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getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173813] Fri, 06 May 2011 18:22 Go to next message
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On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:

http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087

which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
to you.

I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).

My code is:
<?
session_register();
session_start();
$url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
$xml = simplexml_load_file($url);

echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather: </b><br />';
echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity <br />';
?>

and the impaired results are on a test page at:

http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php

Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
newbie.
Thanks!
Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173815 is a reply to message #173813] Fri, 06 May 2011 21:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
> On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>
> http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>
> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
> to you.
>
> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>
> My code is:
> <?
> session_register();
> session_start();
> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>
> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
> ?>
>
> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>
> http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>
> Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
> newbie.
> Thanks!

The code works for me.


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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173816 is a reply to message #173813] Fri, 06 May 2011 22:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 2011-05-06 18:22:33 -0400, Evolution said:

> On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>
> http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>
> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
> to you.
>
> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>
> My code is:
> <?
> session_register();
> session_start();
> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>
> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather: </b><br />';
> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity <br />';
> ?>
>
> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>
> http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>
> Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
> newbie.
> Thanks!

What version of PHP do you have?
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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173820 is a reply to message #173815] Sat, 07 May 2011 06:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/6/2011 9:23 PM, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>> On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>>
>> http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>>
>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed
>> closest
>> to you.
>>
>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>>
>> My code is:
>> <?
>> session_register();
>> session_start();
>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>>
>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>> ?>
>>
>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>>
>> http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>>
>> Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
>> newbie.
>> Thanks!
>
> The code works for me.
>
>
On Firefox 3.17 I get
----------------------
Santa Barbara weather:


% humidity
--------------------
which is not the desired result

bill
Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173821 is a reply to message #173816] Sat, 07 May 2011 06:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On May 6, 7:24 pm, MacRoks <macr...@aim.com> wrote:
> On 2011-05-06 18:22:33 -0400, Evolution said:
>
>
>
>
>
>> On phpbuilder.com,  I found the following:
>
>>   http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>
>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
>> to you.
>
>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>
>> My code is:
>> <?
>> session_register();
>> session_start();
>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>
>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather: </b><br />';
>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity <br />';
>> ?>
>
>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>
>>   http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>
>> Can anybody point me in the right direction?  I'm essentially a
>> newbie.
>> Thanks!
>
> What version of PHP do you have?

5.2.12-pl0-gentoo

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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173822 is a reply to message #173815] Sat, 07 May 2011 06:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On May 6, 6:23 pm, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>> On phpbuilder.com,  I found the following:
>
>>   http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>
>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
>> to you.
>
>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>
>> My code is:
>> <?
>> session_register();
>> session_start();
>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>
>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>> ?>
>
>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>
>>   http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>
>> Can anybody point me in the right direction?  I'm essentially a
>> newbie.
>> Thanks!
>
> The code works for me.
>
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Wow! What could make this possible if I am using PHP5 and my browser
fails but yours doesn't?
Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173823 is a reply to message #173820] Sat, 07 May 2011 07:17 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/7/2011 6:07 AM, bill wrote:
> On 5/6/2011 9:23 PM, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
>> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>>> On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>>>
>>> http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>>>
>>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed
>>> closest
>>> to you.
>>>
>>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>>>
>>> My code is:
>>> <?
>>> session_register();
>>> session_start();
>>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>>>
>>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>> ?>
>>>
>>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>>>
>>> http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>>>
>>> Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
>>> newbie.
>>> Thanks!
>>
>> The code works for me.
>>
>>
> On Firefox 3.17 I get
> ----------------------
> Santa Barbara weather:
>
>
> % humidity
> --------------------
> which is not the desired result
>
> bill

On the same version of firefox I get:

Santa Barbara weather:
Fog/Mist
55.0 F (12.8 C)
90% humidity

Which is the desired result. But the browser has absolutely nothing to
do with it.

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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173824 is a reply to message #173822] Sat, 07 May 2011 07:23 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/7/2011 6:21 AM, Evolution wrote:
> On May 6, 6:23 pm, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>>
>>> http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>>
>>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
>>> to you.
>>
>>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>>
>>> My code is:
>>> <?
>>> session_register();
>>> session_start();
>>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>>
>>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>> ?>
>>
>>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>>
>>> http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>>
>>> Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
>>> newbie.
>>> Thanks!
>>
>> The code works for me.
>>
>
> Wow! What could make this possible if I am using PHP5 and my browser
> fails but yours doesn't?

There are several possibilities. For instance, do you have a firewall
blocking access? Is allow_url_fopen() disabled? Or any of several things.

You need to do some debugging. First thing is to ensure they php.ini
file on your development system has:

display_errors=on
error_reporting=E_ALL // or E_ALL | E_STRICT

And see what kind of error messages you are getting.

