Comments for XML parser class

20 Jun 2007 03:36 bodolfo

Good work!
Your XML-parser is really good work.

Thank you for providing it free and so helping to level up the quality of the internet.

It's just what I was looking for to develop a SOAP-client.

You should mention that application on the phpclasses.org page, too.

Thank you very much. :) And keep on.

23 Nov 2005 14:03 mlemos

Re: A pity


> His point, which I think you're still

> missing, is that people might be

> interested in giving your software a

> look, crediting you (most people in the

> OS community will), and even giving you

> mention. But he (and others) are kept

> from even assessing the code's worth by

> sites like PHPClasses.

>

> I write PHP for a living, and NEVER use

> nor recommend their site. If you have a

> valid piece of code you want to share

> openly, why bother with sites like that?

> You could have the cure for cancer in

> code form, but I and many others will

> skip over it because we DON'T HAVE THE

> TIME and DON'T WANT THE SPAM (from you

> OR PHPClasses' advertisers)!

There is a big misunderstanding. The PHP Classes site does not impose the login requirement. That is an option that any author can enable or not on a file by file basis, as it is explained in the site FAQ (http://www.phpclasses.org/faq/#subscribe-to-download).

As you may realize by now, it is always up to the authors that voluntarily submit their packages to the site. If they keep the login requirement it is because it serves their interests.

Nobody that subscribes to the site receives any spam. You only fear that the site or anybody else will send spam after you subscribe, because you never subscribed. Your fear does not have foundation on the reality.

The PHP Classes is a reputed site that exists since 1999. It has near 300,000 subscribers, and is growing at a rate of over 7,600 new subscribers a month. The reason why it attracts so many users is because it published over 2,700 classes of objects contributed by more than 1,200 authors.

So, as you may understand by now, the only one that is loosing by refusing to join the site is yourself. It only depends on you to stop excluding yourself from benefit from the resources provided by the site.

23 Nov 2005 12:34 JKCole

Re: A pity
His point, which I think you're still missing, is that people might be interested in giving your software a look, crediting you (most people in the OS community will), and even giving you mention. But he (and others) are kept from even assessing the code's worth by sites like PHPClasses.

I write PHP for a living, and NEVER use nor recommend their site. If you have a valid piece of code you want to share openly, why bother with sites like that? You could have the cure for cancer in code form, but I and many others will skip over it because we DON'T HAVE THE TIME and DON'T WANT THE SPAM (from you OR PHPClasses' advertisers)!

14 Oct 2003 18:45 mlemos

Re: A pity

> so what is it (that i have to register)
> good for then anyway?

Registering serves several purposes, including, but not limited, to discourage authors with intentions to commit fraud in the top downloads by creating many accounts. But for the users that are interested, registering allows to site to keep track of the packages that they download, so when those packages are updated they can be notified about the new releases.

> look, i am looking for a piece of
> software that i can use instead of
> reinventing the wheel one more time.
>
> therefore i have to look at the source
> code. most of the time a quick glance
> tells me if it is worth working with or
> not.
>
> i cant spend all day creating accouts
> just to get a quick peek at someones
> software. after a few of those
> experiences i usually decide to write it
> myself.
>
> i am very much willing to give you my
> (regularly read) email address, if i
> really _use_ your code.
>
> but not for a quick look at it. it
> simlply consumes too much time.

Sorry, with the time that you already consumed with this pointless complaint, you could have already created many accounts to download the classes that you want to try.

11 Sep 2003 11:21 the_orcish_mage

Re: A pity

>
> I am the author of these and other
> classes and the whole site. I
> don´t know why do you problem with
> creating an account to access the site.
> Anyway, you don´t have to supply
> your personal details to subscribe. If
> you have anything to hide about
> yourself, just put in fake personal
> details. You only have to provide a
> valid reachable e-mail address. If you
> don´t want to reveal your main
> e-mail address, just create an e-mail
> account in some free e-mail service.
>


so what is it (that i have to register) good for then anyway?

look, i am looking for a piece of software that i can use instead of reinventing the wheel one more time.

therefore i have to look at the source code. most of the time a quick glance tells me if it is worth working with or not.

i cant spend all day creating accouts just to get a quick peek at someones software. after a few of those experiences i usually decide to write it myself.

i am very much willing to give you my (regularly read) email address, if i really _use_ your code.

but not for a quick look at it. it simlply consumes too much time.

