23 Aug 2002 fxn   » (Master)

XML-RPC and MyAdvogato

Besides being cleaner, I wonder whether retrieving certificates using XML-RPC would be faster than fetching the personal page of the user and extracting them from it, as we do. If that was the case, MyAdvogato could use XML-RPC if it found any suitable module at run time, and screen scraping if not.

AFAICT, it seems that the current interface doesn't provide a mean to ask for the data we need, however. Maybe I could contribute to mod_virgule a bit here, writing a pair of routines.

Perl Golf

I liked so much refereeing the TPR(0,4c) that I have volunteered to do it again in the forthcoming TPR(0,5), to begin next September 1st. I won't be on vacation and won't be able to expend as much time on it as in the previous tournament, but it doesn't matter, it will be a lot of fun anyway.

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