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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173826 is a reply to message #173823] Sat, 07 May 2011 07:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/7/2011 7:17 AM, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
> On 5/7/2011 6:07 AM, bill wrote:
>> On 5/6/2011 9:23 PM, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
>>> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>>>> On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>>>>
>>>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed
>>>> closest
>>>> to you.
>>>>
>>>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same
>>>> results as
>>>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>>>>
>>>> My code is:
>>>> <?
>>>> session_register();
>>>> session_start();
>>>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>>>>
>>>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>>> ?>
>>>>
>>>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>>>>
>>>> http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>>>>
>>>> Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
>>>> newbie.
>>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> The code works for me.
>>>
>>>
>> On Firefox 3.17 I get
>> ----------------------
>> Santa Barbara weather:
>>
>>
>> % humidity
>> --------------------
>> which is not the desired result
>>
>> bill
>
> On the same version of firefox I get:
>
> Santa Barbara weather:
> Fog/Mist
> 55.0 F (12.8 C)
> 90% humidity
>
> Which is the desired result. But the browser has absolutely
> nothing to do with it.

Indeed, I just included it for completeness.

So, why does it fail sometimes ?
bill
Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173828 is a reply to message #173826] Sat, 07 May 2011 07:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/7/2011 7:28 AM, bill wrote:
> On 5/7/2011 7:17 AM, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
>> On 5/7/2011 6:07 AM, bill wrote:
>>> On 5/6/2011 9:23 PM, Jerry Stuckle wrote:
>>>> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>>>> > On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>>>> >
>>>> > http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>>>> >
>>>> > which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed
>>>> > closest
>>>> > to you.
>>>> >
>>>> > I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same
>>>> > results as
>>>> > shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>>>> >
>>>> > My code is:
>>>> > <?
>>>> > session_register();
>>>> > session_start();
>>>> > $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>>> > $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>>>> >
>>>> > echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>>> > echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>>> > echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>>> > echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>>> > ?>
>>>> >
>>>> > and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>>>> >
>>>> > http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>>>> >
>>>> > Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
>>>> > newbie.
>>>> > Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> The code works for me.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> On Firefox 3.17 I get
>>> ----------------------
>>> Santa Barbara weather:
>>>
>>>
>>> % humidity
>>> --------------------
>>> which is not the desired result
>>>
>>> bill
>>
>> On the same version of firefox I get:
>>
>> Santa Barbara weather:
>> Fog/Mist
>> 55.0 F (12.8 C)
>> 90% humidity
>>
>> Which is the desired result. But the browser has absolutely
>> nothing to do with it.
>
> Indeed, I just included it for completeness.
>
> So, why does it fail sometimes ?
> bill
>

There can be a number of possibilities, most of which have to do with
his setup. The op needs to do further debugging - see my other post.

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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173838 is a reply to message #173821] Sat, 07 May 2011 20:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>> What version of PHP do you have?
>
> 5.2.12-pl0-gentoo

Hm.... Then your version of PHP isn't the problem. e.g. 4.2 would
definitely not work. Did you try copying and pasting the code? Try
debugging using stoppers and printers.
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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173839 is a reply to message #173824] Sun, 08 May 2011 03:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On May 7, 4:23 am, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
> On 5/7/2011 6:21 AM, Evolution wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
>> On May 6, 6:23 pm, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net>  wrote:
>>> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>
>>>> On phpbuilder.com,  I found the following:
>
>>>>   http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>
>>>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
>>>> to you.
>
>>>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>>>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>
>>>> My code is:
>>>> <?
>>>> session_register();
>>>> session_start();
>>>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>
>>>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>>> ?>
>
>>>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>
>>>>   http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>
>>>> Can anybody point me in the right direction?  I'm essentially a
>>>> newbie.
>>>> Thanks!
>
>>> The code works for me.
>
>> Wow!  What could make this possible if I am using PHP5 and my browser
>> fails but yours doesn't?
>
> There are several possibilities.  For instance, do you have a firewall
> blocking access?  Is allow_url_fopen() disabled?  Or any of several things.
>
> You need to do some debugging.  First thing is to ensure they php.ini
> file on your development system has:
>
> display_errors=on
> error_reporting=E_ALL  // or E_ALL | E_STRICT
>
> And see what kind of error messages you are getting.

According to phpinfo(), allow_url_fopen is off. Although I maintain
websites in my department as a network admin, I do not manage this
particular site because, due to lack of staff, the Department gave the
responsibility of it to the college several years back. Is there some
security risk that would make them keep it off?

