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Re: Using filepath method to identify an .html page

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 22, 2013 at 15:16 UTC ( #1014692=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Using filepath method to identify an .html page

Read int, and then write your own function


Comment on Re: Using filepath method to identify an .html page
Re^2: Using filepath method to identify an .html page
by Nik on Jan 22, 2013 at 15:27 UTC
    The only thing i know is that:

    a) i only need to get a number out of string(being an absolute path)
    b) That number needs to be unique, because "that" number is an indicator to the actual html file.

    Will int function get the job done or a hashing method needs to get involved?

    I dont know HOW this is supposed to be written. i just know i need this:

    number = function_that_returns_a_number_out_of_a_string( absolute_path_of_a_html_file)

    pin = int ( '/home/nikos/public_html/index.html' )
    This fails for me. Is it because it has slashes in it?

      Why don't you create a database table with two columns. One column is "the string", and the other column is a unique integer. Most databases have an almost inexhaustible supply of unique integers for such columns.

        Integers need to be created on the fly when an html file is being requested.
        I just tried:
        pin = int( htmlpage.encode("hex"), 16 )
        but that also fails.

        The number needs to be a 4-digit integer only, if its to be stored in the database table correctly. So hex encoding is not usefull here.

      Will int function get the job done or a hashing method needs to get involved?

      Read int and then you will know, then write your own function

      I dont know HOW this is supposed to be written.

      Keep a database of numbers ( AnyDBM_File ), assign one to each path, and then you're done

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