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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...
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]
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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!
<title>Today's Top Story #1</title>
<title>Today's Top Story #2</title>
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.