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#661 2008-10-16 21:36:39

pepebe
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From: Mannheim, Germany
Registered: 2005-02-07
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

@alannie

never thought about doing that with asy_wondertag. But protecting email addresses from abuse is generally a serious matter, I think we should have a general solution capable to prevent spam.

I don’t have the time right now to start a new plugin or hack, but I think something along this technique would circumvent many issues that usually come with email obfuscation. I even think, that such a solution should be added to txp core.

Edit1: Of course <txp:email /> already obfuscates an email address to some extend. Yet I believe that the way it is done right now is not sufficient. The approach above looks much more promising to me (at least for another 12 or 18 months…).

Anyway, I think this is well worth to become an individual thread (though I doubt this topic hasn’t been pondered upon before…)

Edit2: In November 2007 the list apart article I mentioned above has already been brought to the attention of the forum by allanie itself. Graceful email obfuscation, ALA-style

Unfortunately it seems that until now nobody bothered to integrate this approach into txp.

Regards,

pepebe

Last edited by pepebe (2008-10-16 23:41:43)

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#662 2008-10-20 09:23:49

decoderltd
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Registered: 2006-06-20
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

Hi Pepebe,

Sorry to hear about your illness and glad to see you back and, I hope, feeling much better.

I’ve been pretty busy lately so falling behind on my TXP projects. I’ve checked the tennis site calendar you helped me with and I don’t seem to be suffering from the repeating problem you mentioned – I’ll keep an eye out and maybe add some more events to test it further.

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#663 2008-10-20 22:08:29

pepebe
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From: Mannheim, Germany
Registered: 2005-02-07
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

Hello everybody,

the weekend was quite productive and I was able to rebuild most of the former functionality. Hopefully I will present the results within the next days (deja vue?).

Anyway, I have an idea about another function, but somehow I have the feeling that I’m throwing a huge rock at a tiny bird.

I created a 3 day calendar showing one day before as well as after a given date (which will be standing in the middle). Piece of cake. I thought it would be nice to style the days before and after differently, so I added some custom css styles to the whole thing: “focused” and “unfocused”. This also looked fine, but then I wanted to give more details about the focused day (the one in the middle) and less about the other ones.

This brought me to the problem of calling two different forms from my zem_event_calendar tag. What I’m thinking about right now is something like this:

Call a form called “switch” form zem_event_calendar

Create a misc from called “switch”

Within this form I want to use <txp:php></txp:php> to find out wheter a certain variable within within zem_event_calendar currently has a specific value. depending on the result I want to call another form.

I know about the Gordian Knot but I have a writers block at the moment and all I get are error messages.

I’ll go and catch some zzzs know. It would be great, if somebody could kick me into the right direction while I’m sleeping…

Greetings,

pepebe

Last edited by pepebe (2008-10-20 22:09:05)

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#664 2008-10-20 22:31:36

alannie
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From: Minnesota, USA
Registered: 2005-09-15
Posts: 149

Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

Hi pepebe, the email obfuscation technique you mentioned might be worth a look. The only thing holding me back is that with my limited PHP knowledge, it takes me a lot longer to troubleshoot when things don’t play nice together. If anyone’s actually incorporated ALA’s email obfuscation into a TXP site I would love to see how it was done, where everything goes, etc.

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#665 2008-10-22 07:40:38

pepebe
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From: Mannheim, Germany
Registered: 2005-02-07
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

Hi there,

I just want to let you now that it wont take long now. Right now I’m setting up a dummy website with the revised plugin and some documentation how to use it.

While creating some forms utilizing the hCalendar microformat I encountered the problem that creating a line like

<div id="InsertEventNameHere" class="vevent">

is problematic, because an id must be represented by a single word.

For this reason “My wonderful Event” is not a valid id name.

To circumvent this problem I came up with a simple function. It is a container tag that will exchange one character within a string with another one:

I wouldn’t call this a plugin, but it might be useful every once in a while. If you want to use it, create a php file and put it into your plugin directory (or create a plugin yourself).

<?php
function ppb_exchange($atts, $thing='') {
extract(lAtts(array(
'exchange' => '',
'with' => '',
), $atts));
if ($thing) {
$string = parse($thing);
$string = str_replace($exchange,$with,$string);
}
return $string;
}
?>

It is simple to use:

<txp:ppb_exchange exchange=" " with="_">
<txp:zem_event_name wraptag="" class=""/>
</txp:ppb_exchange>

This will do for now.

