I'm looking for a way of archiving and embedding etherpads with the exact same formatting as they where created.
To explain more in detail: currently etherpad allows me to export into html. This however, leaves out significant details like the colors of text showing which user wrote what. Similar, an exported .etherpad file can not be just opened by a browser.
Does anyone have recommendations of how to display online an archived state (with no more editing possible) of an etherpad?
@320x200 @electronic_mertz Via the interface it is not possible but via the API it is. @automatist built a tool called etherdump which does it. Perhaps a bit hard to use. However, varia has one installed on https://etherdump.vvvvvvaria.org/ the "diffhtml" is what you are looking for:
@rra @320x200 @electronic_mertz Yes, all that etherdump does is to use the createDiffHTML API call, see here: https://github.com/ether/etherpad-lite/blob/develop/doc/api/http_api.md#creatediffhtmlpadid-startrev-endrev
@rra @320x200 @electronic_mertz for example on the constant pad I could get the "diffhtml" of the pad named "test" with the URL https://pad.constantvzw.org/api/1.2.9/createDiffHTML?padID=test&startRev=0&apikey=SECRETCODEHERE
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