Also, as you can imagine, I have no shell access to this system
(except indirectly by mounting the directory tree via smb) and,
according to phpinfo(), the php.ini file is located in the /etc/php/
apache2-php5/ directory. Thus, I am unable to even view the php.ini
file.

I still cannot fathom though why a remote client (yours) would be able
to view the results but not a local client (mine). Why would the
server say no to me but not to you which, inherently, is less secure?
It's not that I doubt you -- I'm just trying to understand what's
happening here.



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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173842 is a reply to message #173839] Sun, 08 May 2011 08:11 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On 5/8/2011 3:07 AM, Evolution wrote:
> On May 7, 4:23 am, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 5/7/2011 6:21 AM, Evolution wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On May 6, 6:23 pm, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
>>>> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>>
>>>> > On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>>
>>>> > http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>>
>>>> > which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
>>>> > to you.
>>
>>>> > I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>>>> > shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>>
>>>> > My code is:
>>>> > <?
>>>> > session_register();
>>>> > session_start();
>>>> > $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>>> > $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>>
>>>> > echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>>> > echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>>> > echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>>> > echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>>> > ?>
>>
>>>> > and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>>
>>>> > http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>>
>>>> > Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
>>>> > newbie.
>>>> > Thanks!
>>
>>>> The code works for me.
>>
>>> Wow! What could make this possible if I am using PHP5 and my browser
>>> fails but yours doesn't?
>>
>> There are several possibilities. For instance, do you have a firewall
>> blocking access? Is allow_url_fopen() disabled? Or any of several things.
>>
>> You need to do some debugging. First thing is to ensure they php.ini
>> file on your development system has:
>>
>> display_errors=on
>> error_reporting=E_ALL // or E_ALL | E_STRICT
>>
>> And see what kind of error messages you are getting.
>
> According to phpinfo(), allow_url_fopen is off. Although I maintain
> websites in my department as a network admin, I do not manage this
> particular site because, due to lack of staff, the Department gave the
> responsibility of it to the college several years back. Is there some
> security risk that would make them keep it off?
>

It all depends on the security policies of your college and how the
server is being used.

> Also, as you can imagine, I have no shell access to this system
> (except indirectly by mounting the directory tree via smb) and,
> according to phpinfo(), the php.ini file is located in the /etc/php/
> apache2-php5/ directory. Thus, I am unable to even view the php.ini
> file.
>

phpinfo() can tell you pretty much everything you need to know.

> I still cannot fathom though why a remote client (yours) would be able
> to view the results but not a local client (mine). Why would the
> server say no to me but not to you which, inherently, is less secure?
> It's not that I doubt you -- I'm just trying to understand what's
> happening here.
>

Because I'm running the code from my own server, not yours. And I have
allow_url_fopen() enabled.



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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173844 is a reply to message #173842] Sun, 08 May 2011 19:29 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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On May 8, 5:11 am, Jerry Stuckle <jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
> On 5/8/2011 3:07 AM, Evolution wrote:
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>> On May 7, 4:23 am, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net>  wrote:
>>> On 5/7/2011 6:21 AM, Evolution wrote:
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>>>> On May 6, 6:23 pm, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net>    wrote:
>>>> > On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
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>>>> >> On phpbuilder.com,  I found the following:
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>>>> >>   http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>
>>>> >> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
>>>> >> to you.
>
>>>> >> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>>>> >> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>
>>>> >> My code is:
>>>> >> <?
>>>> >> session_register();
>>>> >> session_start();
>>>> >> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>>> >> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>
>>>> >> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>>> >> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>>> >> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>>> >> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>>> >> ?>
>
>>>> >> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>
>>>> >>   http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>
>>>> >> Can anybody point me in the right direction?  I'm essentially a
>>>> >> newbie.
>>>> >> Thanks!
>
>>>> > The code works for me.
>
>>>> Wow!  What could make this possible if I am using PHP5 and my browser
>>>> fails but yours doesn't?
>
>>> There are several possibilities.  For instance, do you have a firewall
>>> blocking access?  Is allow_url_fopen() disabled?  Or any of several things.
>
>>> You need to do some debugging.  First thing is to ensure they php.ini
>>> file on your development system has:
>
>>> display_errors=on
>>> error_reporting=E_ALL  // or E_ALL | E_STRICT
>
>>> And see what kind of error messages you are getting.
>
>> According to phpinfo(), allow_url_fopen is off.  Although I maintain
>> websites in my department as a network admin, I do not manage this
>> particular site because, due to lack of staff, the Department gave the
>> responsibility of it to the college several years back.  Is there some
>> security risk that would make them keep it off?
>
> It all depends on the security policies of your college and how the
> server is being used.
>
>> Also, as you can imagine, I have no shell access to this system
>> (except indirectly by mounting the directory tree via smb) and,
>> according to phpinfo(), the php.ini file is located in the /etc/php/
>> apache2-php5/ directory.  Thus, I am unable to even view the php.ini
>> file.
>
> phpinfo() can tell you pretty much everything you need to know.
>
>> I still cannot fathom though why a remote client (yours) would be able
>> to view the results but not a local client (mine).  Why would the
>> server say no to me but not to you which, inherently, is less secure?
>> It's not that I doubt you -- I'm just trying to understand what's
>> happening here.
>
> Because I'm running the code from my own server, not yours.  And I have
> allow_url_fopen() enabled.

