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The XML-Parser returns XML-files with contents of the AO-Universe Knowledge-Section.
Simply call this file with the following set of parameters to retrieve the information you need.
Please note that every request to this file (using any of the "modes") is logged for statistical purposes along with a required identification parameter and your IP adress.
If you don't want this, then please do not use this service.
See the news for update information regarding this parser.
Simply call this file with the required parameters to recieve a XML-file with the results.
The following is a list of parameters that you have to send on every request:
|mode||string||view, list, search||Defines the information mode. Click on the names to read specific information what parameters along with the required ones are needed and what the mode returns.|
|bot||string||Specify your bot's name that makes requests to this file.|
|bot_version||string||The version of your bot (if available).|
|output||string||bbcode, html||Parse the author/text fields in BBCode or HTML. Please note that the chars ", &, < and > are HTML-escaped (displayed as " & < >). Default is "bbcode".|
|fullitem||integer||true, false||This option has only effect if "output" is "bbcode". If set to "true" the three bbcodes "item", "itemname" and "itemicon" will not only display the item-ID but also the image-icon-ID and the item-name (seperated by a ";" semicolon, order "item-id;icon-id;name"). See BBCode-Syntax for more information. Default is "false".|
Use "list" without any additional parameters to recieve a list of all guide folders.
Use the optional "id"-parameter to recieve the guides located in a folder. You can also use the "viewall"-parameter along with the "id" of a root-folder to recieve all guides from any of it's child folders (for example, every guide from "Classic AO"). Not recommended!
|id||integer||The ID of a folder.|
|viewall||bool||true, false||Parse all guides from a root folder. Default is "false".|
Use "view" to recieve the actual content of a guide.
|id||integer||The ID of a guide to parse.|
Use "search" with the "search"-parameter to recieve a list of all guides that match "search".
|id||integer||Search only the subfolder "id".|
The resulting XML file is UTF-8 coded. The root node is "result", followed by either an "error" node or one or more "section" nodes. "section" nodes include subnodes depending on the requested mode.
If you call "list" without an id, you will recieve a "folderlist" node, which contains all "folder" nodes (all available folders).
|id||The folder id. Use this to request a folders content|
|name||The folder name|
|offset||Indicates what "level" the folder is on, counted from root|
|items||How many guides are within this folder|
|parent||The folders parent folder id|
If you call "list" with an id, you will recieve a "folderlist" node, which contains several "folder" nodes that show the path to the current folder (first "folder" is the requested folder, second it's parent and so on...) - see the table above for node information.
Also you will get a "guidelist" node, which contains one or more "guide" nodes.
|id||The guide id, use this in combination with mode "view" to get the guide content|
|name||The guide name|
|desc||A short guide description|
Use this mode only in combination with an ID. You will then recieve a "folderlist" node which contains several "folder" nodes that show the path to the current folder (first "folder" is the folder the guide is located at, second it's parent and so on...) - see the first node information table on view mode.
A second node is "content" which holds the actual guides content.
|id||The guide id|
|name||The guide name|
|update||The date of the last update of the guide|
|class||A list of classes the guide is suitable for|
|faction||A list of factions the guide is suitable for|
|level||A list of levels the guide is suitable for|
|author||Guide specific author and copyright information|
|text||The actual guide content. The text uses a specific BBCode-Syntax, please read here about it's meaning|
The search result can contain several "section" nodes. Each "section" node contains the results of one guide folder. Each "section" will include two subnodes:
A "folderlist" node which contains several "folder" nodes that show the path to the current folder (first "folder" is the folder the guide is located at, second it's parent and so on...) - see the first node information table on view mode.
The "guidelist" node which contains a list of guides that matched the search criteria. See the second node information table on view mode.
If you added an ID in your search query you will only recieve one "section" node (the requested folder). It's contents are the same as described above.
If your query is wrong in any way, or a search comes up with an empty result, instead of a "section" node you will recieve an "error" node. Use the resulting "code" subnode to indicate the type of error.
|id||The error code ID|
|text||A short error description|
|1||No botname given|
|2||No ID specified|
|4||Search result empty|
|5||Searchword too short|
Here's a short explanation of the BBCode Syntax you might find in the guides and what they actually do in HTML. Convert or delete them as you see fit.
The BBCode is always enclosed in brackets "[ ]" and usually has an opening and closing tag. It might contain attributes, check the info!
|b||[b]text[/b]||Makes text bold|
|u||[u]text[/u]||Makes text underlined|
|i||[i]text[/i]||Makes text italic|
|Makes an unordered list|
|Makes a list with bullets or similar|
|spoiler||[spoiler]text[/spoiler]||Hides text on rendering|
|spoiler=text||[spoiler=click me]text[/spoiler]||Hides text on rendering, showing "click me" as link|
|color=COLOR||[color=Orange]text[/color]||Colors the text with colorname COLOR|
|size=SIZE||[size=18]text[/size]||Makes bigger or smaller text|
|url||[url]text[/url]||Creates a link to "text"|
|url=LINK||[url=link]text[/url]||Creates a link to "link" showing "text" as name|
|localurl=LINK||[localurl=link]text[/localurl]||Creates a link to "link" showing "text" that does not open in a new window|
|anchor=TEXT||[anchor=text]||Creates an anchor link. Note: this code has no closing tag!|
|goto=LINK||[goto=link]text[/goto]||Creates a link pointing to an anchor inside the document.|
|br||[br]||Forces a linebreak. Note: this code has no closing tag!|
|img||[img]url[/img]||Creates an image with "url" as source.|
|Creates a link to item ID, showing picture and name. "nolink" attribute creates no link. If the option "fullitem" is used, "ID" is extended to "ID;Icon-ID;Name".|
|Creates a link to item ID, showing only name. "nolink" attribute creates no link. If the option "fullitem" is used, "ID" is extended to "ID;Icon-ID;Name".|
|Creates a link to item ID, showing only the pictures. "nolink" attribute creates no link. If the option "fullitem" is used, "ID" is extended to "ID;Icon-ID;Name".|
|Creates a "tradeskill-table", showing the following format:
item + item = item
A table that consists of 5 columns and one row.
|ct|td|tr||[ct]text[td]text[tr]text[td]text[/ct]||Creates a table, opening with a column (td). The "td" commands openes another column. The "tr" command creates a new row, opening with a column. The closing "ct" closes one column, row and table.
"ct" can have one attribute each out of 3 groups: "top|middle|bottom", "left|center|right|justify" and "grid|nogrid|none"; those only affect the visual output, not the content.
|waypoint x=# y=# pf=#||[waypoint x=123 y=456 pf=100]Somewhere[/waypoint]
[waypoint pf=100 y=456 x=123]Same place, different typing[/waypoint]
|Indicates a coordinate for the ingame map. The text between the waypoint-tag is to be considered the description.
"waypoint" has 3 attributes, "x|y|pf". "x|y" respectively stand for coordinates, "pf" states the playfield-id.
All three are always present, but their position inside the waypoint-tag may vary.
Fixed an error in HTML-output. The new waypoint-tag is now only rendered as blank text inside a span-tag, while the normal website renders div-tags including a flash-movie for copying.
We added a [waypoint]-tag to render waypoints for the ingame map (see here, bottom).
Please note that our guides will be updated with this new tag over the coming days, so not all guides will have this new tag instantly.
Parser is going live.
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