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Need a CGI RSS Parser

10:22 pm on Aug 15, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I am trying to get news feeds to work on my website. I do not know anything about them so I have been reading around. Anyhow....I think I would like to have a cgi-bin rss feed. I want it to look like the content was provided by my site not by someone else..I also want search engines to see my contents so java is out.

Can some one help me?

4:40 am on Aug 16, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Adva, welcome to Webmasterworld [webmasterworld.com].

The only RSS parse in CGI that I know is:

Others like Magpie or Carp are written in PHP.

3:43 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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If you have Linux/Unix, login via SSH or Telnet and try the following:

shell> perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan> install XML::RSS

This will install an XML RSS parser. Then you can use the following in your CGI (Perl) program:


# import packages
use XML::RSS;
use LWP::Simple;

# initialize object
$rss = new XML::RSS();

# get RSS data
$raw = get('http://www.slashdot.org/index.rss');

# parse RSS feed

# print HTML header and page
print "Content-Type: text/html\n\n";
print "<html><head><basefont face=Arial size=8></head><body>"; print "<table width=300 border=1 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=5>"; print "<tr><td align=center bgcolor=Silver>" . $rss->channel('title') .
print "<tr><td>";

# print titles and URLs of news items
foreach my $item (@{$rss->{'items'}})
$title = $item->{'title'};
$url = $item->{'link'};
print "<a href=\"$url\">$title</a><p\>"; }

# print footers
print "</td></tr>";
print "</table>";
print "</body></html>";

3:49 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is that English? SO SORRY...I am not getting it. I will try to go over your post step by step and see if I can figure it out. IS there any possible way I can get you to help me?

Thanks so much!

3:51 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for the warm welcome! I am trying to design the site myself.

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Be nice :-) I have designed it myself and am trying to get it finished.

[edited by: tedster at 3:05 pm (utc) on Aug. 19, 2005]

8:55 am on Aug 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I havent tried it but this may help.
It generates a javascript that lets you use the feed.