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Friendly PM Offline Reading

by saintmike (Vicar)
on Aug 08, 2004 at 18:28 UTC ( #381077=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

Is there a way to quickly download the newest nodes along with all their responses in one page for later offline reading? Sometimes this would be useful, like when I'm on a plane or train for numerous hours.

There was a discussion on this (Reading PerlMonks offline) a while ago, which resulted in a script pulling down individual nodes. But this approach seems like it's a waste of bandwidth and would impose unnecessary stress on the PM servers if used by too many people.

Is there an API that lets you fetch a range of nodes in, say XML format?

Comment on Friendly PM Offline Reading
Re: Friendly PM Offline Reading
by cchampion (Curate) on Aug 08, 2004 at 18:43 UTC
Re: Friendly PM Offline Reading
by exussum0 (Vicar) on Aug 08, 2004 at 19:02 UTC
    FYI, this is of the new features in katterbox that I'm currently working on. It's not 100% there yet, but is definitely usable and out in the current version, (20040801).

    Bart: God, Schmod. I want my monkey-man.

Re: Friendly PM Offline Reading
by theorbtwo (Prior) on Aug 09, 2004 at 10:08 UTC

    If you've got a decent newsreader, you can use Perlmonks -> NNTP gateway. Note that that won't give you everything a client built for PM specificly can give you, because NNTP's model and PM's model don't quite mesh all the time. However, it does have the advantage of actually working, mostly, and having all the features that your NNTP client has. Note that the gateway is unidirectional.


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