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Adding/Editing RSS items

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Msg#: 510 posted 11:02 pm on Mar 13, 2006 (gmt 0)

I have been trying to find a good ASP script to select a specific RSS item (XML element?), load it up in an form on an ASP page, and then allow the viewer to edit and save this. I also want to be able to add a new item. I don't know if this is possible, as I can't even figure out the first step of loading the desired elements up in input boxes on a form. Can someone tell me what the process is of doing this, please? I'm sure it's simple, but I'm shooting in the dark (keep hitting my own foot!).




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Msg#: 510 posted 2:12 pm on Mar 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

I haven't received any responses, and I'm wondering if I should repost this. It's really an important question to so many RSS users, and I'm assuming there is a solution out there, but I can't find it.

Can someone please suggest something to me? This is for a non-profit organization, and I think I should turn this over to the pros if I can't help them, but budget is a major concern.

Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to manage this.



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Msg#: 510 posted 8:19 am on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

how is the feed generated? if from a database it would be a hell of a lot easier to edit the db data and recreate the feed than to edit the xml file directly.


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Msg#: 510 posted 9:01 am on Mar 31, 2006 (gmt 0)

Like mikesmith above I think you need to consider the role of a database.

If the rss file comes from another site's feed then use the MSXML4 component read it, split the feed up into header and items and store them in database tables. You then write some pretty standard routines to view, edit, and insert records into a database. And at the end you write a page to read the database and rebuild the rss feed from the stored header and items.

It is possible to do the whole thing on the fly using the MSXML4 component but why complicate the solution by trying to do that.

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