What controls the raw meta value?

Looking at Datahtm0.txt I see:

<TITLE>MESA, AZ - TNET Weather Station</TITLE>
<META NAME="KeyWords" CONTENT="weather,wind,rain,temperature">
<META NAME="GENERATOR" CONTENT="Mozilla/3.03Gold (Win95; I) [Netscape]">
 <meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" Content="no-cache">
 <meta http-equiv="Pragma" Content="no-cache">
 <meta http-equiv="Expires" Content="-1">

This matches up with the page that is generated… but. WD is thowing a Meta field on the top of the document
into an invalid area of the document like:

<META RAW MET DATA Dry, 8:00:35 PM,03/12/05,tmp 20.1,hum 47,dew 8.4,wav 0.0,wgt 0.0,dir WSW  243

It’s turned on by a check box on extra/misc settings see this thread http://discourse.weather-watch.com/t/8272

all i have found is how to set that raw data on or off, but not where to position it.

setup > extra settings - tick box about 2/3 down the page - “have the raw weather data appear on your web page for others to use”

it seems WD just puts it as the very first line - someone did query using my data once and they said they could see the raw data in the first line so would use that! so they must have a program to get the raw data that way.

beaten to it again!

Okay, now I know how to turn it off.

I thought that I could have it reinserted into the proper place by using the tag %rawdataheader% but I was wrong. The system apparently does not look for tags in the Datahtm0.txt file.

I was able to get the document type in though and hopefully, Brian can fix the insertion portion of his code so that the Meta raw data is put where it belongs in the HTML header.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<HTML lang="en-US">
<TITLE>MESA, AZ - TNET Weather Station</TITLE>
 <meta name="keyWords" content="TNET Services Inc, TNET, Weather, Mesa AZ, Mesa, wind, rain, 
 <meta http-equiv="Cache-Control" Content="no-cache">
 <meta http-equiv="Pragma" Content="no-cache">
 <meta http-equiv="Expires" Content="-1">

Perhaps it needs to be the very first line for a reason? I dunno. Even if it breaks HTML rules? if it gets moved we can see if anyone says they cannot get the raw data any more.

Is anybody using the raw data? What purpose does it serve?

I tried to use the raw data for my meso map of California stations and had so many problems I switched to using the clientraw.
The clientraw is usually updated more often making it a better candidate for my purposes, but I am curious if anyone uses the raw data for anything.

As mentioned earlier this was discussed in another thread and IIRC Brian did not weigh in on moving the raw data inside the .

I think one person is using my raw data on his site because I did not have WDL at the time so was not using the clientraw.txt - I will have to email him to see if he wants to switch.

Turns out you can hit a switch to allow tags to be seen in the Datahtm0.txt file. In the Web files page / setup screen near the bottom middle, there is a switch for “I want to use custom tags in my web page”. I turned it on and am attempting to get the data formatted correctly into a valid Meta tag.

Unfortunately, the %rawdataheader% generates non-formattable code to be used in a Meta tag

`" 10:50:38 AM,03/13/05,tmp 22.4,hum 38,dew 7.4,wav 2.6,wgt " 10:50:38 AM,03/13/05,tmp 22.4,hum 38,dew 7.4,wav 2.6,dir SSE 155

That is a strange response.

I am hoping to further the accessiblity and usefulness of WD for all users and simply pointing out areas that could easily be corrected so that they work the way they should.

If that is boring to you, perhaps no comment would be best.

sorry - not been a good day