View Source Text of Read-Only Post?

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lpetrich
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View Source Text of Read-Only Post?

Post by lpetrich » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:35 pm

Is there any way of viewing the source text of a post without making that post editable? That is, view a post with all the BBCodes that were used to create its styling. I ask that because I recently created an archive using phpBB and I'd like to make its posts' source available as a courtesy to its users.

Someone may already have written an extension that does that, but I have been unable to find any such extension. Or has my searching been too limited? I tried "post source text" and some variations of that.

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Re: View Source Text of Read-Only Post?

Post by KevC » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:39 pm

You could copy the post in to a new one and turn off the BBcode using the option at the bottom of the posting window. The only people able to edit the post would be moderators.

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Then you get this sort of thing
[b]That is, view a post with all the BBCodes that were used to create its styling[/b]
[i]That is, view a post with all the BBCodes that were used to create its styling[/i]
[u]That is, view a post with all the BBCodes that were used to create its styling[/u]
[code]That is, view a post with all the BBCodes that were used to create its styling[/code]
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Re: View Source Text of Read-Only Post?

Post by lpetrich » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:12 pm

Seems like I could do that by having a popup menu on the forum pages for choosing between normal appearance and text source. Normal appearance would render the BBCodes, text source would not. So I'd have to find out how to switch the BBCode rendering on and off. Or use someone else's code for doing that.

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