Hi Tom,

I am not sure about XML, since I use JSON - it has a much lower
over-the-wire data size, and its easier to parse.

Let me know if the code works for you.

-Joel

On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 10:55 AM, Tom Fitzgerald <ccexpe...@gmail.com> wrote:

>
> I appreciate the reply Joel. I'll give it a try. I also tried just
> downloading from the stream api with the curl command line. However I
> kept getting 'malformed xml' errors. It was weird, each tweet would
> have the <?xml ... tag before it. That ring any bells with you? Same
> thing with JSON format but it was a different error, still malformed.
> All I'm doing is
>
> curl http://stream.twitter.com/spritzer.xml -uuser:pass
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> is the exact line I get before
> every status. If I manually clean up the XML (or JSON) it works great.
>
> On Aug 2, 7:10 pm, Joel Strellner <j...@twitturly.com> wrote:
> > Other than my username and password, this is an example that I know is
> > working:
> >
> > <?php
> > $count = 1;
> > $startparsing = false;
> >
> > $keyword_needles[] = 'twitter';
> > $keyword_needles[] = 'keyword2';
> > $keyword_needles[] = 'keyword3';
> > $keyword_needles[] = 'keyword4';
> >
> > // if your keywords have spaces, they must be urlencoded (twitter does
> > not support phrases, only the first keyword will be used, the space
> > character and after will be ignored)
> > foreach ($keyword_needles AS $i=>$needle) {
> >     $keyword_needles[$i] = urlencode($needle);
> >
> > }
> >
> > $poststr = 'track=' . implode(',', $keyword_needles);
> > $fp = fsockopen("stream.twitter.com", 80, $errno, $errstr, 10);
> > if (!$fp) {
> >     echo "$errstr ($errno)\n";
> >
> > } else {
> >
> >     $out = "POST /track.json HTTP/1.1\r\n";
> >     $out .= "Host: stream.twitter.com\r\n";
> >     $out .= "User-Agent: YourUserAgent\r\n";
> >     $out .= "Referer:http://yourdomain.com\r\n";;
> >     $out .= "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";
> >     $out .= "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode
> > ("username:password")."\r\n";
> >     $out .= "Content-length: " . strlen($poststr) . "\r\n";
> >     $out .= "Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";
> >     $out .= $poststr . "\r\n\r\n";
> >
> >     fwrite($fp, $out);
> >     while (!feof($fp)) {
> >         $line = fgets($fp, 4096);
> >         if ($startparsing) {
> >             if (trim($line) != '') {
> >                 echo trim($line) . "\n";
> >                 $tweet_obj = json_decode(trim($line));
> >                 // do your stuff here
> >             }
> >         }
> >         else {
> >             // view the header lines: uncomment the below line
> >             echo trim($line) . "\n";
> >
> >             $header_arr[] = $line;
> >             $headercount = count($header_arr)-1;
> >
> >             if (trim($header_arr[$headercount]) == '') {
> >                 $startparsing = true;
> >                 $count = 1;
> >                 unset($header_arr, $headercount);
> >             }
> >         }
> >         if (trim($line) != '') $count++;
> >     }
> >     fclose($fp);}
> >
> > ?>
> >
> > The only changes I made was to echo things out and I added a keyword
> > that I was sure would have volume - twitter.  It did take a little bit
> > of time to connect.  I am assuming that that is because of their
> > current load though, and not the script.
> >
> > On Aug 2, 2:25 am, Tom Fitzgerald <ccexpe...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > >Joel,
> >
> > > For some reason when I try your code I get a timeout error. Any
> > > suggestions? What you have is exactly what I'm looking for. It could
> > > really help me out a jam, thanks!
> >
> > > On Jul 27, 4:02 pm,JoelStrellner <j...@twitturly.com> wrote:
> >
> > > > Here is a working example of how to do /track:
> >
> > > > $count = 1;
