[uf-discuss] hKit parsing library for PHP5
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Tue Jun 20 02:49:25 PDT 2006
On 20 Jun 2006, at 00:21, Scott Reynen wrote:
> 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.
> 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.
Agreed. The implementation in its current state is over-simplistic.
The biggest challenge I'm facing at the moment is working out a
behavioral architecture that'll play nicely inside the 'profile'
model. That's a problem I've not solved yet.
>> 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:
Awesome - thanks for the patch. I had considered a proxy option, but
dismissed it. Perhaps without good reason. I should look at that
again, as it'd again lower the barrier for entry.
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