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Rhoninn Thistlethorn (Guild Admin) 4/4/2005 5:27 AM EST : PHP?

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Rhoninn Thistlethorn
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Are we able to use PHP with our GP sites? Is that something that wehave to host someplace else and link to? Bare with me I 'm juststarting to learn about this.


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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 4/4/2005 6:48 AM EST : RE: PHP?
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Hey there! 

You'll need to host any server-side scripts somewhere else,unfortunately.  The problem with that kind of stuff is that thepermissions required of server-side stuff allows the possibility ofdoing pretty much anything, and we'd have to approve each scriptindividually, in addition to re-approval anytime a change was made.

If you can outline what your script does, how it does it, and if it'ssomething that could be used by others, I could write a .Net version ofit and throw a new content type around the functionality.  If youwanted to open it up like that, I mean.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Rhoninn Thistlethorn (Guild Admin) 4/4/2005 4:18 PM EST : RE: PHP?

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They are scripts I got from someone else that pull roster and guildinfo from the EQ2players site. If you like I can e-mail them to you soyou can have a look at them.


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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 4/4/2005 4:35 PM EST : RE: PHP?
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Ahh, I think I've seen that floating around.  Page scraper, right?

Problem with it is, it probably requires a socket to be opened to the SOE site, and PHP (*puts on flame-proof jumpsuit*) is a pretty bad performer overall.  Also, if SOE makes a single change to the formatting of the pages that it's parsing, it'll break.  If it was alright to let you change it without any intervention from us, that might not be a big problem, but as it is, we can't let unchecked server-side scripts run at all.

Kinda gets me... They've been promising XML in the EQ2Players forums on the SOE site since the first day the game itself was released.  With that, we could do all kinds of fun stuff...
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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536943364_Inactive (New Admin) 5/5/2005 4:36 PM EST : RE: PHP?
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PHP4 & sockets aren't that great, but... but... "... a pretty badperformer overall." ? <chuckles and waits in a corner with a can ofgasoline and a lighter for when the suit comes off>

Aaron Lewis said:

Ahh, I think I've seen that floating around.  Page scraper, right?

Problemwith it is, it probably requires a socket to be opened to the SOE site,and PHP (*puts on flame-proof jumpsuit*) is a pretty bad performeroverall.
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 10/3/2005 9:44 PM EST : RE: PHP?
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The PHP stuff I've done in the past has been pretty handy for doing little things guildportal wasn't doing yet - but I hosted both the data and the .php elsewhere.

Since then, Aaron (because he's the man) integrated the kind of stuff I was doing on the side right into guildportal, making my code look crappy by comparison no longer necessary.
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Sadia (Guild Admin) 10/4/2005 6:24 AM EST : RE: PHP?

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Wiltan Ryouki said:
Since then, Aaron (because he's the man) integrated the kind of stuff I was doing on the side right into guildportal, making my code look crappy by comparison no longer necessary.


LOL Wiltan *wave* *hug*

Everytime I tried to do php (with soe EQ server status) they would break it. It's like they knew and were just out to get me!
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 10/4/2005 6:28 PM EST : RE: PHP?
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I had one of those running for almost a month before they broke it!
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