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    Quote Originally Posted by kolemieux View Post
    AWESOME ---

    I just mentioned this to Guino again today --- please release My birthday is coming...

    For grins could you test with a stock - or movies feed and just maybe show how it would look. Will the feed data then be var'd to tags or is this just being embedded?

    I know your goal here is traffic reports but RR for me was just begggging for an RSS reader since the data is so light weight, easy on cell/wireless speeds, and just tons of it.

    Any chance you could show us a stab at a feed like that or give us something to sample.

    AAAAAAWESOME WORK!!!!!!! THANKS!!!
    Technically all this really is is an rss reader.... so theorectically it should be able to read from any rss feed. The only limitation is the amount of space you have to read the data inside an rr skin. As you can see from my screenshots i've only got 9 lines of traffic info that would fit on one page. You could have an unlimited number of pages of course.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostreception View Post
    i think guino is gonna use the gas data to zipcode for weather so im sure he can add a variable that polls the nearest current zip if not its and easy mod
    once thats done i should be able to dynamically change the rss feed based on zip
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    Thumbs up RR RSS Reader...

    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.

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    Technically all this really is is an rss reader.... so theorectically it should be able to read from any rss feed. The only limitation is the amount of space you have to read the data inside an rr skin. As you can see from my screenshots i've only got 9 lines of traffic info that would fit on one page. You could have an unlimited number of pages of course.

    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.

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    Sonic RSS heaven ...

    Sonic ---

    RSS sites are freakin EVERYWHERE with killer data ....

    http://my.yahoo.com/s/about/rss/index.html

    Movies
    http://movies.yahoo.com/rss
    http://movies.go.com/rss

    Almost everything on YAHOO comes in an RSS flavor as well... For a stock detail example:
    http://finance.yahoo.com/rss/headline?s=MSFT
    http://finance.yahoo.com/rss/headline?s=NT

    Interesting here
    http://feeds.feedburner.com/Funfurde

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    Sonic --

    You have to love this one ---

    http://asp.usatoday.com/marketing/rs...spx?POE=FOOTER

    But I am looking for the RSS feed that has movie theatres for local listings - had this and simply need to find it...

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    MSN RSS Links..

    Still not down to the local theatres and zip - but the MSN RSS directory:

    http://rss.msn.com/default.armx

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    Sonic --

    You have to love this one ---

    http://asp.usatoday.com/marketing/rs...spx?POE=FOOTER

    But I am looking for the RSS feed that has movie theatres for local listings - had this and simply need to find it...

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    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
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    I went ahead and packaged what i have so far. Good luck with it.. Check first post!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonicxtacy02 View Post
    I went ahead and packaged what i have so far. Good luck with it.. Check first post!
    Man I can't get anything to load up

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    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?


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