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 From:  Jim McBeath <monowall at j dot jimmc dot org>
 To:  m0n0wall dash dev at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall-dev] Captive portal support!
 Date:  Mon, 10 May 2004 09:54:46 -0700
On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 06:05:05PM +0200, Manuel Kasper wrote:
> > on the portal page. Perhaps there could be a drop-down with a few
> > placement options for this, such as Left, Right, Center or
> > something like that? Or (going overboard) a marker could be used in
> > the body HTML window, indicating the placement of the button (ie.
> > the text [BUTTON] in the HTML window would be replaced by the
> > actual button on the page).
> What do you folks think about this suggestion? Require the user to
> supply the complete HTML, with a special tag where the button is to
> go? Then again, we could just leave out that special tag issue,
> because the HTML for the button is actually pretty simple, and just
> supply the button HTML code on the portal setup page for the user's
> convenience. Definitely a more flexible solution (think about people
> who want to CSS-style their buttons or use an image as a button...).

Rather than inventing a special syntax to replace a piece of an HTML file
with something else, could you use PHP?  After all, isn't that what it's
made for?