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Best RSS modules and techniques?by xdg (Monsignor)
|on Aug 23, 2005 at 11:36 UTC||Need Help??|
xdg has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I tried Super Search to see if this had been discussed, but most of the deluge of RSS questions seem to consist of "I'm trying to scrape RSS and I'm clueless, please help" so I gave up in frustration. Apologies if I missed something obvious somewhere.
I'm not clueless and I've been working with RSS for a while now (c.f Code for Perlmonks XML to RSS), and I'm a little frustrated with various incompatibilties and breakage that I encounter dealing with people's feeds. I'm currently using combinations of XML::RSS and XML::RAI -- though largely because that's what I started with. So my questions are these:
On that last point, I'll share my own helpful snippet. I'm currently doing a rather hackish bit with a regex and HTML::Entities::Numbered to fix up some of the broken encodings that I'm commonly finding on various feeds that was breaking XML::Parser. YMMV.
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