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== Direct Channel Linking ==
 
== Direct Channel Linking ==
  
There are three methods for linking directly to an IRC Channel.
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There are two methods for linking directly to an IRC Channel.
  
 
=== Direct to Mibbit Client ===
 
=== Direct to Mibbit Client ===
  
* Default: '''<code><nowiki> http://mibbit.com/#<channel_name> </nowiki></code>''' - uses default mibbit server and selected channel (''example: http://mibbit.com/#chat'')
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* Standard Parameters:  
* Specify Different Server: <code><nowiki>http://mibbit.com/#<channel_name>@<server_address></nowiki></code> - You can include the IRC server after an @, with an optional port. (''example: http://mibbit.com/#chat@irc.mozilla.org'' )
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<nowiki>http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23<channel_name>&server=<server_address></nowiki>
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(''example: http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23chat&server=irc.mibbit.net''). See [[Uri_parameters#main_client|URI Parameters - Main Client]] for details.
  
'''Note:''' the methods above do '''not''' work in '''IE'''.
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* Mibbit.net as default:  
 
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<nowiki> http://mibbit.com/#<channel_name> </nowiki>
* Alternative Parameters (working in '''all''' browsers): <code><nowiki>http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23<channel_name>&server=<server_address></nowiki></code> (''example: http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23chat&server=irc.mibbit.net''). See [[Uri_parameters#main_client|URI Parameters - Main Client]] for details.
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uses default mibbit server and selected channel_name (''example: http://mibbit.com/#chat'')
 
* Cannot accept a channel key.  To do so, use channel and server URI Parameters.
 
* Cannot accept a channel key.  To do so, use channel and server URI Parameters.
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=== IRC:// ULRs ===
 
=== IRC:// ULRs ===

Revision as of 06:45, 15 May 2011

Protocol Autoselect

Whenever you link to a web resource that is opened in Mibbit, you can omit the "http[s]:" from the URL. Mibbit will automatically re-add it as necessary. Note that this only happens when Mibbit deals with the URLs internally. If will not automatically add the protocol when you send a message through the server.

This is useful because it prevents browsers from complaining about mixed protocols when a resource is loaded over SSL and another resource is not, and for allowing you to use both http://(chat/widget).mibbit.com and https://(chat/widget).mibbit.com.

Be default, the URLs for Sounds use protocol autoselect.

Direct Channel Linking

There are two methods for linking directly to an IRC Channel.

Direct to Mibbit Client

  • Standard Parameters:
http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23<channel_name>&server=<server_address>

(example: http://mibbit.com/?channel=%23chat&server=irc.mibbit.net). See URI Parameters - Main Client for details.

  • Mibbit.net as default:
 http://mibbit.com/#<channel_name> 

uses default mibbit server and selected channel_name (example: http://mibbit.com/#chat)

  • Cannot accept a channel key. To do so, use channel and server URI Parameters.


IRC:// ULRs

This standard is actually used in links. For instance, the Mozilla developer wiki gives links that might be useful. For Mibbit, it is implemented by placing the URL http://mibbit.com/?server=<SERVER>&channel=<CHANNEL> in the address bar or placing IRC://irc.server.net/channel in as a link. It is simple in and of itself, and while there are other parts, they have yet to be used in a practical manner. If the person makes Mibbit their default IRC Client in Firefox, any IRC:// link on the web goes to Mibbit. The Chatzilla extension overwrites this unless the user changes specific about:config preferences, and other clients can open the links, if they support IRC:// links. Thus, the IRC:// method is preferred over others.

Note: Any autoconnect set in your Mibbit account overrides the URI parameters.

Main Client users: Ready to use links are provided if you click "Menu" when you are in your channel tab. There is an entry "Link to channel".