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Started by pcweenie, March 24, 2009, 06:12:38 PM

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pcweenie

Hi.  I'm probably one of a very few left, but I still use my pda and noticed recently that this website:
   http://www.tpfans.com/rss/weather.php?Citycode=USXXXXXX&Language=US
seems to have gone down.  Does anyone know if this is a temporary thing, or is there another way to get this info?  I'm using a modified Hammerskin.  If this site is not to come back up, is there any way to get instructions on how to modify the skin to keep my weather info?  I appreciate any help here. Thanks. D

jhollin1138

I don't run TodayPlus anymore, so I can't help you to much with it.

I checked into the domain name's registration and it expired on February 5, 2009.  So it doesn't look good.
Jim H

pcweenie

thanks for checking.  Are there any skins still out there that do weather and don't use the tpfans site? 

mfigrs

I also had problems retrieving weather data a few months ago. Nevertheless I found that the following address still works:
http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/forecast_yahoo_txt.php

It works fine for me, for both USA and Europe.

To jhollin1138: perhaps you could post the above php script code in this forum, so in case also this service goes down, people will have a way to find a workaround without creating the code from scratch. What do you think?

Still using T+ anyone?

jhollin1138

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Quote from: mfigrs on May 15, 2009, 05:37:08 PMTo jhollin1138: perhaps you could post the above php script code in this forum, so in case also this service goes down, people will have a way to find a workaround without creating the code from scratch. What do you think?
I just host the script so I can't post it without the author's permission. I currently don't plan on shutting down this site anytime soon.  I have had thoughts about closing the forum. Don't worry, it isn't going to happen anytime soon.
Jim H

mfigrs

jhollin1138,

Since yesterday I can't update weather using the script that you host. The txt file after update looks like below:

"function makeWeatherObj() {

         this.swSunrise = "06:42";

         this.swSunset = "16:47";

         this.swDayLength = "10:05";

         this.dow_found = "Sat";

         this.swCity = "Clifton Heights";

         this.swSubDiv = "N/A";

         this.swCountry = "Pennsylvania";

         this.swRegion = "United States";

         this.swTemp = "CTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html lang="en-US">
<head>
        <!-- (...)"


And regular HTML content follows. Probably Yahoo has changed something recently and the script no longer works.

Can you ask the script author to look into it? Or perhaps, you could contact me with whoever wrote the script, so I could get the source from him?