how it works is simple... i pull the .xml from the site then convert it to a text file. Then take whatever information is between the <title> tags and send it to rr as a label.
I'm gonna test it out when a few more traffic feeds today. Then maybe i'll try a movie feed (any sites u recommend?). If all goes well i'll package it up and release today.
First of all - awesome again.... And I know RSS is usually about parsing data which is usually in a better format than scraping a page.
So lets use for example news headlines. If there is a subject line - then more detail. Is it possible like in your example the subject line is shown - almost like a list item - ... then a select could popup a skin popup to exapand the greater details.
Here is what would be kewl and think would make your life easy "I think" - is if you simply had the killer extracter, aka RSS reader. Since each site is somewhat different maybe you read and simply throw stuff in TAGS as CHUNKS of data ..... So we'd have CHUNK_0 CHUNK_1 CHUNK_2 CHUNK_3...
Then put the burden on the skinner based upon the RSS feed they use to allign those chunks into a viewable skin page. But your reader would grab the pertinent data chunks.
Then once we had a few RSS feeds under our belt maybe certain delimiters and requests could be changes on your reader to make the CHUNKS more sensible.
Does this seem fair? or possible?
Again - great work ... I will be watching closely. Heck the areas I'd love to snag would be STOCKS, MOVIE TIMES, NEWS HEADLINES, SPORTS SCORES..
We know that RSS feeds for all of those exist and are so light weight and will be AWESOME in RR...
Thanks so much .... let me know. I'd be happy to alpha/beta your work as well.
RSS sites are freakin EVERYWHERE with killer data ....
Almost everything on YAHOO comes in an RSS flavor as well... For a stock detail example:
You have to love this one ---
But I am looking for the RSS feed that has movie theatres for local listings - had this and simply need to find it...
Still not down to the local theatres and zip - but the MSN RSS directory:
i see where you're going.... and some of those things "could" be acheivable, but i think what would really be better in your case is a skinnable "RSS READER" plugin. My autoit plugin has no gui, all its doin is parsing the xml data and sending it to rr as labels. a full-on rr plugin would would embed into RR an display various rss feeds(sorta like meedio did). I've been foolin around with the plugin interface and maybe i'll take this on as my first big project, but for now lemme get the traffic side tested
Yea - pretty odd but added a load and the skin page simply wont load. Odd. I can bring it up with skin-editor and looks fine.
I could rebuild the skin - no issue - could you explain the backend a little more for us so maybe I could do that. Meaning when - how the autoit script runs (I did not see a button on the skin page for it)... and then how are you loading the data into the TAGS.
Looking forward to using it but still kinda odd why the page won't load - it looks legit?