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Hackpad.tw to SayIt importer

  1. Create a new instance at mySociety SayIt, or use an existing instance.
  2. Click Import Speeches to show the /import/akomantoso screen.
  3. Enter the URL http://pad.archive.tw/ followed by Hackpad.tw source URL (with no spaces in-between) to import the section.

For example, for the original Hackpad.tw URL at https://hackpad.tw/3geqPxWXfD9 the corresponding import URL is http://pad.archive.tw/https://hackpad.tw/3geqPxWXfD9 — you can view it in browser to preview the XML structure (cache updated every minute).


Transcript format:

Optionally indicate video start time with hourglass symbol and ISO 8601 timestamp on its own line: ⌛ 2015-10-01T18:51:00

Speaker’s name on its own line, ending with a colon. Optionally add relative timecode (hh:mm:ss) after colon.

Speech content follows the speaker’s name as indented text and/or bullet items.

(Parenthesised non-indented lines are nonverbal actions.)


Heading 1 denotes sub-sections.

To adjust or delete existing sections, just re-import a pad with the same title text (a different URL is OK) and select Replace them in the import screen.