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welshtroll

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Xml feed
« on: August 02, 2008, 06:52:23 PM »
The new xml feed is wonderful thank you for adding this feature.

I have one suggest that maybe of use to myself and others that plan to use the feed.

Adding the latest timestamp to the top level of the xml feed, could allow users to instantly check for newer updates across all characters to save a little time when querying for information without having to check the last update timestamp of all the characters listed.

example:
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<characters>
     <latest_update>2008-07-30 11:00:02</last_update>
     <character></character>

MadRad

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2008, 12:57:41 PM »
I'd also suggest adding an option to append a user settable string to the end of the url

ie

http://cit.cohtitan.com/xml/priv/LINENOISE

changes to

http://cit.cohtitan.com/xml/priv/LINENOISE-MYSTRING



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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 01:08:12 PM »
I'd also suggest adding an option to append a user settable string to the end of the url

ie

http://cit.cohtitan.com/xml/priv/LINENOISE

changes to

http://cit.cohtitan.com/xml/priv/LINENOISE-MYSTRING


What would that accomplish?  If you don't share that URL that we generate, then it's virtually impossible to guess what it is.  I think it's fine as is.

Voltaic Shock

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2008, 01:10:44 PM »
Maybe it's meant so people can remember it easier if they were to share it?
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SuckerPunch

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2008, 01:17:52 PM »
Maybe it's meant so people can remember it easier if they were to share it?

Making the complex URLs more complex/longer wouldn't make it any easier.

Public feeds are coming, with stripped down info and privacy settings filtered..   Just wait for those. :)

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2008, 01:18:52 PM »
If you look at this link:

http://cit.cohtitan.com/xml/priv/LINENOISE

He is replacing the "xx39003jdfjksdfjlsjf09309xx" with his own (Right?).
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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2008, 01:37:01 PM »
No, he's adding on to it, from what I gather.

MadRad

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2008, 12:14:51 AM »
Ok, so I'm slow at responding.

You're right, I'm suggesting we add it.

Why?  It might not be guessable, but it is unchangeable, so if I, by mistake,  find yours you can never change it and I have it forever.

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2008, 12:35:34 AM »
Eh, I think there's "secure", and then there's "paranoia".  If it comes down to it, an admin can re-generate the hash if someone thinks a 3rd party has stumbled across their feed.

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 12:40:26 AM »
I'd love to see an element that lists the last X badges obtained on that character by date, so that you could do something like the Xbox gamer tag signatures (see http://www.mygamercard.net/ for one example), except you'd be able to list the last several badges that the character obtained.

welshtroll

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Re: Xml feed
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2008, 10:34:27 PM »
The new xml feed is wonderful thank you for adding this feature.

I have one suggest that maybe of use to myself and others that plan to use the feed.

Adding the latest timestamp to the top level of the xml feed, could allow users to instantly check for newer updates across all characters to save a little time when querying for information without having to check the last update timestamp of all the characters listed.

example:
Code: [Select]
<characters>
     <latest_update>2008-07-30 11:00:02</last_update>
     <character></character>

nfact ym request was a little silly as i wasn't thinking straight.

I've now worked on collecting data on a predefined time basis so I can cache the results locally for related toons. Just need to get my history functionaly working now and i'll be set yay

thanks again for the xml feed it's going to be very useful in the future :)