Okay folks – here’s the companion piece of code to the bib parser I posted a few weeks ago!
As with the previous code, this is alpha at best and should be treated as such. However, if you have any suggestions then please feed them back to me.
As well as specifying your own $url, you can also tweak the $maxResults value to determine just how many results you’ll actually get back. This will override the npp value in the URL — this means you should be able to lift a keyword search URL from HIP (which might just return sets of 10 or 20 at a time) and get the script to actually bring back as many results as you want (e.g. 100 or 1,000).
Just picture it:
…you’re shortlisted for a data support job at the BBC
…you turn up for the interview and they ask you to wait in reception, so you sit down and try to relax as best you can
…someone walks up to you and asks if you are “Guy …” something — you’re nervous and you didn’t quite catch the surname, so you say “yes” (because your first name is Guy) and they say “follow me”
…you follow the person and they lead you into a television studio and ask you to sit down in that chair over there
…you decide that this must be some type of role-playing situation and you wait to see what happens next
…someone who looks suspiciously like a TV news presenter turns to you and the job interview begins!
Unfortunately for Guy Goma, this would turn out to be no ordinary job interview!
It’s been a while since I last updated the Hitchcock DVD Site, so it’s high time for a bit of news!
To be honest, if I’d realised that there’d be well over 500 separate Hitchcock related DVD releases out there by 2006, I’m not entirely sure I would have started the site in the first place