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Add support for .gifv format in chat onebox

I think this is a good idea. No, these are not videos. They are gifs in a smaller format. Gifs auto-play, these are just gifs that are higher quality and slightly longer. There are no ads, no sound, ...
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Why do XKCD comics onebox?

There's not much to it. :) XKCD provides comic data in JSON that we can easily consume, it's a comic that gets quoted a bunch in chat, and at one point a developer cared enough to write-up the parser ...
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XKCD onebox broken in new mobile chat

Unacceptable. Fixed with high priority.
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Move starred onebox images to separate section in starred message list (aka StarScript)

Updated version from chat user Ascii-only: https://github.com/somebody1234/star-thumn Added a "lightbox" for viewing the images on left click without switching tabs Fixed a problem where the script ...
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How to post a link into Stack Exchange chat so that its details get shown?

To get your SE link to "onebox" you must post it on its own line, as its own message. For your example your first line would be i18n astonishing problem: Send that and then as your second line ...
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Wikipedia oneboxing only works for languages with a two-letter code

I have changed chat to accept up to 15-character subdomains for Wikipedias, and I've also added the dash. If I didn't miss any, zh-classical is the longest one, so this should catch all of them.
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Twitter Oneboxing in chat appears broken

A Stack Exchange employee confirmed in chat that Twitter oneboxing was disabled due to creating a potential security risk: We had to close some gaps when the hack thing happened last year... and ... ...
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Please Onebox Wikiwand

Wikiwand is a really nice plugin that beautifies wikipedia Wikipedia is beautiful, and oneboxes too. Use the Wikipedia url instead of using Wikiwand.
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Comments don't onebox

Regex, it's always the regex. Seriously now, the reason is a rogue trailing slash you have in the URL, which is not supposed to be there. If you browse to the ordinary question URL which is https://...
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Chat room links with text after them get converted into one-boxes

Embarrassingly late to this party, but: this should be fixed in a few minutes.
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Oneboxing a onebox from a different chat server generates a weird URL

Damnit, Shog knows my weak spot. I wrote a quick 'n dirty userscript (source) to patch this until it's fixed properly. Tested in Chrome on the example in the question and the one that prompted the ...
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Links to comments in chat are not oneboxing

This should be resolved. Copying my answer from here: While debugging an issue on the Fortinet, we had to test something which resulted in some unintended consequences with DNS and lots of other ...
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Oneboxing a onebox from a different chat server generates a weird URL

Downside of the script from Tim is that when hovering over the link the broken link is shown. My script fixes the DOM. // ==UserScript== // @name Fix broken double links // @namespace ...
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Can we add chat oneboxing support for arXiv preprints?

I've made a 'plugin' for this to be used with my custom onebox userscript at Stack Apps. It uses the arXiv API to get the title, author and abstract. The logo is from the Android app. The end onebox: ...
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Add Wiktionary to Chat Onebox

Apparently, Wiktionary now works in chat. Enjoy! Although....apparently it doesn't work all that well -- see the follow-up question.
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What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat?

IACR's ePrint This would be super useful on Crypto.SE and possibly other sites where cryptography gets discussed (Math.SE, Security.SE, and the likes). For example, one of our users recently ...
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Incorrect path to Wikipedia favicon in chat onebox

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stackexchange.com profiles don't onebox

While we wait for this bug/feature-request to be fixed/added, I've made a plugin for my Custom Oneboxes userscipt. It uses the API to get the username, about me, profile picture, etc... and makes it ...
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Can we get oneboxing for Steam store pages?

I've made a 'plugin' to do this. It works with my Make your own custom oneboxes for Chat userscript, where there are also a few other 'plugins' (as answers over there) that you could use to add ...
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Chat oneboxing is broken for feeds from Medium

This oneboxing makes use of our generic "RSS Feed" onebox, which is generally fine, except that for some reason recently the posts from Medium started getting parsed out on our end as having no ...
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Short post links with a trailing slash don't onebox in chat

Ultimately, that isn't an actual official link - and is not one that the site ever produces; we produce it with the user-id if logged in, and without either the user-id or the trailing slash if ...
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MyAnimeList onebox for Anime&Manga chat

The first thing that would be required would be an API method that accepted the id (1299 and 1859 in the above) or the full uri (any of the 4 links), and returned the data in a machine-processable ...
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What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat?

Twitter is supported currently, but Tweets with pictures don't show the image(s) in the one box. Please add support for tweeted images, so you don't have to click the tweet to get to them.
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Pasting permalink to deleted chat message reveals deleted content

This is possible, but you should not worry that people can view your deleted messages: it only works when you can actually see the content (here you can see the testing I did). As the message poster, ...
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Pasting permalink to deleted chat message reveals deleted content

In general, the oneboxing will work in every case where the person posting the message permalink has access to the message's content. So, say, if you, in a public room, post a permalink to a message ...
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Oneboxing is broken with the new blog

Chat has been updated to correctly onebox our new blog. Example: https://chat.meta.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/3648206#3648206
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What determines whether a feed item becomes a post onebox in chat?

The difference is that one has a QUESTIONS link that points to a question <link rel="alternate" href="http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/287407" /> while the other one <link rel="...
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YouTube Oneboxing Broken

This is not an official statement from Google. I strongly suspect this was related to a large scale networking outage which affected numerous Google products and services, including YouTube. The ...
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One-box repositories, issue tickets and such on GitHub in the chat

It's weird how this hasn't been implemented yet, seen as even XKCD comics are oneboxed. Github is an important place; at least more important than XKCD (yeah... I just said that ;). Anyway, I've made ...
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