[uf-discuss] Cross-browser JavaScript vevent parser?

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Thu Dec 1 13:00:33 PST 2005

Hi Scott,

On Dec 1, 2005, at 12:57 PM, Scott Reynen wrote:
> I'm hoping to use vevent as an AJAX tranfser format.  I'm looking  
> for a Safari-compatible JavaScript vevent parser for an intranet  
> application (Safari is our default browser).  Closest I've found is  
> David's microformat.user.js [1], which says at the top "This script  
> is not meant to be as monolithic as it looks -- it should be broken  
> into separate scripts, one for each microformat."  (It's also  
> lacking a clear license.)

You may want to look at Safari Guide, which is the closest I've found  
to a JavaScript "add-on" for Safari.

> So has anyone broken up this script already and/or applied vevent  
> parsing code in contexts other than Greasemonkey scripts?  My  
> JavaScript skills are sufficient to do parsing of the XML by tag  
> names, but probably not by class names, so if I can't find an  
> existing function to do that for me, I'll end up writing a single- 
> use XML format to transfer what is essentially vevent data.

That seems the least of your challenges.  There's a zillion  
"getElementsByClass" implementations available...

-- Ernie P.

> Peace,
> Scott
> [1] http://www.blogmatrix.com/include/microformat-find.user.js
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