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E-mail nodes option?

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 30, 2004 at 22:49 UTC ( #395499=monkdiscuss: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Dear Sirs,

I come to you as a humble servant seeking information.  
Although I admit few peers in my own realm (that of 
JavaScript and XUL hacking), in Perl I am quite lost.

I visited your site, and found the answer I was looking for 
fairly quickly.  I do appreciate your offering this service 
immensely.  However, I wonder if I might trouble you to 
include the option to e-mail a node to an address.  As I am 
away from my normal workspace at the moment, I found the 
necessity of logging into my webmail most inconvenient.

Very Respectfully Yours,

Alexander J. Vincent
author, JavaScript Developer's Dictionary (Sams Publishing, 2002)
author, Abacus MathML Editor (version 0.1.1,
moderator, XML forum @
Vallejo, CA, U.S.A.

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Re: E-mail nodes option?
by hossman (Prior) on Oct 01, 2004 at 06:12 UTC

    "Email this page" functionality can be a major security headache. It can be easily easily abused by spammers or folks wanting to DOS the mail system of a remote host.

    In the case of perlmonks, it's even more dangerous since anyone can make a node with any contents they want.

    If your main goal is noting nodes that you want to remember later, then I suggest creating an account for yourself, and taking advantage of the "Personal Nodelet" ("bookmarking" nodes is exactly what that's for)

Re: E-mail nodes option?
by Plankton (Vicar) on Sep 30, 2004 at 23:29 UTC
    Do you mean something like this ...
    $ wget -O sendit.html + && mail -s mynode < sendit.html
    ... ?
    Plankton: 1% Evil, 99% Hot Gas.
Re: E-mail nodes option?
by talexb (Chancellor) on Oct 01, 2004 at 17:02 UTC

    This community is about learning. Some of that learning takes place when you swing by and read a reply to someone else's question. If that reply had gone to an E-Mail address and not to the site, you wouldn't have received as much benefit from the site.

    As some monks have mentioned, you could just use LWP and retrieve the page that contained your question, along with any replies .. but that's not what Perl Monks is. It's a community where people drop in, ask questions, provide answers, and share information. It's not about E-Mail support.

    I highly recommend you join this community and contribute in your own way -- that way we all win.

    Alex / talexb / Toronto

    "Groklaw is the open-source mentality applied to legal research" ~ Linus Torvalds

Re: E-mail nodes option?
by skx (Parson) on Oct 01, 2004 at 11:06 UTC

    It really just sounds like you wish to come here, ask a question, then get the reply directed to your inbox.

    That's not really what this site is about, we encourage participation.


    Updated Steve_p - changed node title from "Re:"

      On my everything implementation at the office, I have implemented a feature where the user can opt to have notification of replies to their nodes sent to email much the same way you can currently opt to have /msg notification of replies.

      So, far my users (about 200 as of this morning) have all opted in to the feature.

      if there is a concensus to have this, I would be happy to share the code.

Re: E-mail nodes option?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 01, 2004 at 02:33 UTC
Re: E-mail nodes option?
by muba (Priest) on Sep 30, 2004 at 23:17 UTC
    It isn't that hard to select the URL from the location bar and just save it to a floppy/CD-RW/USB stick/other memory device to carry it with you, is it?

    "2b"||!"2b";$$_="the question"
    Besides that, my code is untested unless stated otherwise.
    One more: please review the article about regular expressions (do's and don'ts) I'm working on.

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