[uf-discuss] hKit parsing library for PHP5

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Mon Jun 19 16:21:52 PDT 2006

On Jun 19, 2006, at 5:10 PM, Drew McLellan wrote:

> I poked around looking at stuff that's already out there, including  
> Microformats Base, but I couldn't find anything that fitted the  
> model I was after - namely chuck in a string or URL, and get out an  
> array structure of, say, hCards.
> So in the principal of release early, release often, here's what  
> I'm calling hKit for PHP5 version 0.1.
> http://allinthehead.com/code/hkit/hkit-v0.1.tgz

Neat.  The first issue I see in a quick skim is that you seem to be  
assuming values for date classes should be in the title attribute,  
but deference to the title attribute is based on the <abbr> tag, not  
the class name.

> It depends on SimpleXML in PHP5, and really needs either the PHP  
> Tidy functions or tidy on the local system (a configurable  
> setting), otherwise you're depending on the page being valid.

You could run the URL through a public Tidy proxy before parsing.   
That makes it reliant on a server you can't control, but it also  
makes it reliant on a service you don't need to control.  Here's an  
edited version demonstrating how this would work:



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