Bloody AFL website – take 2

On March 20, 2007, in AFL Ladder, by tom

EDIT: I have a new version in the works, it allows you to select between 3 different sources for the widget to use for fetching the ladder data. I’m hedging my bets on the fact that it is hightly unlikely that all 3 sources change their website layouts at the same time! It’s going through the final stages of testing and should be out in time for the first round.

No sooner do I release a new “fixed” version of the widget for season 2007 then the bloody AFL go and change things on me again!

The AFL Ladder Widget v1.5.0 has been updated for 2007 to use a new ladder data link from the AFL Website. This link was active during development of the widget. However soon after releasing it, the link has stopped producing valid data, resulting in the “Error with Data� message reported by the widget.

The page reference I found the ladder on has even stopped displaying the ladder but hasn’t disappeared entirely, which leads me to hope that the ladder will start working at the address once the season starts.

I am aware of this problem and monitoring the situation, but the widget might not be ready in time for the start of the season, it might depend on when the AFL brings their own ladder on line or me giving up on the AFL site and using a different source for the data.


One Response to Bloody AFL website – take 2

  1. Pony says:

    The AFL must have the worst website on the web. Trying to find TV broadcast times takes ages and the path seems to change everytime I go there.

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