XHeaderTutorial

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Setting up X-Headers on Dialog isn't all that difficult, but it may be a bit different than what you're used to from other newsreaders. First off we start by choosing Servers, Identities, Signatures... in the Settings menu

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In the window that opens up, we choose X-Headers on the left hand side of the window:

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Now we want to start adding X-Headers by clicking on the New button just to the right of the X-Header display list.

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After clicking New a small dialog window pops up prompting us for the name of our first x-header. Now we begin adding all the x-headers we could ever possibly want to use. Remember: The name of the x-header is typed in without the leading X- or the trailing : (colon), so if you want to use an X-No-Archive header for one of your identities, you would type in No-Archive. For our example, I'm only going to define two X-Headers: X-Dialog-User and X-No-Archive.


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In our example the neccesary actions would be:
[New] button
Dialog-User
[OK] button
[New] button
No-Archive
[OK] button

We finish adding our X-Headers by clicking on the OK button at the bottom of the X-Header page


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Now that we have our little pool of X-Headers, we have to assign them to our identity and give them a value. Don't worry, it's not as complicated as it sounds. Remember the Servers, Identities, Signatures... in the Settings menu? Well, we need it again.

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This time instead of choosing X-Headers, we want to choose Identities from the left hand side instead.


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At the top of the Identity window there is a list of available identities (In Image 7 I've put a green rectangle around them). Let's choose one that we want to assign X-Headers to. After picking an identity we go to the bottom of the Identities window and click on the X-Headers drop down field. All of our pre-defined X-Headers are there. Now we choose one we want and in the field next to it we type in a value. In the case of our X-Dialog-User we type in You Betcha!, we give our X-No-Archive header a yes value.

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X-Headers that you want to show when you post with your chosen identity must be given a value, or they won't show up. After you've finished assigning your X-Headers to your identity, click the OK button and you're ready to post with your shiny new X-Headers!



JarrodCifer - 01 Nov 2003