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Re: Jabber RSS Reader

by thraxil (Prior)
on Jun 10, 2004 at 15:31 UTC ( #363107=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Jabber RSS Reader

the Jabber stuff is pretty neat, but you've written a very rude RSS aggregator.

you appear to be fetching the entire feed every single time without taking advantage of things like Etags and If-Modified-Since headers.

you could improve things significantly by making use of LWP's mirror() instead of get(). that will handle conditional requests for you automatically.

it's also a good idea to make sure you support all the HTTP return codes properly.

and fetching feeds every 5 minutes is way too frequent. some sites, like slashdot, will ban your reader if it hits them more often than once per hour.

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