16 May 2002 23:31 mlemos

Re: A pity

>
> I'm sick of all these sites requiring
> registration just so they can sell my
> e-mail address to the closests spam
>


I don't know where you live so I don't know what laws apply to your country. But as a manager of the site, even if I wanted I could not sell users private data including e-mail addresses because I am European. In the European community it is forbidden by law to sell or otherwise share users private data stored in computers.

Even if I could, I never had any intention to do it, as it is stated in the site privacy policy:

http://www.phpclasses.org/browse.html/login/login.html?policy=1

>
> house. Just let me have the file and
> stop requiring my precious e-mail
> address!
> I get enough spam already.
>
>


Letting files be downloaded without requiring user login is a decision of each author. Since I am the author if this class, I can tell you that since most users just demand the authors code just like you do and hardly evever thank the authors for giving away their work for free, at least we deserve the compensation of having the downloads be properly accounted and our classes ranked based on the number of unique real users that download them.

So, I am not motivated to open an exception and give you the code without logging in the site, especially because your demanding attitude as if we humble free software developers have the duty to give away our work, even less to people that rudely make false accusations of selling the subscriber addresses.

Next time, think about respecting more free software developers work and at least say "please" when you ask for our software.

13 May 2002 11:17 stealthboy2600

Re: A pity

I'm sick of all these sites requiring registration just so they can sell my e-mail address to the closests spam house. Just let me have the file and stop requiring my precious e-mail address!
I get enough spam already.


>
> % What's truly a pity is that the
> site
> % seems to be broken.
> %
> % Just putting a simple download
> link
> % would have avoided ALL this
> trouble.
> %
> % Bleah.
>
>
> The site is overloaded due to its
> overwhealming success among the PHP
> community.<br>
>
> I am working day and night to move it
> to a more capable hosting service while
> I am adapting the way that the site
> serve its content so it can be mirrored
> world-wide for which there have been
> plenty of requests.<br>
>
> Meanwhile, please be patient and try
> again.
>


18 Feb 2002 05:17 mlemos

Re: A pity

> What's truly a pity is that the site
> seems to be broken.
>
> Just putting a simple download link
> would have avoided ALL this trouble.
>
> Bleah.


The site is overloaded due to its overwhealming success among the PHP community.<br>

I am working day and night to move it to a more capable hosting service while I am adapting the way that the site serve its content so it can be mirrored world-wide for which there have been plenty of requests.<br>

Meanwhile, please be patient and try again.

18 Feb 2002 04:58 thebard758

Re: A pity

>
> % What a pity the author has chosen
> to
> % require you to give away personal
> % details in order to download the
> % software.
>
>
> I am the author of these and other
> classes and the whole site. I
> don´t know why do you problem with
> creating an account to access the site.
> Anyway, you don´t have to supply
> your personal details to subscribe. If
> you have anything to hide about
> yourself, just put in fake personal
> details. You only have to provide a
> valid reachable e-mail address. If you
> don´t want to reveal your main
> e-mail address, just create an e-mail
> account in some free e-mail service.
>

What's truly a pity is that the site seems to be broken.

Just putting a simple download link would have avoided ALL this trouble.

Bleah.

27 Sep 2001 13:26 mlemos

Re: A pity

> What a pity the author has chosen to
> require you to give away personal
> details in order to download the
> software.


I am the author of these and other classes and the whole site. I don´t know why do you problem with creating an account to access the site. Anyway, you don´t have to supply your personal details to subscribe. If you have anything to hide about yourself, just put in fake personal details. You only have to provide a valid reachable e-mail address. If you don´t want to reveal your main e-mail address, just create an e-mail account in some free e-mail service.

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