Feature Requests item #1078085, was opened at 2004-12-02 21:26
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Submitted By: Tejing (tejing)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: more advanced text replacement? <IMG> tag?

Initial Comment:
I was thinking it would be useful for a lot of things
to have text replacement that was based on regular
expressions and used the matched expressinos in the
replacement. I happen to talk about math a lot on IM. I
have a cgi script that will generate a picture from a
LaTeX expression, but it would be very nice not to have
to "include a link" every time I wanted to use that.
just put, say, \(\sqrt{2}\) and have it recognize the
\( and \) and pass the \sqrt{2} to the cgi script in
the link. another idea this makes me think of is it
would be nice if gaim proccessed the <IMG> html tag
correctly and actually showed the image just like it
would in a web page instead of showing nothing. I don't
know how hard that would be, though.


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:00

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: ssssmemyself (ssssmemyself)
Date: 2005-05-27 20:18

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The trouble with displaying <img> tags is, first of all,
it'll only work for those who have installed a plugin, so
you'd have to convince people to switch to gaim and install
the plugin before embedding images. The second issue is that
it is possible to capture people's IP addresses with images.
If you send a tag pointing to your own server, you can go
back through your apache logs and their IP would be right
there. There are also many other issues with images, such as
the possibility of sending obscene images and more. It's
just not worth the slew of security risks.


Comment By: Yoda222 (yoda222)
Date: 2004-12-08 16:35

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I've develop a little plugin for gaim :
which can affich LaTeX image in the IM conversation.

The two talker need to have the plugin.
It's only work on UNIX-like system (linux, it's sure, the
other UNIX-like, never try, but I think it's working)

It can help you, I think
(I try to adapt it for windows, but I haven't windows, so
it's a little difficult ;) )


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