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Looking for easy way to generate html calendars

by twotone (Beadle)
on Nov 19, 2006 at 11:52 UTC ( #584942=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
twotone has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I want to generate html calendars easily with the ability to customize the appearance. I need to place 1 or more live show events on certain days linked to a "buy tickets" page.

Is HTML::CalendarMonth my best option, or is there an easier or better way? And does anyone know of an in depth tutorial for HTML::CalendarMonth, or for whichever other solution you might suggest?
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Re: Looking for easy way to generate html calendars
by jonadab (Parson) on Nov 19, 2006 at 13:02 UTC
    I want to generate html calendars

    I actually have code that does this, which I use to generate study calendars for a quiz team I coach. Hmmm..., come to think of it, I also have code elsewhere that generates HTML calendars for other purposes. It's not hard.

    with the ability to customize the appearance.

    Customize the appearance using CSS.

    Is HTML::CalendarMonth my best option

    I don't know. I always just use DateTime myself. It's not like generating a calendar is hard...

    update: factored out the file operations and the rest of the HTML page, so that the subroutine just returns a calendar.
    sub html_calendar { my ($month, $year, $eventshashref) = @_; my $dt = DateTime->new(year => $year, month => $month, day => 1, ); my $calendar = qq[ <table class="calendarmonth"><thead> <tr><th colspan="7" class="monthname">] . $dt->month_name . qq[ $yea +r</th></tr> <tr><th>Sun</th><th>Mon</th><th>Tue</th><th>Wed</th><th>Thu</th><th> +Fri</th><th>Sat</th></tr> </thead><tbody> <tr>]; $calendar .= '<td class="othermonth">&nbsp;</td>' for 1 .. ($dt->dow + % 7); while ($dt->month == $month) { $calendar .= qq[<td><span class="daynum">] . $dt->mday . '</span>' +; if (ref $eventshashref and exists $$eventshashref{$dt->mday}) { my $class = $$eventshashref{$dt->mday()}{class}; my $time = $$eventshashref{$dt->mday()}{time}; my $desc = $$eventshashref{$dt->mday()}{shortdesc}; my $tooltip = $$eventshashref{$dt->mday()}{longdesc}; $calendar .= qq[<div class="calendarevent $class"><span class="e +venttime">$time</span> <abbr title="$tooltip">$desc</abbr></div>]; } $calendar .= qq[</td>]; $dt = $dt->add(days => 1); if ($dt->dow == 7) { $calendar .= "</tr>\n <tr>", } } $calendar .= qq[</tr>\n</tbody></table>]; return $calendar; }

    Call it thusly:

    my $cal = html_calendar(11, 2006, { 23 => {class => 'holiday', time => '', shortdesc => 'Thanksgiving', longdesc => 'Stay home and stuff yourself.'}});


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Re: Looking for easy way to generate html calendars
by zentara (Archbishop) on Nov 19, 2006 at 13:39 UTC
    Here are a couple of others.
    #!/usr/bin/perl use CGI qw(header); use HTML::CalendarMonthSimple; use strict; my %cal; while (<DATA>) { chomp; my ($file,$yyyy,$mm,$dd) = /([^.]+)\.(\d{4})(\d\d)(\d\d)/; push @{$cal{$yyyy}->{$mm}},{day => $dd, targ => $file}; } print header; for my $year (sort keys %cal) { for my $mon (sort keys %{$cal{$year}}) { my $cal = HTML::CalendarMonthSimple->new( month => $mon, year => $year, ); for (sort @{$cal{$year}->{$mon}}) { $cal->setdatehref(int($_->{day}), $_->{targ}); } print $cal->as_HTML(); } } __DATA__ file5.20030227 file2.20020802 file1.20020801 file4.20021015 file3.20020803
    #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; use CGI; use Calendar::Simple; # HTML::CalendarMonthSimple seems even better suited # HTML::CalendarMonthSimple is a Perl module for # generating, manipulating, and printing a HTML calendar # grid for a specified month. It is intended as a faster # and easier-to-use alternative to HTML::CalendarMonth." my $rqry = new CGI(); print CGI::header(); my @months = qw(January February March April May June July August September October November December); my $mon = shift || (localtime)[4] + 1; my $yr = shift || ((localtime)[5] + 1900); my @month = calendar($mon, $yr); print '<html><body>'; print "$months[$mon -1] $yr\n\n"; print '<table>'; print '<tr><td>Su</td> <td>Mo</td> <td>Tu</td> <td>We</td>' .'<td>Th</td> <td>Fr</td> <td>Sa</td></tr></tr>'; foreach (@month) { print '<tr>'; print map{"<td>$_</td>"} @$_; print '</tr>'; } print "</table>"; print "<pre>// or with pre-tag:\n"; print "$months[$mon -1] $yr\n"; print "Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa\n"; foreach (@month) { print map { $_ ? sprintf("%2d ", $_) : ' ' } @$_; print "\n"; } print '</pre></body></html>';

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