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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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Incomplete support for webp images on chat

I don't know if this is a small change No, it's not. It is two small changes πŸ˜„ I had to add webp to two lists of image extensions: In the front-end code so you get the three little blinking dots ...
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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://...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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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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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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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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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 ...
Marc Gravell's user avatar
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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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Incomplete support for webp images on chat

I suspect its not that webp isn't supported but other image types have the ! added automatically. The images can be inline - but they're not, and they should be. Its something that actually does need ...
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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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Stackoverflow.blog posts not oneboxing

There was a bunch of different issues causing the Stack Overflow blog to no longer one-box, which are all now fixed. There's still an issue with some of the archived blogs from the network - I am ...
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Full-form links to answers are no longer oneboxed in chat

A little while ago, the style for a full-form link to an answer changed from: https://site/questions/question-id/question-title/answer-id#answer-id to: https://site/questions/question-id/question-...
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Oneboxing OEIS entries

I have previously made a userscript that lets you make custom oneboxes for specific sites at Stack Apps: Make your own custom oneboxes for Chat!. I've made a 'plugin' for it to onebox OEIS entries. ...
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Can we one-box etymonline links in ELU/ELL/Linguistics/Lang Learning chat?

It's unlikely SE will implement this specifically, because as @rene said, there's no official API for etymonline. However, I have made a 'plugin' for use with my SE Chat Custom Oneboxes userscript. ...
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What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat?

arXiv.org For the back story, I came across a great paper the other day on Quantum Tokens for Digital Signatures. I posted a link in Crypto.SE's chat. Sadly, it didn't get the first few lines of the ...
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SEDE [Post Link] magic column not compatible with chat one-boxing for answers

The magic column Post Link is expanded client-side. The PostTypeId isn't send in the payload to the client so you can't decide there if it needs to be a /q/ or on /a/. A quick experiment in chat ...
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Amazon onebox thumbnail picture is broken

The problem is that the image address is rendered as //images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/..., but that server does not serve unsecured images. The OneBox rendered link doesn't specify a protocol, so it ...
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One-box is messing with my URL

Edit: I'm dropping the /info part of the match; it is too confusing It looks like this was very deliberate - we have a (?:info/)? in the regex that matches this. I wonder what the right thing to do ...
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How does OneBox decide which image to pull out of Wikipedia article?

As balpha explain here, SE is using the PageImages API: ...but overall in my testing it seemed to come out ahead, so I've switched to the PageImages version. Meaning, moving the ball to Wikipedia'...
Shadow Wizard's user avatar
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Limit the size of images uploaded into chat

is there any limit on the file size of images uploaded into chat Today, there is a limit of 4 MiB for JPG and PNG. I haven't looked at GIF. (FYI, useful tool for testing: create an image with a ...
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What sites should have hyperlinking (onebox) support in chat?

Try It Online links: https://tio.run/nexus Useful for showing (partly or completely done) submissions in PPCG, not sure how useful it would be on SO though
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Chat oneboxes are being inconsistent for certain users

Update I have resolved the issue. It turns out that the bot is actually too fast! It sends the links before SE has time to process them, so they aren't recognized as oneboxes. An interesting problem ...
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