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Using RSS/ATOM to extract feeds from older content
Is there a way to access archival RSS data?

 8:23 pm on Jul 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Looking to create an archive of RSS articles/teasers from 1-2 sites. I use RSS quite a bit, but never bothered trying to access older material. Anyone ever tried accessing older content (say 1-2 months, 1-2 years, etc.) via a sites RSS feed? Any way to do it?





 11:34 pm on Jul 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld cfbif.

This thread might help you out: Short guide to include RSS on your website [webmasterworld.com]


 11:42 pm on Jul 17, 2009 (gmt 0)

Thanks Bill. I've been able to access and parse the RSS from these sites.

What I'm just starting to research is how I can go about accessing older content via the same RSS feed. For example, the Rotten Tomatoes News feed displays 20+ posts dating back to 07/15/2009 right now. Any ideas on how I'd go about pulling back an RSS feed from Rotten Tomatoes (or any other site) that includes all articles for the past month, 2 months, 1 year, or longer?

Thanks again.



 5:52 am on Jul 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Unless they offer it in the feed or an alternative feed, no.


 2:31 pm on Jul 18, 2009 (gmt 0)

Gotcha, thanks Bill. Sounds like I'll need to contact the owners of the RSS feeds to see if they'd be open to giving me access to an alternative feed.

Website scraping is also an alternative, I guess, but I'd rather not go that route if I can avoid it.

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