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Calumet College Softball RSS Feed

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 9:14 pm
by Dale Ray
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There has been a lot of discussion lately about generating RSS feeds with Coranto. See this thread for a fairly long discussion of the topic.

I have used the methods discussed in that thread to create the RSS feed linked above. Use your favorite RSS viewer/reader to view it.

My thanks to musicvid, Parahead, and the others who participated in the discussion about RSS feeds.

Use the forum search feature if you want to see more info on RSS and Coranto, there are many threads on this topic.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2006 10:41 pm
by Musicvid
I have used the methods discussed in that thread to create the RSS feed linked above.

Best thing is, it validates! I see you used css to give it an html-like output, I'll be looking into that.
My thanks to musicvid, Parahead, and the others who participated in the discussion about RSS feeds.

Glad that is working on your site. Speaking of which, I really like the clean layout and red/gray color theme.

Dale, I would appreciate any feedback you may have over time, and any issues you may see with active addons. I am esp. curious if it works with Maginot, since I do not have that one on my 1.31.5 installation. Also, thanks for seeing the need for this and for starting the thread!

Here's a suggestion: Put something like this in your home page html <head> section:
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<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml"
 title="CCSJ Softball News"
 href="http://www.deadlink.info/ccsjsb_rss_feed.xml">

This will allow many feedbots like Yahoo, MSN and Google to find and list your feed, (Yahoo will even put hit and subscriber stats in your server logs), and Firefox will be able to put your feed in a Live Bookmark right on your personal toolbar. This stuff is so cool!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 7:03 am
by Dale Ray
Best thing is, it validates! I see you used css to give it an html-like output, I'll be looking into that.


It doesn't make sense to create a feed that doesn't validate. I added the feed so that visitors who use RSS readers that automatically check for updates can use it to keep up with the team (mostly players relatives). Some RSS readers/aggregators will ignore the css file, but I included it anyway.

Speaking of which, I really like the clean layout and red/gray color theme.


The site is done in the college's colors. They are a lot easier to work with than some I have done. See this site (make sure your popup blocker is on, it's a free Tripod site). That team had pink and black as their colors. (It is hard to believe that I did that site almost ten years ago)

As far as the layout for the CCSJ softball site, I tried to make it load quick and have a consistent appearance.

I don't anticipate addons adversely effecting building an RSS feed with a profile, style, and template since this is the most basic way to build a static file in Coranto. You could use a Maginot profile to build static pages for each item if you wanted. I don't anticipate my site getting enough traffic to make me want to stop using viewnews.cgi to display single items.

I have added the link meta tag to the head section of my main page.

Thanks for the feedback.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2006 2:49 pm
by Musicvid
It doesn't make sense to create a feed that doesn't validate.

It would seem that way, but if only Yahoo, Google, New York Times, LA Times, and Associated Press subscribed to that logic ...

That's right, I could not find one major US news service that cares enough about the RSS spec to conform to it. Seems they are all determined to do it their own way...

In fact, the only major news service feeds I could find that validate without complaint are the Brits -- BBC and Reuters.

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:12 pm
by Dale Ray
The feed at:

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Is being built with the Feed Builder addon now.

See this thread for more information about the addon.