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XF 1.4 Custom BBcode and the Image Proxy

Hey everyone,

I'm trying to make a simple background image bbcode, but I've hit a snag. The site is a secure site, and the problem becomes that when a User enters the URL of the image they wish to use for a background it does not pass it through the xenforo image proxy.

Is there any way to get the image to go through the proxy?

I've tried both of these outputs.

<div class="bbcode-background">
    <div class="bbcode-background-text">{text}</div>
    <div class="bbcode-background-image"><img src="{option}" /></div>

<div class="bbcode-background" style="background-image: url('{option}');" >
    <div class="bbcode-background-text">{text}</div>


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  • Use a callback
  • Find a way to use the function "handleImageProxyOption" from the class "XenForo_BbCode_Formatter_Base": it's a protected function, so can't be called from the callback. A question has been asked to the XenForo developers and there was no reply. To bypass this problem, the Bbm has a bridge function to call protected ones from the Formatter. Check here the one called "handleImageProxyOption" (arround line 1674).