Here's a project
September 27, 2000 9:18 PM   Subscribe

Here's a project for anyone who knows xml and has a bit of time to spare...
posted by Bane (8 comments total)
What ever happened to not advertising your own site in link posts/comments? You could have just written out the thought here instead of putting it on your site and linking it - it's short enough. Also, I'd assume producing an XML feed for everything2 would be a job for the everything2 webmaster(s).
posted by tomorama at 9:49 PM on September 27, 2000

Bane, you're gonna see that little counter spin, but you'll pay for it with with many flames herein.

Why don't you post your message at Astounding Websites. You'll likely receive some helpful advice without people getting all over your case for your sinful auto-posting.
posted by aladfar at 10:01 PM on September 27, 2000

Well they already (presumably) have a netscape RDF file as it's available as a Slashbox. Just a current list of new nodes; it's not XML. What other features do you want though?

Of course I don't like Everything2 much, they've spoiled with time, and i've talked about that elsewhere.
posted by holloway at 10:10 PM on September 27, 2000

Bane, if you must post a link to your own site, and you just can't resist. Please, at least, put some content on the site.
posted by fatbaq at 6:10 AM on September 28, 2000

I wasn't posting a link to my site... I just figured I'd write it out there rather than waste bandwidth on a post with no links...By no means am I advertising my site, in fact I don't want to advertise it anywhere right now.. it's not finished...If you're really so anal about it I could write it in plain text... believe me, I know the rules of metafilter.
Anyways, as for a more detailed explanaition of what I'm looking for, I want to be able to have a little window that is constantly refreshed with the newest nodes.. (perhaps some server-push gymnastics would be best here).. I don't know the first thing about xml (well okay, maybe the first thing), so I don't really have more input than that... but I was wondering about netscape's "channels" feature, does anyone have info on that? Could that be used in a likewise manner?

posted by Bane at 6:50 AM on September 28, 2000

Netscape's channels use RSS, a subset of XML. With a Perl script you could get it to download every 30 minutes or so and display it in a Tk/Gtk+/Win32 window. YMMV. Take a look at this for example. If you're not a programmer, tough beans. Learn.
posted by ar0n at 7:09 AM on September 28, 2000

I am a programmer.I just don't know xml..As it happens, actually I'm learning it in my CIS course at the college in febuary... but I wasn't actually thinking someone would write one, but if there was all these people making similar ones for deepleap and whatnot, I'm sure it wouldn't take much to change an existing one... I just knew that the authors of such programs read MF...Why does everything have to turn into a debate here?
posted by Bane at 9:17 PM on September 28, 2000

Why does everything have to turn into a debate here?

Isn't that what the discussion boards are *for*?

posted by Mars Saxman at 9:36 AM on September 29, 2000

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