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Re: Subscribing to a thread?

by jepri (Parson)
on Feb 10, 2001 at 07:32 UTC ( #57560=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Subscribing to a thread?

I'd be happy with a chop that somehow convinced my browser that I had visited every single node in that thread individually, so they show up greyed out on the 'Newest Nodes' list. Alas, I can't think of any way at all to do it. :)

I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

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Re: Re: Subscribing to a thread?
by repson (Chaplain) on Feb 11, 2001 at 14:47 UTC
    Thats what you can use the Perl/Tk Newest Nodes Client for. I suggest you try it out if you haven't already. But it _would_ be nicer if the perlmonks system could remember what nodes you'd visited and show Newest Nodes accordingly, but I don't want to know what that would do the the code bloat and databases system to remember that kind of data for every active user in the system.
      I was thinking more on the browser side of things. If we could somehow trick the browser into thinking it had visisted every link on the page that would be great. But I don't think there's a javascript method, except using pop-up windows and that's just evil.

      I didn't believe in evil until I dated it.

        That would be great, but probably difficult/impossible. You could try hacking at mozilla or the beta perl web browser I saw metioned on this site a while back called artemis. If you could add some special tags/cookie ability to one of those, then submit a patch to vroom to get the perlmonks system to detect the ability and call it if availible....

        But yeah it would be very nice if it could work like you say.

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