Posted by Daniel Tonks on October 8, 1999 at 1:00 AM
One of the things that has been keeping me up late into the night during
the past few months is figuring out how to automatically hotlink all URLs (web addresses, such as
http://www.remotecentral.com) in forum messages. I've seen it done on other BBS software, but
just couldn't get it working here.
Well, I buckled down this past week and after much effort it finally seems to be functional -- and
working well, if I do say so myself. Now, any regular URL for a web site will be automatically made into
a clickable link. You DO NOT need to add any HTML code (such as
As with anything, there's always the chance it doesn't work 100 percent perfectly. So, if you see
a link that appears garbled or exhibits some other anomaly please contact me and let me know.
I'll look into it and see if anything needs changing.
Interesting Pronto utilities dept.: Olivier Couvreur has uploaded two Pronto
helper programs. The first can take a CCF file and build a complete web page around it,
including all panels, graphics, button states, IR codes... lots and lots of information! The second
decompiles a CCF file into a text script which you can modify in any text editor. Do I hear
batch changes? The only thing missing is a program to converts it back to CCF format,
however that is promised shortly. Let's all give Olivier a huge pat on the back for his hard work!