)
« Reply #48, on March 18th, 2011, 12:56 AM »
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I don't get the problem with the checkboxes.
As for security... Well, it's not THAT surprising ahah.
The problem with the checkboxes in there is simply the fact that the only way they're passing back to the backend is by what's in the form. It would be trivial to inject something into the themes table via that page because no sanitisation of accepted values. Literally to add a new field is a new <input> in the form. No checking on the backend what should be used, no validation of data type, just the form provides it, so it's accepted.