1065Re: [syndic8] Re: NewsIsFree.com changes.xml file?
- Dec 19, 2001At 02:05 PM 12/19/2001, you wrote:
>Hi there,Thanks Mike. Google sent me an announcement that they're now
>--- In syndic8@y..., Tara Calishain <calumet@m...> wrote:
> > Is Mike Krus out there? I understand from Daypop that he's doing a
> > changes.xml file which Daypop is using to grab new headline files.
> > Anyone know where I can get it, or am I off base?
>I'm here ;-)
>http://www.newsisfree.com/sources/changes/ for an HTML rendering
>http://www.newsisfree.com/HPE/xml/changes.xml for the XML
>(no RSS, will do if people want it)
>It's a little different from the weblogs.com XML file (hence the
>different version number). Each entry has three extra fields:
>- id: the id of the feed on NewsIsFree
>- s8: the id of the feed on Syndic8 (0 if no match is recorded in
> our db)
>- decay: the date of the olddest item for that feed in our database.
> It's do be computed in the same way as the "when" date (i.e.
> convert file update field to seconds, substract the value of the
> field for the feed) (this isn't clear is it ? ;-). That field is
> used by Daypop to clean it's index when our links die.
offering a news page on their site. I asked them, "Why aren't you using
the changes.xml feed from NewsIsFree, like Daypop is? That way you'd
be assured of a fresh information listing. "
They wrote back that they'd never heard of it and would I please
point them to it. So I'll send them this information and keep you posted.
I'm really trying to get a major search engine to discover changes.xml
files (not that Danny isn't a lovely human being because he is.)
Tara Calishain / tara@...
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