[Standards] Pub/Sub & RSS

Kelly S kellyrocks at live.ca
Thu May 22 22:21:04 UTC 2008

Oh sorry I shouldn't be posting dev questions in standards ML right? 
Should I bring this to jdev or that social ML you mentioned? 
Sorry I didn't mean to spam the standards mailing list.

> Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 10:53:34 -0600> From: stpeter at stpeter.im> To: standards at xmpp.org> Subject: Re: [Standards] Pub/Sub & RSS> > On 05/21/2008 10:09 PM, Kelly S wrote:> > Thanks for the reply!> > > > I took a look at what your saying about NodeID and I understand a bit> > more clearly now. Wow the Pub/Sub spec is large!> > Don't be afraid, it's just comprehensive. :)> > > Anyways. I'm thinking of writing a service where users can> > "subscribe" to feeds off the web. A service will be monitoring all> > "feeds" and pulling the RSS/Atom/whatever off of the web and> > populating the Pub/Sub nodes in batch so users get notifications.> > > > So really the service will create the new node to represent the news> > feed if its not already found in the Pub/Sub query and then add it to> > its "queue" of feeds to poll.> > > > I'm not quite sure what XEP to use to allow a user to "request"> > pulling of a feed. I haven't figured that part out yet.> > You can request the items in a feed by using this:> > http://www.xmpp.org/extensions/xep-0060.html#subscriber-retrieve> > > I'm also not sure if I want to mix Atom nodes with RSS nodes etc. I> > could create 1 format to use for the "entry" and transform them to> > all match but for sites which add extra metadata to entries such as> > Digg with its DiggCount I would like to maintain that. That is the> > beauty of XML :)> > But RSS isn't XML. :P> > > That way Jabber clients who understand extensible items can display> > them.> > > > I like the idea of the NodeID being the feeds url because then this> > "polling" service can use the feeds URL easily as the SET after> > downloading content.> > Sure. :)> > > Any suggestions / recommendations would be great to hear!Another item> > I am unclear about is as I am polling for news data, how can I easily> > check if an "entry" exists already? I'd rather not have to keep a> > cache somewhere of all the items I have created already.> > > > Although performance is going to suck if I have to check every entry> > before inserting. Is there a way to batch insert, and disallow> > duplicate entries based on *something* like entry title or something?> > > > > > It's nice to be back in Jabber land :) I'm back into the old mindset> > where I have a ZILLION ideas rushing into my head about all the crazy> > things I can do with these XEPs lol.> > > > Any help would be great!> > > > Thanks so much!> > You might want to join this list for discussion:> > http://mail.jabber.org/mailman/listinfo/social> > "XMPP and Social Networking, Two Great Tastes That Taste Great Together!"> > /psa> 
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