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  • Why do some vBulletin generated links contain x= and y=?

    I apologize if this is not the right forum or if the question has already been answered, but
    a) I'm not sure which forum to use if I just want to know "why does this happen?", and
    b) I poked around the fora but obviously I can't search on X or Y.

    Question is: I have noticed before that sometimes a vBulletin link will include at the end &x=nnn&y=nnn where nnn are two different integers (something like 10 and 40). I never really tried to find out what those numbers mean before but now one of our users is asking "What do they mean?"

  • #2
    It is Image map

    <img ismap src="Image URL">

    Now if you move your mouse over it you will see x and y

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    • #3
      iFly, I don't see how your answer dispels my confusion. Here is the kind of link that sometimes appears:

      http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/forumdisplay.php?s=&daysprune=&forumid=5&x=11&y=14

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      • #4
        I am guessing it is some hack you installed. I have never seen vBulletin use the variables x and y for anything.
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        Wayne Luke
        The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
        vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
        Vote for your favorite feature requests and the bugs you want to see fixed.

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        • #5
          We have a strict policy that we don't modify the software. We only make changes through templates.
          This is vBulletin Version 2.2.4.

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          • #6
            iFly is basically right except in this case it's coming from the form submit button being an image (the "go" button). Most of the time you won't see it because the forms are submitted over POST (instead of GET).

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            • #7
              Thank you. So this is part of the link when you click on the "Go" button next to the "Forum Jump:" field. I understand now.

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              • #8
                That would explain why I never see it. I never click on the Go Button.
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                Wayne Luke
                The Rabid Badger - a vBulletin Cloud demonstration site.
                vBulletin 5 API - Full / Mobile
                Vote for your favorite feature requests and the bugs you want to see fixed.

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