Retro Web Ring
Mon Aug 14, 2023 5:30pm

I wanted something 'non-discapp' related to program in my free time before bed. I probably should have been working on the QB Halloween game but anyway...

We were talking in one these buried threads about web rings ( and how it wouldn't be too hard to put together. So, I did just that.

It's not 100% complete but it is functional. The verification process isn't added yet so as of right now, all sites added are verified by default. I'll switch that at some point but it's just a basic proof of concept. You also can't register more than one site per email address. Though you can basically just put anything in as the email address. There's just a small check that the format is valid but there's no verification that you own the address. It's only used for logging in after registering.

One issue I noticed is that if you're visiting the web ring site via HTTPS and use the web ring browser, HTTP sites can't be seen in the iframe due to web browser security settings. The links to the sites work fine, but just not in the web ring browser. If you access the site via HTTP, both types of protocol work. Not much can really be done about that.

I added a few sites from the NE links page as tests. Pete's QB Site is only over HTTP so you can see the issue I was talking about if you access via HTTPS and use the web ring browser.

Retro Web Ring Site:

Web ring thingy:
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    • I'll have to add Uncreative Labs - Puckdropper, Fri Aug 25 2023 6:00am
      It's a classic table so really old browsers will know what to do with it, right?
      • It's the real deal webring table - Erik_, Wed Aug 30 2023 9:59am
        directly from the 1999 Geocities version of NE. I even lifted some of the text and form fields from from the Qbasic Web Ring's website from back then for the website. I had to modify it a bunch but it was rooted there as a starting point. So old browsers should have no issues with it. I'll... more
        • Usually I'm against browser sniffing - Puckdropper, Wed Aug 30 2023 5:03pm
          but you know what? Web browsers and web development is a steaming pile of horse dung mixed with cow dung mixed with bird poop and I can't be bothered to care any more. Sniff the user-agent. We'll never have a web the works according to any published standard as long as Facebook and Google control things.... more
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