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    MX Web Tag File ???

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    MX Web Tag File ???

    Post by odintheterrible » Tue 13 Aug 2019 7:30 am

    Is there a Web Tag file available for MX ... and if so, where do I find it ??
    If not, anyone know how to create one ???
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    Re: MX Web Tag File ???

    Post by beteljuice » Tue 13 Aug 2019 3:10 pm

    The <webtags> are pretty much identical - you just have to be careful with any date / time formats ..

    https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/a/Webtags
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    Re: MX Web Tag File ???

    Post by odintheterrible » Tue 13 Aug 2019 8:19 pm

    Thanks for the input, and I have read the WIKI in respect of the tags. However, is there a specific file that contains the tags ... (if so, where can it be downloaded )and if not, how do you create a web tag file ??
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    (I'm asking because it's a location request in the Cumulus Toolbox)
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    Re: MX Web Tag File ???

    Post by ExperiMentor » Fri 16 Aug 2019 8:49 pm

    I think you might have missed the point (or else I've misinterpreted your question?)

    Webtags in Cumulus are a feature by which Cumulus can 'process' any file (a template file) and convert all the Webtags within it to the actual value. Typically this is used in any *.htm or *.html files that you want to create including data from your weather station. You can create such a file with any text editor (eg Notepad on Windows or nano on a Raspberry Pi or even a fully fledged web file authoring package).

    This is described near the start of the Wiki page referred above as:

    Using web tags in templates for creating HTML pages
    • You can create a template file that has a structure of HTML elements with Cumulus web tags to represent the information you want included.
    • f you ask Cumulus to process that template file, it will create a HTML page from the template, and during that file creation replace the tag with the current value of the item the tag represents.
    • You also need to tell Cumulus that the resulting HTML file is to be uploaded to the internet (or copied to a local web server).
    For example, the supplied template webpage file CumulusMX/web/TodayT.htm contains many Webtags, such as

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    <title><#location> weather</title>
    When Cumulus processes this template file, it changes the Webtag <#location> into the text that you have set for your location, and the processed output file including that (as well as all the other tags for date, time, temperature etc etc) is saved with a new filename, in this case Today.htm. In my case, this contains

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    <title>Chummetweg weather</title>
    See how <#location> has been changed into Chummetweg?
    Apart from the standard ones, you need to tell Cumulus which files you want it to process in the web interface / Settings / Extra web files table.

    They don't have to be *.htm files - they are just text files to Cumulus. So I use the same feature to convert from twitter.txt containing almost nothing except a list of webtags:

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    <#shortdayname> <#hour><#minute>: <#forecast>. <#temp>C (app: <#apptemp>C). Wind <#wdir> <#wspeed><#windunit>. Rain <#rfall><#rainunit>. Humidity <#hum>%. <#press><#pressunit> <#presstrend>
    to human readable with current data in tweet.txt

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    Fri 2235: Settled fine. 16.3C (app: 16.8C). Wind N 0.0mph. Rain 0.0mm. Humidity 74%. 1031.2mb Rising slowly
    before uploading it using TwitterBot to https://twitter.com/LiesbergDorf

    Hope that helps you!

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    Re: MX Web Tag File ???

    Post by water01 » Sat 17 Aug 2019 12:46 pm

    (I'm asking because it's a location request in the Cumulus Toolbox)
    If you read the instructions for Cumulus Toolbox in the wiki https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/a/Toolbox is tells you to use the PHP webtags file and there is a link to it in the article.

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    Re: MX Web Tag File ???

    Post by Dennisdg » Sat 17 Aug 2019 6:01 pm

    I don't think Cumulus Tool Box works with CumulusMX Web Tags - it was designed long before CumulusMX was released. I guess you want to set up various alerts. Please let me know if you succeed!
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    Re: MX Web Tag File ???

    Post by ExperiMentor » Sat 17 Aug 2019 8:57 pm

    water01 wrote:
    Sat 17 Aug 2019 12:46 pm
    If you read the instructions for Cumulus Toolbox in the wiki https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/a/Toolbox is tells you to use the PHP webtags file and there is a link to it in the article.
    Ah so I didn't know anything about this!

    The answer to the original poster is basically that it's a plain text file (create with any text editor) and you can put it anywhere. You just need to put the path and name of the source file and the destination *.php file into the relevant boxes in the Settings / Extra web files table - not forgetting to tell Cumulus that you want it to process that file, and if you want to FTP it somewhere etc when done.

    Or if he means the file containing all the possible webtags, see https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/a/Php_webtags where it says:
    "The download file on this page (download File:Cumuluswebtags.txt) contains all current webtags produced by Cumulus v 1.9.4. IMPORTANT This file is only for use with Cumulus v1.9.4, it will not work with Cumulus MX. "
    The actual link location is: https://cumuluswiki.wxforum.net/a/File: ... ebtags.txt

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