IO Report # 71 (2002-12-27)

This report was submitted by FA Ari

December 27 , 2002

Internet Office News

This week was fairly busier than the past few, which is nice to see activity picking up. IOA Alex Foley is working on a brand new project called SquadFirst, a PHP-run template for creating TC Squadron homepages, including a news system, roster, competitions page, and more. The idea comes from VA Grail Soulchaser's previous ASP version of a system like this. SquadFirst will hopefully be a way to encourage more people to sign up for MinosNIC PHP+MySQL hosting.

IOA Turtle is currently working on making some changes to the backend of the EHNet Login Service. These changes will make it much easier to interact with client sites. Important: If you would like to use the EHNet Login Service on your site, which will make user authentication on your site much easier (plus it's one less user/pass for people to remember) - please contact the IO or IOA Turtle. This new version will be using XML to interact with the login authentication system, with code I've provided parsing the XML.

IOAs Jam3z and CyberGuy have the new design for the Shadow Academy site, and are waiting on HM Mage for a few bits of information before they can begin coding.

It's been pointed out to me that the link for the EH Images Archive doesn't work. I've emailed FA AbsoluteK about this, as he currently hosts the IA, and hopefully he should be getting back to me shortly.

And most importantly, our new IO project will be: the redesign of the EH domain. This means that first we will need to conceive a design. Due to the significance of this, we will need the best and the brightest of web design and artistry in the EH. My CA, AD Leeson, will be inquiring around the EH for talented artists to participate, as he is heading the Graphics Design team of the project. Once a layout is decided upon, I will be heading the Web Design team for the implementation of the site. Hopefully this will be completed as soon as possible. The Graphics Design team already consists of AD Leeson, IOA Alex Foley and FA Priyum.

Also, I've awarded to IOA Turtle Jerrar the Commendation of Excellence, an award that was long overdue to him, for his superb work on EHNet and MinosNIC. Congrats!

Emperor's Hammer: Site of the Week

This week's SOTW is the brand new Order of Battle by Ender mBind. This 4 star site can be found at

Internet Office Links

Internet Office Poll

Would you use the EHNet Login Service on your site?

  • Yes, that'd make it much easier for me
  • No, everything has to be my way!
  • I don't have a site or don't know how to code.


Code Snippet of the Week

XML Parsing with PHP

A PHP snippet by IO Ari that is the ultimate solution to parsing XML files in PHP. A modified version of this is going into the new EHNet Login System.

You can find the full code for this snippet, along with many others, at the IO Code Archive!



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