Self contained in one class, and fully customizable
A few years ago, I wrote on the whiteboard above my desk 'Build a login script'. It sat there in the corner, along with a few other ideas, some have since been completed, some have been long forgotten. As I said in my last entry, I just learned how to work with XML, and what I learned inspired me to finally upgrade my Simple User Authentication script to work with multiple users. I've done more than just extend the script however - I have created a fully functional, fully independent user authentication class. Include it, load the XML file, and you're good to go.
Shoulda learned this ages ago...
I promised myself I wouldn't update Digital Gemstones until I'd filed my tax returns, and now that that's finally out of the way, I've got several things to talk about, so expect more articles in the coming days. To get started, I just finished reading No Nonsense XML Web Development With PHP, which covered the topic of XML quite excellently.
And with this, I declare the blog fully operational.
Alright! No doubt I'll keep making updates from time to time, but I think I have a nearly fully functional blog now, with the ability for users to submit comments! It's pretty straightforward, but I'm going to break down some of the work I did for the hell of it. In the meantime, I invite you all to leave your thoughts. Some basic notes, you're welcome to put a link to your website in the website form, but both it and the [url] BBCode will include rel="nofollow" tags to stop bots from following the links. Hopefully this will discourage anyone from posting just to improve their pagerank, and will help fight spam. Also, your email address will never be displayed to the general public, though I may use it to contact you if I feel you had a comment worthy of followup.