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12-26-2005, 12:07 PM
i'm looking to put weather on my site.
I just want to put the degree and maybe a short description -- nothing with a picture like most of the rss weather feed needs.
I tried rssweather.com but half the time the weather does not show.
does anyone have any ideas?
12-26-2005, 07:03 PM
You could use a remote service (like weatherbug) that displays
it sort of like a site counter. This would require you to give them
credit on your site. There are several of these remote services.
Or, you could make your own using a server-side language, like Perl.
Do you know how to install Perl (cgi) scripts?
I have a little weather snippet that may work - (Weather Underground).
You could use SSI or cookies to display it on your site.
Here is an example of gathering a bunch of info for Minneapolis:
You can pick and choose what to gather and display.
The results in the example are displayed by the Perl script. You could
place the results in a cookie and display it on your webpage using
Here is the actual Perl Module documentation:
12-26-2005, 07:13 PM
weatherbug won't work for me as it's not a U.S. state.
i don't know perl - the site is in asp.
12-27-2005, 01:27 AM
I don't use ASP ...
The only weather site I can find that is international is
Strange why nobody has written an interface for asp.net or PHP ...
at least I can't find one. ..sorry..
12-27-2005, 08:02 AM
actually I have doen it in asp with an rss feed but i need a place that allows me to take just the degree without a picture.
12-27-2005, 02:32 PM
You'll have to find a way to read the HTML source (the text portion) and
parse out the temperature. I don't know the code in asp.net for doing
that. With any server-side language, you should be able to view the HTML
from any URL and parse the text ... grabbing portions of text based on
"matches" (string manipulation).
I looked at this thing (Yahoo RSS),
It looks like it grabs information from any city worldwide.
Why can't you parse the output from this and take the data you need?
Maybe I just don't understand RSS enough... (I should look into it further).
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