Acronym and Favicon plugins released
The first one is just an updated version of Acronym. Acronym is a plugin for Movable Type that adds acronym tags to known acronyms. This text in a blog posting This is a XHTML test becomes this This is a <acronym title="Extensible HyperText Markup Language">XHTML</acronym> test which in the web browser is shown like this This is a XHTML test.
So go ahead and download Acronym.
The other is a brand new one. Favicon is a plugin for Movable Type that adds favicons to comments and trackbacks. Favicons are small icons shown in the browsers location bar for better identification of a website. To the right is shown a screenshot of the Favicon plugin in use. If the user leaves a URL either in a comment or a trackback the favicon is being show next to the comment/trackback.
You can see a live example of the favicons by looking at the comment on this blog posting.
So go ahead and download Favicon.
On one hand, I really like the Favicons, on the other hand, it's a little frustrating to see how many visits you get compared to mine - because after I commented in that post back then, my hits (not visits) went havoc, and oh wonder, most of them were requests for my Favicon :-)Comment by Guido at December 17, 2004 12:49 PM | Permalink
Henrik - with this version of Acronym, to get it to work I had to change the first line in mt-acronym.cgi to '#!/usr/bin/perl -w' . Otherwise I got a 500 Internal Server Error. Just thought you might want to be aware. Other than that, it looks good and is a worthwhile update :)Comment by Neil T. at December 17, 2004 01:25 PM | Permalink
Neil T.: The #!/usr/bin/perl -w is because the perl on my machine is at #!/usr/local/perl/bin/perl -wComment by Henrik Gemal at December 17, 2004 01:32 PM | Permalink
Guido: I did a lot of testing and perhaps that's why you got a lot of requests. Sorry about that.
Favicon now cache's URL's for a week so the request havoc should have gone away now.
Fantastic! Ever since I noticed the favicons on your site, I've been hoping you'd release such a plugin. One question: have you thought about licensing what sort of license you'd like to release it under?Comment by Jemaleddin at December 17, 2004 02:24 PM | Permalink
http://gemal.dk/blog/2004/12/17/acronym_and_favicon_plugins_released/...TrackBack from Acronym and Favicon MT-Plugins at December 18, 2004 06:11 PM | Permalink
Great stuff, but on my ibook, when I click on the 'zip' link it doesn't seem to work (or unzip anything.) I'm guessing this is something to do w/zip working for win & not mac? (Am brand new to my mac, so if this is a stupid user error on my part, many apologies!!)Comment by Aubrey Sabala at December 20, 2004 05:57 AM | Permalink
Caches the favicon URL for a week to help with build time....TrackBack from Favicon at January 24, 2005 06:11 AM | Permalink
Your acronym plugin looks like it would be really useful for my site. Any plans to upgrade to MT4?