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Author Topic: Legends XML Dump Suggestions  (Read 2216 times)

Parker147

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Legends XML Dump Suggestions
« on: December 21, 2010, 07:40:15 pm »

With version 34 we got some new XML data, but I don't like the way that we were given some of it. I want to give a suggestion on how to go about changing it so that it would be easier to use. Also, including a list of all the missing data from the XML as a reference for myself and for others.

Issue: Unnecessary Historical Figure / Entity / Site Link Properties
Description:
      -We already have events that relate to these properties, mostly. The data is missing though as shown below.
      -If loading XML in order and building links as you go, link properties reference historical figures/entities that haven't been loaded yet.
      -If the data for those events were to be filled in, we would still be missing a way to build the Parent/Child relationship since there is no birth event.
      -HF to HF and Site links are only the most current, doesnít contain previous links. Entity links do though contain previous links.
Suggestion: Remove the entity link / historical figure / site link properties from historical figures and let the add/remove link events cover this data. Add simple Mother/Father properties to make up for the lack of a birth event. This will allow for creating a complete history of links.

Issue: Missing XML Data
Description: I've listed below all data that is needed to complete the XML so that legends mode can be 100% remade from the XML. Some of the major data that I thought wasn't intentionally left out I put into this bug report.
Spoiler: Missing Data (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: March 11, 2012, 01:41:44 pm by Parker147 »
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Parker147

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Re: Legends XML Dump Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2012, 01:50:54 pm »

Updated this after v34 changes. Removed a number of suggestions that I wanted and replaced with just the necessary data that we need to remake legends mode 100% from the XML.
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Re: Legends XML Dump Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 09:44:02 am »

Bump because this guy made a phenomenal tool that makes legends mode actually fun instead of incomprehensible.  Anything that comes from his mouth is pure gold.
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