[Standards] Pub/Sub & RSS

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Thu May 22 03:11:43 UTC 2008

On 05/21/2008 6:26 PM, Kelly S wrote:
> Hi all. I am just getting back into XMPP after a few years away from
> it and I am digging into the Pub/Sub XEP. I am looking for a bit of
> feedback. I am writting the service which will pull data from RSS and
> "publish" it via Jabber. However I need a way to relate the unique
> RSS url to the XMPP pub/sub name so that I know where to store these
> every time. In the leaf node would I place the RSS url in the <item
> node="">? This doesn't sound too intuitive because I imagine some
> Pub/Sub "browsers" use this as the node name, is this correct? This
> would look ugly if you had http://www.site.com/rss.xml and 100's of
> others in there lol. I don't think the nodename necessarily needs to
> be the unique identifier. I'm sure I am just understanding wrong :)
> Any clarification would be great! Thanks! 

The NodeID are opaque. You can make them whatever you want. If it's
easiest for you to make them the same as your RSS feed URLs, go for it.

Just curious: what flavor of RSS are you using? Are you indeed sending
RSS over XMPP, or are you sending Atom instead?


Peter Saint-Andre

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