I guess I should have realized that. I just thought you were clicking
on the URL I posted. :) Thanks a bunch for your help. Any idea as to
why they would have "allow_url_fopen()" off?


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Re: getting only the temperature & general weather condition [message #173845 is a reply to message #173844] Sun, 08 May 2011 21:53 Go to previous message
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On 5/8/2011 7:29 PM, Evolution wrote:
> On May 8, 5:11 am, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
>> On 5/8/2011 3:07 AM, Evolution wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>> On May 7, 4:23 am, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
>>>> On 5/7/2011 6:21 AM, Evolution wrote:
>>
>>>> > On May 6, 6:23 pm, Jerry Stuckle<jstuck...@attglobal.net> wrote:
>>>> >> On 5/6/2011 6:22 PM, Evolution wrote:
>>
>>>> >>> On phpbuilder.com, I found the following:
>>
>>>> >>> http://www.phpbuilder.com/board/showthread.php?t=10283087
>>
>>>> >>> which discusses how to obtain the current weather for a feed closest
>>>> >>> to you.
>>
>>>> >>> I modified the code to my site but didn't get the same results as
>>>> >>> shown by Kudose (a poster at the bottom of that same page).
>>
>>>> >>> My code is:
>>>> >>> <?
>>>> >>> session_register();
>>>> >>> session_start();
>>>> >>> $url = 'http://www.nws.noaa.gov/data/current_obs/KSBA.xml';
>>>> >>> $xml = simplexml_load_file($url);
>>
>>>> >>> echo '<b>Santa Barbara weather:</b><br />';
>>>> >>> echo $xml->weather, '<br />';
>>>> >>> echo $xml->temperature_string, '<br />';
>>>> >>> echo $xml->relative_humidity, '% humidity<br />';
>>>> >>> ?>
>>
>>>> >>> and the impaired results are on a test page at:
>>
>>>> >>> http://www.geol.ucsb.edu/library/php/weather.php
>>
>>>> >>> Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm essentially a
>>>> >>> newbie.
>>>> >>> Thanks!
>>
>>>> >> The code works for me.
>>
>>>> > Wow! What could make this possible if I am using PHP5 and my browser
>>>> > fails but yours doesn't?
>>
>>>> There are several possibilities. For instance, do you have a firewall
>>>> blocking access? Is allow_url_fopen() disabled? Or any of several things.
>>
>>>> You need to do some debugging. First thing is to ensure they php.ini
>>>> file on your development system has:
>>
>>>> display_errors=on
>>>> error_reporting=E_ALL // or E_ALL | E_STRICT
>>
>>>> And see what kind of error messages you are getting.
>>
>>> According to phpinfo(), allow_url_fopen is off. Although I maintain
>>> websites in my department as a network admin, I do not manage this
>>> particular site because, due to lack of staff, the Department gave the
>>> responsibility of it to the college several years back. Is there some
>>> security risk that would make them keep it off?
>>
>> It all depends on the security policies of your college and how the
>> server is being used.
>>
>>> Also, as you can imagine, I have no shell access to this system
>>> (except indirectly by mounting the directory tree via smb) and,
>>> according to phpinfo(), the php.ini file is located in the /etc/php/
>>> apache2-php5/ directory. Thus, I am unable to even view the php.ini
>>> file.
>>
>> phpinfo() can tell you pretty much everything you need to know.
>>
>>> I still cannot fathom though why a remote client (yours) would be able
>>> to view the results but not a local client (mine). Why would the
>>> server say no to me but not to you which, inherently, is less secure?
>>> It's not that I doubt you -- I'm just trying to understand what's
>>> happening here.
>>
>> Because I'm running the code from my own server, not yours. And I have
>> allow_url_fopen() enabled.
>
> I guess I should have realized that. I just thought you were clicking
> on the URL I posted. :) Thanks a bunch for your help. Any idea as to
> why they would have "allow_url_fopen()" off?
>
>
No, I can't see the code if it's on your server, and I have no control
over your environment. So it really does no good for me to try to test
the code on your server; besides, I'll only get the same result you do.

As for why - you'll have to ask the people running your server.

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