[aprssig] APRS Developers: tocalls.txt has now been formatted for XML style

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Wed Jul 24 17:45:41 EDT 2019


I'm sorry, Bob, but that is not an useful XML format. Each element would 
have to be enclosed in tags, something like this (not a pretty-printed 
version, sorry):


This has probably been forgotten about, but I've formatted tocalls.txt 
contents (along with mic-e type code data) to YAML which is 
machine-readable *and* nicer to edit by hand than XML:


and also provided a converter script which converts that to both XML *and* 
JSON which is a bit more popular than XML in most developer circles these 
days. It also validates that the files are parseable.


This is what aprs.fi (and probably some other apps) are using now as a 
machine-readable format.

On Wed, 24 Jul 2019, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> Paul Dufresne VE3OTB has urged me to convert the TOCALLS.TXT file to
> something readable in XML so that APRS developers can automatically read
> the file.  It does not have all the header stuff, but should work?
> http://aprs.org/aprs11/tocalls.txt
> He noticed that APRS.fi is working from an old tocalls file.
> He figures he is not the only one that would benefit.
> And I think Lynn has had similar frustrations.
> Bob
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   - Hessu

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