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August 23rd, 2007, 08:00 PM #1Displaying xml feeds on sites
What is the best method and software to parse xml feeds and have them displayed on your site?
August 23rd, 2007, 11:53 PM #2
There are a number of free services, and software you can use to convert xml feeds to include in a website. I've used RSStoHTML (www.rss2html.com) before, and some others. Just do a search for "rss to ..." etc in google.
Last edited by MoneyBusiness; August 24th, 2007 at 12:05 AM.
August 24th, 2007, 09:23 AM #3
August 24th, 2007, 10:49 AM #4Originally Posted by buy-tees
"RSS is defined as Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary. RSS files are formed as XML files and are designed to provide content summaries (via feeds) of news, blogs, forums or website content."
He wants to parse XML feeds, which is what RSS is. Those programs only need the URL of the XML file, and some settings to format the code for insertion into his page/code.
August 24th, 2007, 10:51 AM #5
Yeah RSS is XML - but that doesn't mean XML is RSS :P
August 24th, 2007, 11:12 AM #6
Of course, nobody said it was. Also, your earlier statement is right:
August 24th, 2007, 12:52 PM #7
He wants to parse XML feeds, which is what RSS is.
The OP didn't say anything about RSS. I'd love to see rss2html read my XML api.
August 24th, 2007, 12:59 PM #8
Excellent, So either
1. hand code in php or asp, and-or
3. have a remote service that does the same as 2, but on their server.
Are those the options or am I missing some.
August 24th, 2007, 01:19 PM #9
Adrian, you are right in your assumptions with your raw XML feeds. This feed that you're talking about, is it a simple XML/text/doc/etc file, that has XML content (i'm assuming it is since you mentioned it as a 'raw' feed)?
Is it stored locally, or can it be accessed via a URL? If so, then the above RSS scripts, or services will work (see their samples, or do a small test to see for yourself), or you can develop your own from scratch. I've got it running on a few sites now, and it works like a charm...
Best of luck in however you decide to parse it.
October 10th, 2007, 02:37 PM #10
Thanks for the help, I finally got the actual feed url and am ready to try this. This xml feed is designed to be used as a search box that then spits back the xml from that keyword query. They look like search results but are in fact ppc ads.
Here's what the xml feed url looks like:
I want to have the results display on the page based on a keyword variable or that I hard code rather than through a search box.
I'm not a coder and so am still a bit confused. Could you guys help show me how this might be done more specifically.
I can pm you the precise full url to actually try it out if that will help.
October 10th, 2007, 02:50 PM #11
I know that both ASP.NET and SQL Server have built in methods to handle XML. If you load you XML into a SQL Server table you can query the data in the XML just like a normal SQL Table/Column query.
October 13th, 2007, 04:00 PM #12Originally Posted by patrick24601
This is an xml search feed that I want to hard code the search term and have if submitted so when the page forms, it displays the search term results from the xml feed query.
October 13th, 2007, 04:42 PM #13
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October 14th, 2007, 01:26 PM #14
Thanks for the tips, it appears that the results of the xml feed do not validate (whatever that means)
This is largely why none of the parsing methods have worked so far.
October 25th, 2007, 01:01 PM #15
OK, so the feed is valid but it has custom tags, that is why these standardized feed parsers don't work. So how can I map the custom tags to have the feed display according to the style I want?
I would ideally like to pull with php so that it will be search engine friendly.
Does anyone have any suggestions at this point?
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