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More pain in the RSS

2010-06-30 16:12:51.929243+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

My solution to my RSS woes was to write a little script to take the folder names, run a search on them, grab the first result, check that page for a <link rel="alternate"...> RSS or Atom feed, and then write the results back into the OPML my RSS feed reader uses for its database.

Google's TOS, and implementation, keeps me from doing that simply. My simple Perl script which uses "GET" gives me a "no no no" message.

No problem, sez I, I'll point to Bing. Results come back just fine. Alas, the first pages of those results are all SEO spammer sites.

Back to "by hand". Crap.

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