Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks
Your skill will accomplish
what the force of many cannot

comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Thanks for going through the trouble of replying to this node. I hope vroom can fix the title soon :-)

as part of that, i'm going to make it so that the chat client can remove the cookie jar from its user agent to go into 'lurk mode'.

The problem if you do this is that you cannot get personal messages until you go out of "lurk mode". What I would like to do is be able to leave the client running, and every once in a while check and see if there's anything interesting going on, or if I have any personal messages. The moment I post something, the posting script will see my cookie again and list me as logged in.

This can only be done if accessing the XML tickers (both for personal and general messages) does not update Other Users. I still think this could be a very cool feature. As long as you are participating in the chat, or browsing the web site, you'll be considered as logged in. But if you are just retrieving messages from the XML tickers, you'll be considered to be "lurking" and not show up in "Other users".


In reply to RE: RE: Logged in chat clients by ZZamboni
in thread Other Users and XML ticker by ZZamboni

Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":

  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Titles consisting of a single word are discouraged, and in most cases are disallowed outright.
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • You may need to use entities for some characters, as follows. (Exception: Within code tags, you can put the characters literally.)
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others drinking their drinks and smoking their pipes about the Monastery: (4)
    As of 2021-04-17 21:04 GMT
    Find Nodes?
      Voting Booth?

      No recent polls found