PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

ABQWX

PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by ABQWX » Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:54 pm

Hi all,
I followed the tutorial and still can't get it right.
The XML file is being generated and uploaded to my website.
As is my own landscape. Landscape I can get to show but not the weather info from xml.
Any ideas ? Thanks in advance as it still shows NWS info.

here is the <object code I have been playing with.

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://swf.yowindow.com/wimo/hpPal/hpPal.swf" width="600" height="300">
<param name="movie" value="http://swf.yowindow.com/wimo/hpPal/hpPal.swf"/>
<param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/>
<param name="wmode" value="opaque"/>
<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/>
<param name="flashvars"
value="location_id=gn:5454711&current_weather_url=http://cherokiwi.com/cumulus/yowindow.x ... bq/abq.ywl"/>
<a href="http://yowindow.com?client=widget&link=stub"
style="width:600px;height:300px;display: block;text-indent: -50000px;font-size: 0px;background:#DDF url(http://yowindow.com/img/logo.png) no-repeat scroll 50% 50%;"
>Desktop weather</a>
</object>

What did I miss ?????

Thanks

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Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by ikarus1969 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:48 am

ABQWX wrote:Hi all,
I followed the tutorial and still can't get it right.
The XML file is being generated and uploaded to my website.
As is my own landscape. Landscape I can get to show but not the weather info from xml.
Any ideas ? Thanks in advance as it still shows NWS info.

here is the <object code I have been playing with.

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://swf.yowindow.com/wimo/hpPal/hpPal.swf" width="600" height="300">
<param name="movie" value="http://swf.yowindow.com/wimo/hpPal/hpPal.swf"/>
<param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/>
<param name="wmode" value="opaque"/>
<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/>
<param name="flashvars"
value="location_id=gn:5454711&current_weather_url=http://cherokiwi.com/cumulus/yowindow.x ... bq/abq.ywl"/>
<a href="http://yowindow.com?client=widget&link=stub"
style="width:600px;height:300px;display: block;text-indent: -50000px;font-size: 0px;background:#DDF url(http://yowindow.com/img/logo.png) no-repeat scroll 50% 50%;"
>Desktop weather</a>
</object>

What did I miss ?????

Thanks
Hi ABQWX!

Try to remove the first line in your yowindow.xml as you can see in the screenshot and refresh your site (i'm not sure but i guess this could be the error):
YoWindow - possible error in yowindow.xml.jpg
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Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by ABQWX » Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:57 pm

Thanks for the reply -
I did what you suggested - BUT each time that file is generated it gets added.

Still looking for an answer

Ron

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Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by ikarus1969 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:18 am

ABQWX wrote:Thanks for the reply -
I did what you suggested - BUT each time that file is generated it gets added.

Still looking for an answer

Ron
And you do not have control over the generation process of this file?
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Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by ABQWX » Thu Apr 14, 2011 1:02 am

Just a thought - It is the widget version I have problem with -

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Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by Don » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:22 am

ABQWX wrote:Hi all,
I followed the tutorial and still can't get it right.
The XML file is being generated and uploaded to my website.
As is my own landscape. Landscape I can get to show but not the weather info from xml.
Any ideas ? Thanks in advance as it still shows NWS info.

here is the <object code I have been playing with.

<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://swf.yowindow.com/wimo/hpPal/hpPal.swf" width="600" height="300">
<param name="movie" value="http://swf.yowindow.com/wimo/hpPal/hpPal.swf"/>
<param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"/>
<param name="wmode" value="opaque"/>
<param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/>
<param name="flashvars"
value="location_id=gn:5454711&current_weather_url=http://cherokiwi.com/cumulus/yowindow.xml&landscape=http://cherokiwi.com/cumulus/landscapes/abq/abq.ywl"/>
<a href="http://yowindow.com?client=widget&link=stub"
style="width:600px;height:300px;display: block;text-indent: -50000px;font-size: 0px;background:#DDF url(http://yowindow.com/img/logo.png) no-repeat scroll 50% 50%;"
>Desktop weather</a>
</object>

What did I miss ?????

Thanks
Hello Ron,

The path to your xml file (highlighted above) is missing from the widget code on your website.

Don
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ABQWX

Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by ABQWX » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:27 am

Hi Don
Thanks for reply
I was tsting on another page - But I have put it back in the site page -

Will check on the info later.

http://www.cherokiwi.com/cumulus/wxyowindow.php

Ron

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Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by Don » Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:37 am

Ron,

Check your template (yo_cumulus.txt) and make sure the comment tags are not missing from this line.

<!-- your_PWS_name <#day>/<#month>/<#year> <#hour>:<#minute> -->
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PWS, Cumulus and yowindows online

Post by ABQWX » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:10 pm

Thanks Don and forum - It is now and has been running great -

This is sort of related -

Have had YoWindow for some time now and its great - On my webpage with my own background image all looks OK - when I goto fullscreen it shows text at the bottom right - Forcast from NWS - I use my own info from my PWS - how do I remove the misleading NWS text or change the nws to my station - Thanks

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Re: PWS, Cumulus and yowindow.xml online

Post by jmcmurry » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:40 pm

The forecast is from the NWS so that is correct. The actual conditions are from your station so the "Observed" time that you see will be based on the currency of that data.

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