> > > > $startparsing = false;
> >
> > > > $keyword_needles[] = 'keyword1';
> > > > $keyword_needles[] = 'keyword2';
> > > > $keyword_needles[] = 'keyword3';
> > > > $keyword_needles[] = 'keyword4';
> >
> > > > // if your keywords have spaces, they must be urlencoded (twitter
> does not
> > > > support phrases, only the first keyword will be used, the space
> character
> > > > and after will be ignored)
> > > > foreach ($keyword_needles AS $i=>$needle) {
> > > >     $keyword_needles[$i] = urlencode($needle);
> >
> > > > }
> >
> > > > $poststr = 'track=' . implode(',', $keyword_needles);
> > > > $fp = fsockopen("stream.twitter.com", 80, $errno, $errstr, 30);
> > > > if (!$fp) {
> > > >     echo "$errstr ($errno)\n";} else {
> >
> > > >     $out = "POST /track.json HTTP/1.1\r\n";
> > > >     $out .= "Host: stream.twitter.com\r\n";
> > > >     $out .= "User-Agent: YourUserAgent\r\n";
> > > >     $out .= "Referer:http://yourdomain.com\r\n";;
> > > >     $out .= "Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded\r\n";
> > > >     $out .= "Authorization: Basic " .
> > > > base64_encode("username:password")."\r\n";
> > > >     $out .= "Content-length: " . strlen($poststr) . "\r\n";
> > > >     $out .= "Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";
> > > >     $out .= $poststr . "\r\n\r\n";
> >
> > > >     fwrite($fp, $out);
> > > >     while (!feof($fp)) {
> > > >         $line = fgets($fp, 4096);
> > > >         if ($startparsing) {
> > > >             if (trim($line) != '') {
> > > >                 //echo trim($line) . "\n";
> > > >                 $tweet_obj = json_decode(trim($line));
> > > >                 // do your stuff here
> > > >             }
> > > >         }
> > > >         else {
> > > >             // view the header lines: uncomment the below line
> > > >             //echo trim($line) . "\n";
> >
> > > >             $header_arr[] = $line;
> > > >             $headercount = count($header_arr)-1;
> >
> > > >             if (trim($header_arr[$headercount]) == '') {
> > > >                 $startparsing = true;
> > > >                 $count = 1;
> > > >                 unset($header_arr, $headercount);
> > > >             }
> > > >         }
> > > >         if (trim($line) != '') $count++;
> > > >     }
> > > >     fclose($fp);
> >
> > > > }
> > > > On Mon, Jul 27, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Joseph <northwest...@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> > > > > I am trying to use the track streaming API, but I'm having trouble
> > > > > with the syntax. The example shows how to use a tracking list
> stored
> > > > > in a file in the format: track = word1, word2, etc..
> >
> > > > > I tried the following (following a successful fsockopen call to
> > > > > stream.twitter.api:
> >
> > > > > POST /track.json track = Palin, #fubar HTTP/1.1 Host:
> > > > > stream.twitter.com User-Agent: UserAgent Authorization: Basic
> > > > > cGXybmFzc3TzZGV2OlBhcm5hMzT1Mzl4MDMz Connection: Close
> >
> > > > > and I am getting the following error code: HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request
> >
> > > > > The actual relevant test PHP code is:
> >
> > > > > $fp = fsockopen($url, 80, $errno, $errstr, 30);
> > > > > if (!$fp) {
> > > > >    echo "$errstr ($errno)\n";
> > > > > } else {
> > > > >    echo "file handle: ".$fp."<br/>";
> > > > >    $header = "POST /track.json track = $trackTerms HTTP/1.1\r\n";
> > > > >    $header .= "Host: stream.twitter.com\r\n";
> > > > >    $header .= "User-Agent: UserAgent\r\n";
> > > > >    $header .= "Authorization: Basic " . base64_encode($twitUsername
> .
> > > > > ':' . $twitPwd)."\r\n";
> > > > >    $header .= "Connection: Close\r\n\r\n";
> > > > >    echo $header."<br/>";
> > > > >    fwrite($fp, $header);
> > > > >    $line = fgets($fp, 4096);
> > > > >    echo $line;
> > > > >    fclose($fp);
> > > > > }
>

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