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Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by Matthew G. Saroff » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 pm

I have been using BBCodeExtra, and I have a few dozen custom tags, both BBCode and HTML, but it does not work with FF 57+ (Quantum), so I am looking for a replacement.

Anyone using something for newer versions of Mozilla that they like?

I wasn't quite sure where to have it.

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by 3Di » Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:49 pm

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by AmigoJack » Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:50 am

Matthew G. Saroff wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 pm
FF 57+
The correct abbreviation for Firefox is Fx. Consider using an internet browser similar to Firefox but still supporting the old add-on interface, such as Waterfox.

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:19 pm

that is interesting about the correct abbrevitaion. I have been using mozilla products and only mozilla since 1995 ( netscape came on two or three floppy disks back then ). this is the first I have ever seen or heard of firefox being abreviated as "fx".

oh well,


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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by david63 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:59 pm

I'm with Lumpy on this.

Main use of FX is foreign exchange

Looking on Allacronyms (https://www.allacronyms.com) Firefox does not get a mention under FX but it does under FF

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by Lumpy Burgertushie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:15 pm

I guess maybe that could be another reason why I never use wikipedia. I don't understand why anyone would depend on anything found on wikipedia as being accurate. I am sure that many of the entries ( maybe even most ) are accurate and true. however, considering the way it works, there is no way to know for sure without doing more research. that being the case, do the research yourself to get the information you are looking for.


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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by Mick » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:33 pm

The problem with acronyms is there’s no control. While working in the semiconductor industry I found their use of acronyms bewildering. There were something like 25 pages of industry acronyms many duplicated in other walks of life.

I mean:
  1. FX Effects (special/sound)
  2. FX Foreign Exchange
  3. FX Fix (navigational)
  4. FX Function
  5. FX Forecast
  6. Fx Firefox (open source browser from Mozilla Corporation)
  7. FX Fox Networks (US cable channel)
  8. FX Full Duplex
  9. FX Fracture
  10. FX Federal Express
  11. FX Crossover Frequency
  12. FX Fiber Transmission (networking)
  13. FX Factory Experimental (automotive)
  14. FX Fixed Area
  15. FX Fixed Station
  16. FX Field Exercise
  17. FX Fighter, Experimental
  18. FX File Express (X-Windows)
  19. FX Flight Experiment
  20. FX Fragilex Syndrome (genetic disorder causing mental retardation)
  21. FX Factor X Activity
  22. FX Fox Extended (TV cable network)
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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by AmigoJack » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:02 am

Good Wikipedia articles come with sources, and the Fx abbreviation (acronym is something different) is linked to an official source. When I grew up FF always meant Final Fantasy, and sometimes "fast forward".

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by mamba » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:40 pm

Matthew G. Saroff wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 pm
I have been using BBCodeExtra, and I have a few dozen custom tags, both BBCode and HTML, but it does not work with FF 57+ (Quantum), so I am looking for a replacement.

Anyone using something for newer versions of Mozilla that they like?

I wasn't quite sure where to have it.
I could not find a replacement. I now use Chrome to post on phpbb. Chrome has a BBCode extension called bbCodeInsert, which is not as good but is better than nothing.

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by Matthew G. Saroff » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:10 pm

mamba wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:40 pm
Matthew G. Saroff wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:41 pm
I have been using BBCodeExtra, and I have a few dozen custom tags, both BBCode and HTML, but it does not work with FF 57+ (Quantum), so I am looking for a replacement.

Anyone using something for newer versions of Mozilla that they like?

I wasn't quite sure where to have it.
I could not find a replacement. I now use Chrome to post on phpbb. Chrome has a BBCode extension called bbCodeInsert, which is not as good but is better than nothing.
I have managed to Port bbCodeInsert to Firefox, which is amazing since I have no knowledge of Javascript, but I have been unable to contact the author or determine the license for the addon, so I cannot submit it to AMO.

If anyone wants a copy, PM me.

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by mamba » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:48 am

Matthew G. Saroff wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:10 pm
I have managed to Port bbCodeInsert to Firefox ...If anyone wants a copy, PM me.
PM sent.

If anyone is keen to update the far better BBCodeXtra for Firefox, please note the author said to me in email:

From: Francesco <flod ~at~ lodolo ~dot~ net>
Date: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: BBCodeXtra
To: [Mamba]


Hi,
Unfortunately developing for me is only an hobby, and I don't have
time to rewrite the add-on to use the WebExtensions API (also not sure
all features could be covered). I'd be happy to pass this add-on on to
anyone willing to port it over to WE.

Francesco

> Hi!
>
> Are you abandoning this add-on? It is my favorite. Please don't stop
> developing it.
>
> Thanks
So that gives carte blanche to anyone to get this extension working again! :)

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by Matthew G. Saroff » Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:47 pm

mamba wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:48 am
Matthew G. Saroff wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:10 pm
I have managed to Port bbCodeInsert to Firefox ...If anyone wants a copy, PM me.
PM sent.

If anyone is keen to update the far better BBCodeXtra for Firefox, please note the author said to me in email:

From: Francesco <flod ~at~ lodolo ~dot~ net>
Date: Sun, Nov 26, 2017 at 4:00 PM
Subject: Re: BBCodeXtra
To: [Mamba]


Hi,
Unfortunately developing for me is only an hobby, and I don't have
time to rewrite the add-on to use the WebExtensions API (also not sure
all features could be covered). I'd be happy to pass this add-on on to
anyone willing to port it over to WE.

Francesco

> Hi!
>
> Are you abandoning this add-on? It is my favorite. Please don't stop
> developing it.
>
> Thanks
So that gives carte blanche to anyone to get this extension working again! :)
Yes, but the bbCodeInsert author has gone to ground, which is why I cannot submit it to AMO.

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by mamba » Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:05 am

Point taken. Thanks for the xpi for FF for bbCodeInsert, sent to me via email and added to FF without a problem. It works extremely well, and is shaping up as a worthy replacement for BBCodeXtra!

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by 3Di » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:02 am

Mission accomplished. :D

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Re: Firefox Quantum Addon for PhpBB codes?

Post by Matthew G. Saroff » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:11 pm

3Di wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:02 am
Mission accomplished. :D
Well, partially.

It looks like I am going to have to learn how to write XPIs for Mozilla Quantum, and then rewrite this using it as an advisory structure to put it up on the FF addons page because of license issues.

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