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RM 1.0 RM Articles -possibility to import external content

Discussion in 'Resource Manager Support' started by Morgain, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    This is an additional idea posted on my RM Articles thread.
    RM Articles is purely about displaying RM content in Article form, including option to multiple pages Articles.
    See thread here http://xenforo.com/community/threads/rm-article-manager.47084/

    The additional suggestion by Erich is to enable the manual import of external (offsite) content e.g from the media, to create an RM Article.

    Erich I'm sure this can be done but it suggests immediate issues.
    Import pictures too?
    Is this hotlinking or copying? Both could lead to objections. :(
    Other articles can be v short or VERY long. Too long for an RM page. Too long even for my multile pages article!
    Different external media have different formatting. One news site I know automatically inserts the URL of the page if you copy any text from it.

    Which suggests a way forward. We highlight a section of the external item, and plonk it in the RM. It auto carries with it the URL of the original. If the site already does this (js I think), it is detected and not duplicated.
    The RM addon adds a Read more link to the original article.
    This gets round all the problems except specialist formatting in the original. Some source sites copy over and lose all paragraphs which looks awful.
    Anyway here;s a start of a solution for you.
    erich37 likes this.
  2. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

    I am not sure yet whether the article should be hotlinked or copied. Maybe both options, but hotlinking is probably the safer option.

    pictures could be used as well, but the picture is not the end destination.

  3. 0ptima

    0ptima Well-Known Member

    Maybe this could be accomplished with an extension of the the RSS feeder?
  4. erich37

    erich37 Well-Known Member

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