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Re: [CQ-Contest] [YCCC] real time score reporting in rdx

To: "Michael K. Loukides" <mikel@oreilly.com>,David Robbins K1TTT <k1ttt@arrl.net>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] [YCCC] real time score reporting in rdx
From: Bruce Horn <bhorn@hornucopia.com>
Date: Sun, 12 Mar 2006 18:50:00 -0800
List-post: <mailto:cq-contest@contesting.com>
Hi Mike,

At 09:28 AM 3/12/2006, Michael K. Loukides wrote:
>Note that the "official" RDX site has its own real-time score
>reporting system, and they're inviting people to participate.
>So if you really want to watch the horse race, looks like you'll have
>to watch two channels at once.

I was contacted by the RDXC webmaster about cooperating with their 
scoreboard. We're currently working on automatically posting real time 
results posted via the XML method to the RDXC scoreboard. The method used 
by the RDXC (web form or URL-embedded parameters) is dependent on 
contesters taking the time during the contest to manually post their 
current scores, while the XML-based method we've been experimenting with 
for the past 6 months works in conjunction with the contester's logging 
software to automatically post results at regular intervals.

Our goal is to work through the process of agreeing on a definition for the 
XML data so that it can be used by anyone interested in communicating 
scores in real time. By establishing a standard, contest logging software 
authors, scoreboard operators and others will won't have to create a 
variety of versions to accommodate different methods.

Information about the XML effort can be found at:

73 de Bruce, WA7BNM   (bhorn@hornucopia.com) 

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