View Full Version : Advanced RSS Ticker (Ajax Invocation): Called with an empty time parameter

08-08-2007, 04:39 PM
1) Script Title: Advanced RSS Ticker (Ajax Invocation)

2) Script URL (on DD): http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex17/rsstickerajax/index.htm

3) Describe problem: Keep getting this error:

Error fetching remote RSS feed!

Warning: strtotime() [function.strtotime]: Called with an empty time parameter. in C:\...\lastrss\lastRSS.php on line 159

Then all the items in the feed are displayed.

When I use the demo.htm file, the CNN feed gives this error, but the BBC feed loads correctly.

08-08-2007, 07:17 PM
Are you running this script on a Windows server? I'm not sure about compatibility of LastRSS (http://lastrss.oslab.net/) with Windows servers.

08-08-2007, 07:32 PM
I am running it under Windows Apache 2.0. As I said the using the demo.htm file, the CNN feed produces the error and the BBC feed does not; it runs properly.

I've tried the script with Atom and XML formats and still the same error.

08-08-2007, 07:55 PM
It will eventually move to a LAMP installation, where I have it working just fine. I am doing testing for now. The first time I installed it, it worked under the WAMP installation. This time it's giving me fits.

08-08-2007, 08:39 PM
As mentioned, I don't have much experience with Windows, but my guess is, LastRSS isn't fully compatible in this environment. In LAMP, you shouldn't have any problems.

08-09-2007, 11:11 AM
Why is it different? Do you have an idea of what could possibly be happening?

Why does the BBC feed work and the CNN one not? Is there a difference in the feeds?

I've never had a problem moving a DD script from WAMP to LAMP before. What could be the problem?