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xml rss feed

 5:14 am on Jan 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hello and thanks inadvance:

I have tried to use someone else rss feed and incorporated the xml code in my web page but it didn't work.

What should I do? Just cody and paste the code made available fromthe service?

It didn't work that way...




 9:54 am on Jan 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

How did you incorporate the xml code in your web page? Did you use a script to parse the xml code?


 2:30 pm on Jan 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

nope... :)

I just pasted it. So I guess I shuld look for a simple php script...do you have one that goes well with Search Engine positioning?

One that does not create unfriendly URL?



 7:14 pm on Jan 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

Any comment?


 8:38 pm on Feb 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Actually I wanted to do this and pulled my hair out for a while. I finally found a service that is very affordable that does it for you. Check out "Jawfish: RSS to JavaScript, frames or iframes."

They offer a service and generate the code for you so you just copy it and paste in your site.

[edited by: DaveAtIFG at 5:46 am (utc) on Feb. 8, 2004]
[edit reason] Edited link [/edit]


 12:04 am on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Though it may not be your intent this thread has the air of a lurking forum spammer. I suggest you take down the link to the site where one has to pay for RSS feed assistance. Posting such links usually violates WW TOS.


 3:21 am on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Totally agree!

Do you think anybody should pay for an rss feed? They are already linking to your site and doing you a favour with Google and the rest of the pack!

Thanks for your time but I am really looking for a FREE solution...(but no javascript...spider won't ready it anyway....)


 1:36 pm on Feb 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

XML code won't show in most browsers. IE will let you view it with the XML parser installed but it will show in it's native XML format. If you meant that you pasted in code that used RSS/RDF then that's a different story. XML code will look something like

<title>Today's Top Story #1</title>
<byline>Roger Dodger</byline>
<title>Today's Top Story #2</title>
<byline>Melissa McGrath</byline>

In order to incorporate the content into your web page you'll need to run it through a parser of somesort. You can build one or download one.

If, however, you've got code that makes a call to the feed source website then you could have one of two things going on. The code/feed could be broken or you are getting data returned to you but in XML format.

Also, you noted that you got the code from someone else. If the code was given in exchange for payment there may be an IP checker on the feed. In other words, they know who paid for the feed and will only let requests for their data through if the IP matches what they have on record.

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