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Cocomo & PHP

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I'm trying to use Cocomo with an existing PHP web site. But I
can't seem to get the classes to work. Any suggestions?



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Hi There,



I'm not the PHP expert here (Raff should be around tomorrow
to help answer) - but it seems what you're trying to do is create a
new room. Are you getting any error back here? A couple of things -
I think you need to log into the cocomo service, and here you're
only supplying your account URL (no username and password). It also
seems as though you need to supply a roomName, and optionally a
template from which to build a room.



Anyhow, as I say, I'm not the expert, just trying to suggest
some directions to try. Tomorrow, Raff should be able to be of more
help.



hope that helps

nigel

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Employee
In your example you don't login.



The correct sequence to create a room should be:



$pc_acccount = new CocomoAccount("
http://connectnow.acrobat.com/cyberview/");

$pc_account->login($username, $password);



$pc_account->createRoom($roomName);



/* or */



$pc_account->createRoom($roomName, $template);



The external authentication example for php shows you some
real code, but it's specific to external authentication.



Also, for each language, php included, there is a "main"
application (bottom of the script) that allow you to use the script
as a standalone (commandline) application to manage your account,
but it will also show how to use the different APIs.



In this particular case look at lines 613-614 for getting the
CocomoAccount object and line 629 for room creation.







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Level 1
Hello Raff,



Now I receive two error messages. I'm not sure what I'm doing
wrong. Below are the error messages and the sample code. Your help
is very appreciated.



Parse error: parse error, expecting `T_OLD_FUNCTION' or
`T_FUNCTION' or `T_VAR' or `'}'' in
/home/www/ecyberview/cocomo/cocomo.php on line 35



Fatal error: Cannot instantiate non-existent class: cocomo in
/home/www/ecyberview/cocomo/index.php on line 114

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Employee
Hmmm, I just tried your example and it works for me (apart
that you have an extra letter in the fist $pc_account - spelled
$pc_acccount)



What version of PHP are you using ? I have developed and
tested with PHP 5. Not sure if it would work in PHP 4 (for sure the
error in line 35 is because PHP < 5 doesn't support 'const' -
you could try to change it to a variable and see how far you get)



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Level 1
Ahh... I'm running PHP Version: 4.3.2



In the cocomo.php file, I changed the //private $authURL; to
var $authURL;



Now it doesn't like like like Line 56: if (Cocomo::$DEBUG)
echo "$resp\n";

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Employee
As I said the code was written for PHP 5, that has been out
for a while now so I thought it was a safe bet 🙂



You need to do a little more to make it work on PHP 4 but
this maybe will help:




http://www.webmaster-talk.com/php-forum/78717-differences-between-php4-and-php5.html



I think the things to look for are:



- Class constructors

- Method and properties visibility

- constants (do I use constant ? I don't remember 🙂



hope this helps, or maybe you could thing about updating to
PHP 5