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Generating a Web Calendar

by hotshot (Prior)
on May 08, 2002 at 07:10 UTC ( #164935=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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Another one !

I have to implement a web interface to a button that pops up a little calendar window. The user can choose a specific date in the current month or scroll to the next/previous month (just like in Microsoft outlook (I said the M word - I'm trully sorry). Anyone can recomend on a convinien calendar perl module for implementing that?



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Re: Generating a Web Calendar
by lachoy (Parson) on May 08, 2002 at 12:16 UTC
Re: Generating a Web Calendar
by beebware (Pilgrim) on May 08, 2002 at 10:18 UTC
    Well, if you were looking for a Perl calender system then ResourceIndex would be a good place to check (along with the Date:: modules on CPAN etc).If you just want the ability for the end user to 'pick a date' then using Javascript scripts such as the ones on may be a good idea. If you are just after a bit more 'Outlookish' look and feel, then check DynamicDrive's Outlook bar system.
Re: Calendar
by zakb (Pilgrim) on May 08, 2002 at 08:21 UTC

    You may also want to look into doing this client side using Javascript. There's an excellent free example from Matt Kruse.

      I agree client-side is the way - your users wd get bored schlepping back and forth to the server to get new dates. Try this (n.b. it'll give you some jscript errors because in implementation it sends the date to another window, which in this case you have not got).

      I hasten to add that I didn't write the basic jscript for this - I cannibalised it with permission from an entry in the 5kb website contest a few yrs ago by Martin Kastel - I think it's tip top)

      George Sherston
Re: Calendar
by simon.proctor (Vicar) on May 08, 2002 at 08:00 UTC
    The Date::* suite is what you want. When I last wrote one I used Date::Calc as it had some nice convenience methods.

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[ambrus]: Corion: I think I parsed a HTTP header from a string with LWP once. You can definitely use that to create a HTTP message too. The problme is
[ambrus]: that if you do that, you'd have to find where each HTTP response ends, which is nontrivial if you want persistent connections (essential for performance if you have small requests).
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally an API that I feed the incoming data piece by piece and that I can ask "is that response done" and "what should I do next" and "please construct the appropriate redirect for me"
[Corion]: ambrus: Yes, ideally the module would do all that nasty stuff for me and give me a way to ask it what the current situation is
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using some wrapper over the multi interface of curl, I think Net::Curl might be a good one, since implementing enough of what it expects from the event loop might be easier than a full AnyEvent interface.
[ambrus]: Corion: you could also consider using IO::Async and its POE driver and some HTTP module for it, but I don't know if that would solve your problems with AnyEvent+POE
[ambrus]: Corion: wait, you didn't say POE. You said Prima, let me look up what that is.
[ambrus]: Corion: have you considered just writing an AnyEvent integration for that thing?
[ambrus]: Or perhaps pushing schmorp to write one?
[ambrus]: Also, searching for an existing one on CPAN obviously

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