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11-26-2008 @ 11:06AM
With this new information, I will be making long overdue updates to http://www.wow-achievements.com over the next couple days!
11-26-2008 @ 3:06PM
Please update a blog or something if you figure out what they're doing - right now it looks all unfriendly and ajax-y, not nice parseable XML files like I had hoped for, like their other files on the Armory.
11-26-2008 @ 3:41PM
I have figured out what they are doing, however yes, grabbing the info is going to be hard... however I have found the source that I want... just have to find out how to extract it :)I'm amazing, I'll figure it out lol.
11-27-2008 @ 11:28AM
It doesn't seem any more difficult than anything else. Pick your HTTP library of choice (I'm a Ruby guy, so Net::HTTP), set your UA to Firefox so you get XML instead of having the XSL applied server-side, then go get the data you want.Appending &c=[id] to the character-achievements.xml URL gives you the detail view for each category. The IDs are listed in the summary URL.I love the Armory for this stuff. You know the "API" (even though it may not be an official API) is going to have all the data you need because they eat their own dog food with it.
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