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[rellect] Favicon for Links 2.1.0

Automatically adds favicons to links in messages.

  1. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

    rellect submitted a new resource:

    Favicon for Links - Automatically adds favicons to links in messages.

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  2. BamBam

    BamBam Active Member

    there is always the same image, a little lock image. or is this, because i have a private/closed community?

    and when i disable your addon, there is now a little earth image!!! man, what is this? how can i remove this earth image, just remove your addon?
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2013
  3. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

    Send me a screenshot or a URL to your site. Need to see what's the problem exactly.

    About the earth image, it's just the default favicon in case where no favicon found for the URL.
    You should clear your cache to remove it because it is added by css.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2013
  4. QenTox

    QenTox Well-Known Member

    Love the idea :love: I will try this out later when I get home. Thanks for sharing! (y)
     
  5. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    It looks up the favicon every time the post is displayed? Is it cached? 'Cos it's going to slow a thread display down a hell of a lot, isn't it?
     
  6. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

    Currently I'm using a 3rd party service to pull the favicon, so your server isn't affected by the process of retrieve a favicon from a url.
     
  7. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    If you have quite a few links on a page, it could potentially slow it down though, right?
     
  8. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

    Well loading the favicons means few* more HTTP requests (1 per link),
    but this shouldn't cause to a noticeable change in the load time.

    * I'm planning to reduce the HTTP requests to only one, by making css sprite of all the favicons in the page. But this is planned for later version.
     
  9. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    You can use datawriter to cache the content so you dont have to make request everytime and that speeds things up.

    Tutorial here
    http://xenforo.com/community/resour...ia-sites-using-oembed.2281/update?update=5842
     
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  10. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Well I got the world icon too and I know that the site in question ESPN has a favicon. Haven't tried it for other sites yet only ESPN.
     
  11. Stuart Wright

    Stuart Wright Well-Known Member

    Personally I would do it on post creation if it's possible like Chris Deeming's auto link title addon.
     
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  12. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

    There's no need to cache anything since the favicon comes from external service.
    I fixed the issue, it will be released in a few minutes.
    I could do that but it means that old posts won't get the favicon for links (without querying all posts and edit them to add the favicon). It also means that once the addon is removed, the favicons would still be in the message.
    I prefered to go with a reversible technique.
     
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  13. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

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  14. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    Works now awesome job and thanks.
     
  15. JordanH

    JordanH Well-Known Member

    Is there a way you can update this to not work in signatures?
     
  16. Ernest L. Defoe

    Ernest L. Defoe Well-Known Member

    I actually thought about using it in signatures but there should be an option to now allow in signatures if the site owner so decides.
     
  17. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

    Noted. Will add this option in the next update.
     
  18. smartpixels

    smartpixels Active Member

    Did you actually read the link I put. If that 3rd party service goes down then you will end up with lots of requests to nowhere. Anyway its upto to you or the user who tries this addon.
     
  19. rellect

    rellect Well-Known Member

    First, thanks for your concern :)
    The service I'm using is from Google, so it is very reliable.
    If there will be requests to store favicons internally, surely I will use cache for that.
     
  20. JordanH

    JordanH Well-Known Member

    Also, I noticed on images as well.
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    If someone posts a img and links it, it will also show. Not something I want as some people link their logos and such
     

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