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Re: linux news project impressions

For those of you that have not seen it, check out the "Linux Headline
News Stories" button available from our home page, ( linuxmall.com ) and
what "newsnow" has done to make it possible.

You'll want to take this into consideration during design, doing
something like they do, as well as feeding them, or taking a feed from
them into account.

I've requested that they add FreshMeat, SlashDot & Linux Resources to
their incoming feeds.


Christopher Blizzard wrote:
> Roger Dingledine wrote:
> >
> > >Turns into html-formatted text?  You don't put it into a database?  I
> > >hate to say it but parsing that out of html is going to be a pain in the
> > >butt. :)  Personally, I generate html from the database.  Do you have
> > >access to such facilities?
> >
> > Ok, I'm probably throwing around the wrong terms. I was thinking of taking
> > the fields from the web form, and throwing markup around them to end up
> > with xml that can be handed to sites that want to hear about the submissions.
> >
> Ok, that sounds a lot better.  That's what I _thought_ you meant but I
> wasn't sure. :)
> > But it sounds like you might still disagree with me. :) Are you proposing
> > that I keep a database on the same site as the submission page, store it
> > directly from submission to the database, and then do a conversion in order
> > to mail it to participating sites? (I'm presuming that we'll want to use
> > mail initially, until we solve the infrastructure issue. Is that a bad
> > assumption?)
> >
> Err, I don't really care how you want to store it.  Just as long as I
> get xml coming out the other end.  We can use mail entirely if you
> want.  Procmail can do wonderful things. :)
> Anyway, we should probably put together some proof of concept sites just
> to do some testing.
> --Chris
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