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536895673_Inactive (New Admin) 4/25/2003 6:45 AM EST : Aaron - What is the Timeline for the New Roster XML F...
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Just want to know when to expect the new XML service to be up and providing that new juicy data structure.
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4104_Inactive (New Admin) 4/25/2003 6:52 AM EST : RE: Aaron - What is the Timeline for the New Roster X...
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Just want to know when to expect the new XML service to be up and providing that new juicy data structure.
from the new FAQ additions Q10261 - FAQ: Where did the XML Web Service go? The XML web service that returned a full roster listing for all members of your guild has been rendered obsolete by the new v2 rostering system. The sheer amount of data that is possible to have returned from the roster if we were to include all the data necessary for admins to build their displays (skills, public journal entries, custom game field data, etc) is too prohibitive for us to allow our parsers to run against custom XSL stylesheets in order to return a roster. The current system, with a streamlined display that has a single line per character and the ability to see extensive details for that character by clicking on their hyperlinked name, is what we are now offering.You might also want to read Aarons promise here.
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/2/2003 7:54 AM EST : RE: Aaron - What is the Timeline for the New Roster X...
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Any chance we could someday get back a minimized XML roster feed? I'm thinking the following:

<account>
  <accountname>LenPal</accountname>
  <character main=“1“ officer=“1“>
     <name>Wiltan Ryouki</name>
     <class>Necromancer</class>
     <race>Dark Elf</race>
     <level>58</level>
  </character>
  <character>
    <name>Kzin Koshu</name>
    <class>Beastlord</class>
    <race>Vah Shir</race>
    <level>26</level>
  </character>
</account>

Something VERY simple; maybe the above data plus last login, thumbnail url, more info link, link to roster full view for that character (from existing roster), and maybe activity points. I'd like to use it as a summary roster with some enhanced sorting. Don't get me wrong; I LOVE the existing roster functionality - but I'd like to have more control over what is displayed on the front roster view.
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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 12/10/2003 2:53 PM EST : RE: Aaron - What is the Timeline for the New Roster X...
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Original Message by Wiltan Ryouki
Any chance we could someday get back a minimized XML roster feed? I'm thinking the following:


No plans for this at the moment.  Biggest problem with this is that the links in the "more info" view point back to the main roster view.  So anybody navigating from your custom parsed view would only have two clicks to be looking at a completely different roster than they started with.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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536885761_Inactive (New Admin) 12/10/2003 3:31 PM EST : RE: Aaron - What is the Timeline for the New Roster X...
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Understood. *sniff*
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