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Is it possible to get rss URLs automatically?

     
3:21 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I want to display content from another site using a feed. I've just implemented the feed reader functionality and relevant PHP script. But the websites from which I will pop the content have a different feed for each page. I am loathe to find and insert each feed manually for each of our web pages! Is it possible to use a reader or other function to identify the RSS feed associated with a specific page and feed it automatically? Is there any way to get rss URLs automatically or get an index or list of all rss belonging to a website?
4:49 pm on Jan 23, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Not unless it is published on their site. There is no universal way of rss discovery. There are a few default pages, but not for entire categories or subsets. Each site is unique in that list.
1:47 am on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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If they've added RSS Autodiscovery [rssboard.org] it may be possible as well.
11:51 am on Jan 24, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Thanks, RSS Auto-discovery is a useful tool but it doesn’t resolve my problem completely. I still have to find out which pages of each site have an RSS feed. Is there any way to get a list of a site’s urls with RSS feeds automatically?
12:59 am on Jan 25, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Nope. Brett was spot on in his advice. If they haven't listed them for you or implemented autodiscovery then the only other way would be to ask them for a complete list.
 

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