Lightning Notes

A simple web-logging system in PHP using an XML database.

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A simple web-logging system, created as a proof-of-concept. Fully standards compliant and accessible, it is designed to quickly set up a functional and structured site to conveniently track related and unrelated items.

Written in PHP, using a flat-file, XML database, outputting an XHTML page with CSS skins.

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  • Text-input with Textile
  • XHTML-output with CSS skins
  • RDF-output for feed readers
  • Search and highlight search terms across entries
  • Search bookmarklet
  • Parsing OPML-feeds
  • Customizations through a config-file
  • Data stored in one XML-file


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Developers, Education, Information Technology, Science/Research

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