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Thursday, July 15, 2004 - Thu, 15 Jul 2004

After a fair bit of studying of RSS, I see that the basic XML used for RSS is relatively simple (no pun intended). My best bet is to write a program to scrape my own Blog the way I want to, and create an xml file in RSS format. I’ll pick RSS 0.91 since its specs are really all I need. … After an hour or so, I have a program to do so. It only took about 100 lines of code to do so. Verifying the result with an online RSS syntax checker, I quickly get the last few bugs out of it. Now, each time I update this blog, I’ll just have to run my blog2rss program to get a new .xml file to upload along with the blog. Required extra time: about 5 seconds.

It might be useful to outline what I found:

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