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  1. 25 Sep '04 16:20
    When FENs are added in order to display a board position, I think there are some features that would be very helpful:
    1) An option to specify the board's orientation (white at bottom or black at bottom.
    2) An option to allow copying the FEN (maybe you could display the FEN text along with the position).

    Thanks
  2. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    25 Sep '04 16:30
    Originally posted by zucchini
    1) An option to specify the board's orientation (white at bottom or black at bottom).
    This might be a problem because FEN notation is universal. If you add new terms, it become a unique siglum style for this site.

    As Russ has it now, I can paste FENs into computer programs and web sites. Adding a new term would destroy compatibility.

    Nemesio
  3. 25 Sep '04 18:20 / 1 edit
    It's not necessary to extend the FEN notation to provide the feature Zucchini is asking for. It could be part of the tag: something like
    for white's view of the board
    and [fen inverted]6r1/2R5/kp6/3bBpNP/p2P1P2/2P5/1P4P1/6K1 b - - 0 39[/fen] for Black's.
  4. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    25 Sep '04 18:30
    Originally posted by RolandYoung
    It's not necessary to extend the FEN notation to provide the feature Zucchini is asking for. It could be part of the tag: something like [fen]6r1/2R5/kp6/3bBpNP/p2P1P2/2P5/1P4P1/6K1 b - - 0 39[/fen] for white's view of the board
    and [fen inverted]6r1/2R5/kp6/3bBpNP/p2P1P2/2P5/1P4P1/6K1 b - - 0 39[/fen] for Black's.
    Got it. I guess I didn't know enough about webpage design to have commented

    Sounds like a good idea then

    Nemesio