Jump to content


Photo

Remove Forum Image Linking Extension Restriction?


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 paul_mck

paul_mck

    Member

  • Pip
  • 87 posts
  • Location:NI

Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:20 AM

Can you PLEASE remove the extension restriction when using IMG tags?

 

I can add a link to an image hosted on another forum and it shows in the preview 100% but when I click post it errors that it doesnt support the extension.

 

filename (in this case) is http://stuff/2019-10...-12-jpg.253223/

 

no worries if you cant but makes posting pics a lot easier (maybe only for me but....)

 

Thanks


Edited by paul_mck, 11 October 2019 - 07:20 AM.


#2 techieboy

techieboy

    Supercharger of Doom

  • 22,639 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bedford

Posted 11 October 2019 - 07:50 AM

Easy. Use the proper link direct to the image itself, not a link to an external HTML page or that masquerades as what looks like a folder name.

 

You've got a silver VX, the pic will be invisible anyway. :P



#3 paul_mck

paul_mck

    Member

  • Pip
  • 87 posts
  • Location:NI

Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:41 AM

lol that is the only link available, there is no "direct" URL to the image.



#4 siztenboots

siztenboots

    RaceMode

  • 26,509 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Surrey
  • Interests:french maids

Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:22 AM

Can you PLEASE remove the extension restriction when using IMG tags?

 

I can add a link to an image hosted on another forum and it shows in the preview 100% but when I click post it errors that it doesnt support the extension.

 

filename (in this case) is http://stuff/2019-10...-12-jpg.253223/

 

no worries if you cant but makes posting pics a lot easier (maybe only for me but....)

 

Thanks

 

"stuff" is not a valid domain name



#5 paul_mck

paul_mck

    Member

  • Pip
  • 87 posts
  • Location:NI

Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:23 AM

it wasnt supposed to be, was only trying to show the filename and why it borks the extension check. would the whole URL be beneficial?

 

https://rmsmotoring....-12-jpg.253223/



#6 siztenboots

siztenboots

    RaceMode

  • 26,509 posts
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Surrey
  • Interests:french maids

Posted 11 October 2019 - 09:53 AM

I had no luck with that hosting server format

#7 Mattias

Mattias

    Super Member

  • PipPip
  • 287 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Gothenburg

Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:36 AM

Think it's the same thing from onedrive, would be nice if that worked.



#8 Nev

Nev

    Nipper's Minion

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 11,516 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Bristol
  • Interests:Rock climbing, skiing, kayaking, surfing, mountaineering, budgies, chess, practical mechanics.

Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:19 PM

it wasnt supposed to be, was only trying to show the filename and why it borks the extension check. would the whole URL be beneficial?

 

https://rmsmotoring....-12-jpg.253223/

 

That link works for me BTW, (ie I see the silver VX).
 



#9 paul_mck

paul_mck

    Member

  • Pip
  • 87 posts
  • Location:NI

Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:40 PM

It works as a link but not an embedded image

#10 smiley

smiley

    Thetan level 15

  • 10,062 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Netherlands

Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:07 PM

Your pictures have been added to the rmsmotoring forum as an attachment.

The exforo engine that hosts the forum software adds a random number as the file extention, and uses that to protect the images against embedded use.

 

That is why it works when using that link even with that weird number directly in a browser, but not as embedded image code in other locations like this forum.
You will have to re-upload all your images to a service that will provide embedded use of it.

imgur.com for example.

 


Edited by smiley, 11 October 2019 - 02:09 PM.


#11 paul_mck

paul_mck

    Member

  • Pip
  • 87 posts
  • Location:NI

Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:21 PM

yes but it works perfectly in preview, so seems to be a simple file extension block on post.

 

 



#12 smiley

smiley

    Thetan level 15

  • 10,062 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Netherlands

Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:31 PM

I have seen the same behaviour in other forum engines where preview does not fully reflect embedded result.

The exforo engine does not allow you to use embedded content from their location on attached pictures.

 

It does for it's static content:

rms-motoring.png

 

  


Edited by smiley, 11 October 2019 - 02:34 PM.


#13 paul_mck

paul_mck

    Member

  • Pip
  • 87 posts
  • Location:NI

Posted 11 October 2019 - 02:39 PM

Id show you a screenshot if I could attach it lol






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users