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Is there some project about oembed?

ZeFishZeFish New
edited February 2010 in Feedback
That would be awesome to get oembed support out of the box from the vanilla forum


and a web service


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    edited February 2010
    Thanks for the link! I think I'll add that kind of functionality to my CKEditor mod for Vanilla 2.0. Making an oEmbed provider out of Vanilla would be fun too, and useful as a way to use the same oEmbed code to create smart links for Vanilla forum threads, etc.
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    That would be perfect!
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    edited February 2010
    Yes, and I was surprised CKEditor and other such editors don't already have an oEmbed-style plugin already. It's so useful to create links and such that people want to click, just by copying and pasting what's in your address bar!
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    In fact here's a function I wrote that I use in my projects...

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    @Louis, as you add that, I'd like to back port that to my v1 CKEditor plugin for my JQuery extension.
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    Thanks for the sample, @ZeFish -- I expect I'll mostly be writing JavaScript (or CoffeeScript) for the interactions with CKEditor, with associated styles & such. I'm still torn as to how to do this--should it be an auto-insert (and HTML generation, for easy editing later?), or should it be along the side as an "In this post" kind of list? Should I treat making a link (as text) the same way I would treat pasting in a URL?

    Any thoughts? (And thanks @[-Stash-] for the backport, as I said, there probably won't be much PHP related to Vanilla so it should be an easy port.)
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    What about making it a pure CKEditor plugin?
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    This is really cool - thanks for sharing @ZeFish
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    The problem with making it "pure CKEditor" is I know I'll need PHP for the oEmbed unless they support JSONP. Hang on, let me Google--

    Oh look: http://code.google.com/p/jquery-oembed/

    Okay, maybe this'll be even easier than I thought. It does need some PHP to allow for YouTube embedding though even there perhaps I could use JavaScript to convert a YouTube image preview into an embedded video.
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    Well, using jQuery-oembed's code, I managed to make a proof-of-concept CKEditor plugin, but having it replace the pasted or typed URL (after you hit space) with the embedded video or clip from wikipedia is more than a little odd. I now see why Facebook and others ensure the new bit is listed outside your text box. If anything, what I suppose I would want is another textbox to appear *after* the embedded content, so I can keep typing afterward and chain them all together.

    Here's my current code (not yet added to my github project due to lack of time atm):

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    Wow! I'll certainly take a look at this as soon as I get a chance, it looks very cool indeed :D
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    TimTim Operations Vanilla Staff
    @Louis How is your oembed integration coming along? Any progress since February?

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