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Reply Fri 6 Feb, 2004 11:12 am
There's a page on one of the websites I manage that is a listing of software releases. I want to make this listing into an RSS feed. I'm using FrontPage for this site. How can I get this task done? Is there an add-in I need? Do I need to turn the page into a blog? If so then how?

Thanks,
Dave
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 6 Feb, 2004 11:37 am
You can make an RSS feed using any text editor. It's as simple as HTML. This is, of course a manual way to do it.

I don't mean to talk down to you but I think that if you are using Frontpage, automated options are far outside of your current capabilities.

For that purpose a tool or blog might help you (unless you can program a bit and make an automated solution).

Here is a very simple RSS generator. You'll still have to do it all manually but this is a form based way to get your code:

http://www.webdevtips.com/webdevtips/codegen/rss.shtml

This tool will spider a URL for you and generate an RSS channel: http://myrss.com/new.html

Welcome to A2K.
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golddave
 
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Reply Fri 6 Feb, 2004 12:09 pm
Thanks for your reply. I only use FrontPage for ease of use. I work in software development and while I'm not a coder I do have coding knowledge and have used it when necesary. I'm open to any and all suggestions (including automated solutions). The idea here is to avoid having to do several updates when just one will do.

Thanks,
Dave
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 6 Feb, 2004 12:29 pm
Is it database driven? If not I think there'd have to be a Frontpage plugin or feature.

If it were database driven you could very easily just pull the data and format it to RSS specs.

If not the solution could be quite complicated.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 6 Feb, 2004 12:46 pm
Here are more tools that might help, in case you decide to do it without a database.

http://www.mnot.net/xpath2rss/

http://www.w3.org/2000/08/w3c-synd/
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khisanthax
 
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Reply Fri 6 Feb, 2004 03:20 pm
I was thinking of the same stuff, thanks.
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golddave
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2004 11:19 am
What s I were to use a database as some of you have suggested. How would that work?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sun 8 Feb, 2004 04:48 pm
That way you could format the content any way you'd like, including RSS.

Because there is a specific format, the data needs to be organized.

For e.g. you'd enter a title, description, and then the full content.

Your page would display it all, but you could use a programming language to generate an RSS feed with just the title, description and URL.
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