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RDFGrabber
Newbies Posted by Curtis Yanko on Friday September 20, 05:44PM, 2002
from the this-is-supposed-to-be-easy dept.
Has anybody had any success using RDFGrabber to display Squishdot headlines? I use Squishdot to manage several projects (one per project) and one that is a high-level look at all projects.

I want to be able to show the master's headlines in each project and each projects headlines in a 'dashboard' view of all projects. Basicly, my own internal syndication of Squish sites.

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    Re: RDFGrabber
    by Alex Harden on Tuesday September 24, 06:57PM, 2002
    I use the RDF Summary product to grab headlines from Slashdot and MoreOver, as well as a friend's GeekLog site. I just tested it against my Squishdot site's default RDF file and it works fine.
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    • Re: RDFGrabber
      by Curtis Yanko on Monday September 30, 04:47PM, 2002
      Ok, I got that to work. The only hitch was that I couldn't retrieve the 'Channel'. The traceback said that it was a 'protected' item.

      I removed the Channel from the DTML method that was in the RDFSummary readme file and it works fine. I poked around the security to see why I couldn't access it and even set the proxy up to Manager but it still didn't work. No biggie to me because I don't need it, just curious at this point.

      Now I need to understand how to make the feeds update automaticly. How are people handling this? I'm thinking I need to add the call to the add_posting code to update the RDFSummarry for that feed.
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      • Re: RDFGrabber
        by Alex Harden on Monday September 30, 05:21PM, 2002
        I used the author's suggestion of using lynx in a cron job to update each RDF Summary instance.

        from http://www.zope.org/Members/EIONET/RDFSummary/README.html:
        If you want your Site Summary to import data on a regular basis, you can write a program which updates the channel by doing a GET on the update method as in:

        lynx -source http://www.mysite.com/slashdot/update >/dev/null

        Generally, it's polite to ask the owner of the RSS file if you can use their file, and also not to retrieve it more than once per hour.
        I run the job once and hour and it works well for my site.
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    • Re: RDFGrabber
      by Curtis Yanko on Wednesday October 02, 08:35PM, 2002
      Has anyone modified the default RDF (or is it RDFGrabber) to allow visibility to Squish items like 'Subject'?
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    Re: RDFGrabber
    by Curtis Yanko on Monday September 30, 01:32PM, 2002
    Ok, I'll give that a try... but I might be back.
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    Re: RDFGrabber
    by Deb on Thursday October 24, 07:58PM, 2002
    Does anybody have the code necessary to write the little program to update feeds on a Windows platform (not just Linux)?
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