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Okay, here's the deal.  I think my eyes are crossing from working on the computer for the past 6 hours (google maps api, twitter, etc).  Very frustrating.  Anyways, I'm having a problem that I think revolves with explode().


Go to: http://www.oldhatcreative.com/newohtestground/twitter/


Okay now hover over a link for someone.  Lets say oldhatcreative.  The link reads:

http://www.twitter.com/oldhatcreative</uri>    </author>

Obviously I don't want it to read like that, but I can't see to figure out how to strip out that </uri>    </author>.  By all accounts it should be there.


Second problem.  Hover over any of the links in the actual tweets.  They display as:


I want links to parse as normal html links...and they should.  If you go to http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=from%3aoldhatcreative and View Source, you'll see that twitter nicely puts that stuff into <a href="">...</a> tags for me!


Now for my code.


Relative Time Function
based on code from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11/how-do-i-calculate-relative-time/501415#501415
For use in the "Parse Twitter Feeds" code below
define("SECOND", 1);
define("MINUTE", 60 * SECOND);
define("HOUR", 60 * MINUTE);
define("DAY", 24 * HOUR);
define("MONTH", 30 * DAY);
function relativeTime($time)
$delta = strtotime('+2 hours') - $time;
if ($delta < 2 * MINUTE) {
	return "1 min ago";
if ($delta < 45 * MINUTE) {
	return floor($delta / MINUTE) . " min ago";
if ($delta < 90 * MINUTE) {
	return "1 hour ago";
if ($delta < 24 * HOUR) {
	return floor($delta / HOUR) . " hours ago";
if ($delta < 48 * HOUR) {
	return "yesterday";
if ($delta < 30 * DAY) {
	return floor($delta / DAY) . " days ago";
if ($delta < 12 * MONTH) {
	$months = floor($delta / DAY / 30);
	return $months <= 1 ? "1 month ago" : $months . " months ago";
} else {
	$years = floor($delta / DAY / 365);
	return $years <= 1 ? "1 year ago" : $years . " years ago";

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>


// Pull multiple acccounts by listing here.  Seperate with a space
$usernames = "dustinschmidt OldHatCreative ixdeb xxghostxx";

// Number of tweets to pull, IN TOTAL!
$limit = "15";

// Show usernames?  0=No, 1=Yes
$show = 1;

// POI: When using HTML, escape double-quotations like this:  \"

// This comes before the entire block of tweets
$prefix = "<h1>Old Hat Twitter Feeds</h1><ul>";

// This comes before each tweet on the feed.
$prefix_sub = "<li>";

// This comes after the username but before the tweet content.
$wedge = " says: ";

$suffix_sub = "</li>";

// This comes after the entire block of tweets.
$suffix = "</ul>";

// POI: Beyond here, have good PHP knowledge before altering

function parse_feed($usernames, $limit, $show, $prefix_sub, $wedge, $suffix_sub) {

// Use some regex to get the usernames correct
$usernames = str_replace(" ", "+OR+from%3A", $usernames);

// Push that into the feed
$feed = "http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=from%3a" . $usernames . "&rpp=" . $limit;
$feed = file_get_contents($feed);
$feed = str_replace("&", "&", $feed);
$feed = str_replace("&alt;a href="", "<a href=\"", $feed);
$feed = str_replace("">", "\">", $feed);
$feed = str_replace("</a>", "</a>", $feed);
$feed = str_replace("<", "<", $feed);
$feed = str_replace(">", ">", $feed);
$clean = explode("<entry>", $feed);
$amount = count($clean) - 1;

for ($i = 1; $i <= $amount; $i++) {

	$entry_close = explode("</entry>", $clean[$i]);
	$clean_content_1 = explode("<content type=\"html\">", $entry_close[0]);
	$clean_content = explode("</content>", $clean_content_1[1]);
	$clean_name_2 = explode("<name>", $entry_close[0]);
	$clean_name_1 = explode("(", $clean_name_2[1]);
	$clean_name = explode(")</name>", $clean_name_1[1]);
	$clean_user = explode(" {", $clean_name_2[1]);
	$clean_lower_user = strtolower($clean_user[0]);
	$clean_uri_1 = explode("<uri>", $entry_close[0]);
	$clean_uri = explode("</uri>", $clean_uri_1[1]);
	$clean_time_1 = explode("<published>", $entry_close[0]);
	$clean_time = explode("</published>", $clean_time_1[1]);
	$unix_time = strtotime($clean_time[0]);
	$pretty_time = relativeTime($unix_time);

	$super_clean_name_2 = $clean_name[1];
	$super_clean_name_1 = explode (".com/", $super_clean_name_2);
	$super_clean_name = $super_clean_name_1[1];

	echo $prefix_sub;
	if ($show >= 1) {
		echo "<a href=\"http://www.twitter.com/" . $super_clean_name . "\">" . $super_clean_name . "</a> " . $wedge;

	echo $clean_content[0];
	echo $suffix_sub;


echo $prefix;
parse_feed($usernames, $limit, $show, $prefix_sub, $wedge, $suffix_sub);
echo $suffix;



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I'm not really familiar with the structure, and it's hard to decipher someone else's code but the easiest solution would be just to use strip_tags.


$super_clean_name = strip_tags($super_clean_name_1[1]);

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I'm not really familiar with the structure, and it's hard to decipher someone else's code but the easiest solution would be just to use strip_tags.


$super_clean_name = strip_tags($super_clean_name_1[1]);


Awesome, AlexWD.  Like I said, my brain is shutting down. Completely spaced on the php strip_tag() function. 


Anyone have any ideas on the second problem?  I can't figure out why <a href""> tags would be thrown at the end of my domain name. 

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Whoops, forgot to address your second problem :P


You're gonna want to use echo html_entity_decode(). Ex:


echo html_entity_decode($clean_content[0]);

Because if you look at their source they use html entities for the quotes inside the a tag.

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