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Full Article Attached Building The IRC Client

Tuesday September 7th, 1999

If you are interested in building the IRC client (Unix only at this time), click "Full Article" below for instructions.

Also, Robert Ginda, author of the IRC client mentioned earlier today, writes:

"...The client's output window, including individual messages, is fully CSS stylable based on Channel, User, and Message Type, (as well as a few more obscure properties) in any combination. Screenshots of the client in action are [here].

The code hasn't hit lxr (lxr.mozilla.org) yet, but a bonsai query for rginda%ndcico.com, showing checkins in the last week, should turn up a complete log."


#5 Building The IRC Client

by rginda

Tuesday September 7th, 1999 5:41 PM

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The screenshots with colors are of test2.html, the output window you see is a DIV. I create new HTML elements from thin air using something like... var elem = document.createElement(tagName); outputDiv.appendChild(elem); All the details can be found at the following link...

<http://lxr.mozilla.org/mo…tests/test2-static.js#213>

The CSS is here... <http://lxr.mozilla.org/mo…s/irc/xul/tests/test2.css>

In the very near future, work on test3.xul will begin, which will move the current (and clunky) UI into the land of XUL. This will be the basis for the final client.

Rob.