[SUCS Devel] Idea for use of society.swan.ac.uk website

Chris Jones rollercow at sucs.org
Tue Jan 8 08:47:57 GMT 2008

Chris Jones wrote:
> On 6 Jul 2007, at 15:49, Justin Mitchell wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 06, 2007 at 11:35:51AM +0100, Chris Jones wrote:
>>> Thus I propose that we redevelop society.swan.ac.uk to list ALL clubs
>>> and societies (AU or SU) with a simple page for each which the group
>>> in question can maintain, just a basic template which can be filled
>>> out, with a couple of photos, some text and a couple of contact
>>> details, name, email, phone for example and a link to the groups main
>>> web-site (if they have one).
>> or should we just not try and leave it open in a wiki style
> I seem to remember from experiments last year that LIS's active  
> directory is exposed as a LDAP server, I'm sure with a bit of effort  
> we could authenticate people against that... thus people only need to  
> remember there normal student passwords.
So, following that theme... as a prototype I've setup -

Authentication is possible with any LIS open access account, or SUCS login.

Theres still a lot of work to do both in terms of making it look and
work better and filling it with content... but lots of that should be
fairly programmable...

For instance, to get a list of AU clubs and there AU pages...

import urllib2
from BeautifulSoup import BeautifulSoup
page = urllib2.urlopen("http://suau.co.uk/minisites/index.php?cat_id=45")
soup = BeautifulSoup(page)
for incident in soup('a', title="Click here to go to the minisite"):
    print incident.contents
    print "http://www.suau.co.uk"+incident['href']

So... Anyone interested? Any suggestions/ideas?

Note: The edit/login doesn't yet have SSL

Chris Jones, SUCS Admin

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