Monday, May 29, 2006

podcast php coding

Worked a bit more towards the podcast. Generating html from php code running locally.

It took nearly 4 hours to debug the http HEAD in php to get the filesizes - the library from
had a bug in that the HEAD function was also calling a ProcessBody function: since the HEAD did not return a body, the ProcessBody was waiting till the socket timed out or something like that, 150 seconds for each successful call! Also, the Debug variable needed some tweaking.

Later, the xml had a few bugs to iron out - <itunes:category> had to be one of the pre-defined ones, guid couldn't be repeated, publish date was not RFC 822 compliant, had to do string replace for space characters to %20...

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