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Making RSS but staying on same website



4:21 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone had a client that wants RSS feeds on their site, but doesn't want their readers to leave their site? I have a client that wants his customers to stay on his site and read the content there vs clicking on a RSS'd link and going directly to the source.

Is there anything that I can do for him? Is this some software or something I could use? I was thinking maybe if I gave a "original source" link or something like that would be suffice in giving credit where credit is do.

Any thoughts?


8:37 pm on Jan 2, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I suppose no one has done something like this before?


6:41 am on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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well i found out that this basically can't be down without some sort of caching program, which a friend of mine is working on. there are other ways around it with the WordPress software that kind of handles what i was looking for in case anyone cares:)


9:17 pm on Jan 5, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Actually, the RSS 2.0 Specification supports consuming a web feed in part or in whole without going offsite using the channel cloud element.

Using the channel's optional cloud element requires the use of an XML Web Service to do so. A web service can for example get any number of feed items, return the content to the page, and then transform the XML to HTML styled to be compliant with the page where the content will be displayed.


9:29 pm on Jan 6, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what kind of web services are you referring to?


4:11 am on Jan 7, 2006 (gmt 0)


6:10 am on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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You will probably find for many feeds, displaying the full article on your site would be against the terms of use. Most give only a few lines of the article with a ... so that the user visits their site to read the rest of the article. That is pretty much the idea.

There are some options in terms of caching and robots, but they are not straightforward.


7:50 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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There is agreat tutorial located here:

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