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Posted 21 July 2011 - 11:40 AM

Hi all, Great forums you have here, I'm fairly new to web design but learning slowly, not sure this is the right Forum section to post in for RSS information.

I know zero about RSS feeds, I've googled a bit but really cannot get my head around it.

I tested one RSS feed using Google Reader on a page on my web site, however when I updated the content on my web site, it does not update on google reader, is there a way to create an RSS Feed which updates when then content on my site updates?

Would really appreciate some help on this :online2long:

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Re: RSS Live

Posted 21 July 2011 - 12:33 PM

Just for a little more information to my problem.

The website I have is very basic, just a few HTML pages set up via 123-reg domains.

I basically want to create a schedule/calender page which I'll run as an RSS feed to an iPhone application I've made.

The problem with updating manually via the AppStore is you have to wait 10 days everytime you update your app, which is why a live RSS feed would really solve my problems.
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Re: RSS Live

Posted 25 July 2011 - 02:27 AM

It has an easy to use graphical interface and several interesting features. Originally intended to create 'mashups' of multiple RSS feeds it also has a module that will fetch the source code from a website as long as the robots.txt of the site permits it and regex modules that allow you to filter out the content you want to use in order to create your own RSS feed. Downside is that the RSS output caches at 30minute intervals so even if the source content has changed updates will not be seen till the next refresh. On the plus side a YP can be called using either a server side script (assuming your web hosts permits access to an external URL ) or via javascript inside the browser.

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Re: RSS Live

Posted 25 July 2011 - 04:26 AM

I found a way to create an RSS Feed from web pages with RSS Feeds (if that makes sense)

It's using GoodReader and FeedBurner by following the steps on this site:

http://www.labnol.or...-websites/5470/

It's pretty old information but still the steps work well for me.

My only problem is I want the content to update if the webpage does, so the feed is dynamic but this will not work or at least I cannot find a way for it to work.

Does anyone know a way round this.

Example of problem:

I want to create an rss feed to the time table on this page - http://www.splitz-ta...eekly-timetable
when they update that time table I want my feed to update too, even if it's a 30 minute delay.

If you need more info, please let me know.
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