Setting up rss feeds

Discussion in 'Coding Help' started by Big D, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    To be honest I'd not used magpie before yesterday very handy to set up and run with a bit of php knowledge

    You may be interested in the international aspect of Last RSS
  2. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    bloody hell ... just saw this thread has 585 views ? ... not bad considering it was only created yesterday
  3. ghost

    ghost New Member

    wood and trees

    Found the problem with my last Rss feeds
    yes it was encoding . the site example I gave was built with html and php scripts on seperate pages , I had placed the document character encoding
    on the php page instead of the html page.
    I only noticed when I viewed the demo thanks forbairt .
  4. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    no problem :)

    Character Encoding was the bane of my existance about 4 years ago when I started working on a multilingual website application featuring about 13 languages .. UG ... :D
  5. ghost

    ghost New Member

    624 and counting

    624 and counting
    I am not surprised This was a Good Tutorial on RSS set up and should be up graded to Sticky.
    has my vote.
  6. Big D

    Big D New Member


    'scuse my ignorance in this, but I too am having problems with Irish newsfeeds where the letters have accents, like the `e' in RTE and `i' in Gardai.

    My problem is that I don't know what you mean by the `encoding' and where I would find it - is it part of the doctype?
  7. ghost

    ghost New Member

    UTF Encoding

    I am using last rss and if everything else is set up right placing the following code in the head of your html document should do the trick.
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    if not post again and I will direct you to the rest of the code for last rss.
  8. Big D

    Big D New Member


    I am using Magpie and this is the line of coding i have in my header:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="application/xhtml+xml; charset=utf-8" />

    I swapped it with the line you suggested but to no avail.

    Does my problem lie with using Magpie perhaps?
  9. ghost

    ghost New Member

    Sorry Big D I have not used Magpie before ,so I cant help you with that.
    But heres the low down on Last RSS I use this because I find it simple to set up .
    you can download from here. this is the class file.
    Here is the code to use in your page or as an include page.
    I have set my cache directory to ./Temp'; change this to suit your system.
    cache_time = 14000; // (4hrs)
    and Items limit = 5
    you will also notice I have a style for the table table class="rss_section"

    function ShowOneRSS($url) {
    if (
    $rs $rss->get($url)) {
    '<h2><a href="'.$rs['link'].'">'.$rs['title']."</a></h2>\n";
    foreach (
    $rs['items'] as $item) {
    '<li><a href="'.$item['link'].'" title="'.$item['description'].'">'.$item['title'].'</a></li>';
    if (
    $rs['items_count'] <= 0) { echo "<li>Sorry, no items found in the RSS file :-(</li>"; }
    // ===
    // include lastRSS
    include "lastRSS.php";
    // List of RSS URLs
    $rss_left = array(
    $rss_right = array(
    // Create lastRSS object
    $rss = new lastRSS;
    // Set cache dir, cache interval and character encoding
    $rss->cache_dir './Temp';
    $rss->cache_time 14000// (4hrs)
    $rss->cp '';
    $rss->items_limit 5;
    // Show all rss files
    echo '<table class="rss_section" cellpadding="5" border="0"><tr><td width="50%" valign="top">';
    foreach (
    $rss_left as $urlShowOneRSS($url);
    '</td><td width="50%" valign="top">';
    foreach (
    $rss_right as $urlShowOneRSS($url);
    You can view mine here St Columba's Hurling Club,Renmore Galway GAA bottom of the home page.
  10. Big D

    Big D New Member


    Ghost, thanks for that - I will look at last rss and your code tomorrow, but I reckon it could take me hours to figure this out whilst a wizard webmaster could sort it in seconds - I am setting up a new web page and also trying to convert Library Ireland: Irish History and Culture to the same format so I think I'll need to get some expert help to ensure I don't make some grave error - if I can get someone to check my code and css template then I'll get them to sort the feed problem as well.

    Thanks again for the replies.

  11. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    Its an encoding issue .. or more precisely .. you are using an older version of magpie (that includes numerous encoding issues) .. hence its throwing up issues
  12. satimis

    satimis New Member

    Hi folks,

    I have been searching the whole World for a solution to my problem.

    What I need is to integrate RSS feed news to my website which is hoisted on my own server, so that visitors while browsing my website can read news on their PCs.

    What shall I do? Where shall I start? If the feeds include vedio clips can the visitors display vedio on their PCs?

    Besides I have scoller/text marquee running on my website. The same is modified on;

    Cross Browser marquee
    Dynamic Drive DHTML Scripts- Cross Browser marquee

    Cross Browser marquee II
    Dynamic Drive DHTML Scripts- Cross Browser marquee II

    They are written in javascript. Whether I can make use of them. If YES, then HOW? TIA

    I have been searching javascript parser and I found;

    Javascript Parser Combinators
    Bluish Coder: Javascript Parser Combinators

    Parsing JavaScript with SpiderMonkey
    Parsing JavaScript with SpiderMonkey (

    Cross Platform XML Parsing in JavaScript
    XML for <SCRIPT> Cross Platform XML Parser in JavaScript

    Which of them shall I use? Please shed me some light. TIA


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