|Daily links script progress
||[Apr. 3rd, 2005|07:12 pm]
|||||Preaching To The Perverted OST||]|
Since last time I've done a little more work. this is what the todo list looks like now:
Way, way more testing. but you can never do enough, I'm sure it still contains bugs especially in error cases.
- Better error handling and reporting.
Add code to not post an entry when that day has no links.
Add the code to work out what the current date minus a day is so I can have it automatically run it at four in the morning. Not done yet but I know how.
Add some code to put in a lj-cut if the number of links is greater than some constant (I'm thinking about 6-8 as a default)(Currently set to 4).
Add Technorati Tags at the bottom of each entry.
Sort out the formatting. but I'm still not 100% happy.
Refactor the code, it needs to be split up and use some functions.
- Find a way to count the number of links using XSLT.
- Check the del.icio.us accounts last updated date before going off to grab the links, so I don't go asking for nonexistent links.
But I'm not going to put this version on here, I still unhappy with the amount of refactoring so far, it really did not make the code as readable as I hoped, so I'm going to do a little more before I show the world.
On the other hand, the tag support worked out better than I hoped. It works by adding a header and footer file after it lj-cut test has been done, so the tags are just a small bit of html in the footer file, I'm not sure what to use the header file for yet but it seemed to be a good idea (and simple) to at the same time as the footer code.