Of course this function will be integrated in zem_event_reloaded. Depending on my spare time and an actual need, a future version might be much more enhanced. It could make sure that an id will start with a letter (no id=“2fast4you”) and also get rid off other inconvenient characters.

CU

pepebe

Edit1:
Note: If you want to use the function above, keep in mind that ALL blanks will be converted. If you leave a blank between the container tags, they will be converted as well. This can happen quite easily when inserting manual line breaks into your code…

Example:
<txp:ppb_exchange> <txp:zem_event_name wrapttag="" class="" /> </txp:ppb_exchange>
will create something like this:
__Some_Event_Name__

Last edited by pepebe (2008-10-25 07:54:42)

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#666 2008-10-22 16:27:43

Bloke
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2006-01-29
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

Great news about the plugin, thanks.

pepebe wrote:

To circumvent this problem I came up with a simple function. It is a container tag that will exchange one character within a string with another one

Very cool. If you get a chance to enhance it that’d be even more useful. One thing if you want to try a shortcut, will the sanitizeForUrl() function (in txplib_misc.php) help you? It’ll convert spaces to hyphens, and any non-ascii chars get dumbed down in the process. Won’t fix the ‘starting with a number thing’, which is why your plugin/function will be very useful for making up HTML IDs, but might be good enough for now.

Last edited by Bloke (2008-10-22 16:31:11)


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#667 2008-10-30 07:32:40

freischwimmen
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From: Cologne
Registered: 2007-05-28
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

Hi Pepebe,
great to hear this plugin will get an overhaul,
this is what i was missing with zem event as well,
maybe i did it wrong…

anyways, this is what i want to achieve:
“lets say i have a page which main focus is the date section, a bar, concert venue or something.
Now on the frontpage in the main content area i would like to display only the next event that is lined up,
complete with flyer, description and all that jazz…
in the sidebar of the frontpage i want to display the next 10 events from now on in a short version, just the date and title of the event.

the dates in the sidebar are shown and also ordered nicely by date without adding much to
<txp:zem_event_list />, so far so good.
also when i click on a certain date within that list, the full event (including description, flyer etc)
is shown in the main content area, right where i want it to be.

Now my problem:
Once i enter the dates section on the site frontend, not the next date lined up is showing in the main content area
but the last date i posted… aaaaargh!
also, events that have happened already and should be expired show up there as well if that particular date is the last one i posted…

no switch to the next lined up date is taking place, and that should be the case right?”

hope that outlines my needs…
just a simple list of upcoming events, each with a single article view,
and by default ONLY the next date should show up on the frontpage in detail view, rest remains
in listform and each date within that list has a single article view one gets to when clicking the title…

thanks all!

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#668 2008-10-30 15:41:55

pepebe
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From: Mannheim, Germany
Registered: 2005-02-07
Posts: 74

Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

Hello freischwimmer (or rather Hallo?),

I’m a bit busy at the moment. The zem_event_reloaded site is weeks behind the initial schedule and I have lot of other things to do. This weekend it should be online (propably next…). So please be patient for a while. zem_event_reloaded should do all the things you want (and much more). Date sensitive permlinks will be included and so I don’t think your problems couldn’t be solved. Perhaps you will need some if tags and a bit of txp:php but I’m sure it will be possible.

I can’t promisse you anything, but if you want to let me have a look at your page templates and your forms, I might be able to help you. Send them to pepebe(at as in at)zem-event-reloaded.pepebe.de.

CU,

pepebe

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#669 2008-10-30 16:16:29

freischwimmen
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From: Cologne
Registered: 2007-05-28
Posts: 71
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

hallo is fine Pepebe :D

will send you something later today, your support is second to none!
DANKE!

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#670 2008-11-23 15:01:17

Bloke
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From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2006-01-29
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Re: [plugin] [ORPHAN] zem_event [flexible integrated event management]

pepebe

Hope you’re ok and keeping busy. I have one more thing to add to the list of stuff if it’s not already been covered. The way zem_event_handler injects the ‘Event’ table into the page is incorrect; it should first check the $_POST variable from_view and only show the table if the variable equals text. Otherwise the link shows up at the bottom when you hit the vertical ‘HTML’ and ‘Preview’ buttons.

Just a heads up in case it’s not already been caught.


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