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12:31 am on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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i NEED TO GET SOFTWARE WHICH ALLOWS ME TO CREATE FEEDS

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8:56 am on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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qcgrant, welcome to webmasterworld [webmasterworld.com].

Well there are numerous types of RSS software available. What function do you need the software to perform?

Does it need to create/write a feed?
Does it need to read/parse a feed?
Is the feed to be read by a website, or on your own computer?
Are you trying to let other sites use your feed?
What language would you want the program in?

1:20 pm on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I would like users of my website to create their own feeds, somewhat like , create free classify ads online,
10:41 pm on Jan 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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It really isn't all that hard. What you are really doing is creating an XML file that has a standard. That file is then placed on the server and RSS readers can hit the URL of the XML file and parse it out to the screen.

What type of server side scripting are you using, it is going to be hard for anyone to help without that info.

9:26 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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is there any easy perl script out there that can just convert simple html to xml...?
10:02 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what program do i get to have user post their own, rss feeds on to my site something like rss community.
10:59 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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RE: Is there any easy perl script out there that can just convert simple html to xml...?

Probably not. It would be a complex thing to do. The reason being is what tag in the html page gets made into the title for the RSS link? Or which HTML tag gets used for the description for the RSS? Or which HTML would be the URL to the link items in the feed? Or which tag would tell the program where one item from the feed begins and where on ends? If you are not dealing with objects then you will find this hard.

For dynamic feeds what you want is a script on your server that grabs specific pages you want feeded and puts their info into an XML file and then makes that available to readers.

If you want a static one then just write it in XML, probably would take less to do it that way then do it all in HTML and then convert it. The format for the file is everywhere and it is simple to create a file.

RE:
what program do i get to have user post their own, rss feeds on to my site something like rss community.

I am sure what ever RSS community is using is something they had built for them or built themselves, I doubt there is software out there that will make your website have all the feature of another.

11:28 pm on Jan 26, 2006 (gmt 0)

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HOW DO I CREATE A COMMUNITY USING RSS?
7:46 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Not sure what that means?!?! A community of what? I think you are confused about what RSS is or does.
7:59 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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what i want to do is, allow users to post ads using rss/xml. on my website
8:13 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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So you want them to be able to post ads on their own, lets say on their blog or own website, and you would want your site to display the contents of their feed?

If that is the case it seems like you will need a parser, and a way to have users add their feed to your list?

For setting up a parser w/ a template you can try what is said here: [webmasterworld.com...]

8:24 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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thanks for you help, i will give it a try
12:23 am on Feb 4, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I tried the above, but it did not work.
What am looking for is a program which allow users to add the own feeds in the form of ads.
After they have added the feeds, it would appear on one page as

ex.
Colour seeks.............
1. white seeks ............
2. black seeks ..........

and so on

I need everything to be done automatically via my web server.

 

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