Lack of interest Empty Quotes allow for submission of posts

Brent W

Well-known member
I have run into this where if you place empty quote tags within the post you can submit as basically empty post.

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cclaerhout

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There should be a way to check to make sure that a post is x amount of characters excluding bbcode.
With nested Bb Codes, this system would be no difficult to elaborate. But it would be easy to check if the XenForo default Bb Codes have a content. If not => don't parse. For the Custom Bb Codes, this should be let to the Bb Code creator. Some might need to create BbCode without content, but just using options (don't ask me why, it's just a eventuality).
 

cclaerhout

Well-known member
To do it: use a listener to extend the XenForo Bb Code Formatter class "XenForo_BbCode_Formatter_Base", then extend the function "renderValidTag" with this code.
EDIT: do not use the above code
You can easily customize the code to target only a few Bb Codes. If you want this rule applies for all Bb Codes, just get rid of the first conditional.

 

cclaerhout

Well-known member
It causes a lot of issues on larger forums. There should be a way to check to make sure that a post is x amount of characters excluding bbcode.
Do not use the code I paste on pastebin above. The renderSubTree must not be used here. I will post a solution later.
 
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