PDA

View Full Version : RSS enabled on trial basis



MTan
08-18-2006, 10:28 AM
Hello Friends-

On a trial basis, I've enabled RSS feeds for the forums. Below is information on how to use it. Hope you find it helpful!

Michael
------------------


The External Data Provider also gives alternative feeds in commonly used formats. These are useful if you have external readers or a script to read them already. These feeds are available in XML, RSS .91, RSS 1.0 and RSS 2.0 so it should fit a wide variety of readers. The system defaults to RSS 2.0 so if you leave off the type, that is what you get. RSS 1.0 and 2.0 feeds will include HTML markup and attachments unless [i]&nohtml=1 is added to the feed url. Many aggregates support HTML markup and so posts will appear close to how they would appear when viewed on the forum.

The URLS to access these feeds are:
RSS - www.bibleworks.com/forums/external.php?type=rss
RSS 1.0 - www.bibleworks.com/forums/external.php?type=rss1
RSS 2.0 - www.bibleworks.com/forums/external.php?type=rss2

You can refine the listings by specifying forumids in the path. For multiple forums separate them with a comma. This will limit the feed to the specified forums only. (Below example uses xml as type, but it works with rss, rss2, and js too)
http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/external.php?type=xml&forumids=8,52,2

Threads will be returned in descending order based on the date of their creation. Description information will be returned from the first post of the thread.

If &lastpost=1 is added to the feed URL, threads will be returned in descending order based on the date of the last post of the thread. Description information will be returned from the last post of the thread.

Michael Hanel
08-18-2006, 10:46 AM
I've used Sage in Firefox to sign up for RSS via this address (http://www.bibleworks.com/forums/external.php?type=RSS2). Right now it looks like what shows up are brand-new threads. But if someone has replied to an old thread, that will not appear. Does that sound right?, i.e. is that how the Forum RSS output work?

I like the possibilities though :)

frdee
08-19-2006, 01:36 AM
It's not showing up replies - just the original posts. I suppose it's a start :)

Damian

tcblack
09-07-2006, 01:04 PM
Thank you very much for enabling this Michael.

Adelphos
09-07-2006, 02:19 PM
I've used Sage in Firefox to sign up for RSS via this address...:)

I'm running IE 7 RC1 and the RSS feeds work seamlessly and simply. And I love the tabbed browsing.

If you want to download IE 7 RC1, here's the link --

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=44661

Michael Hanel
09-07-2006, 06:03 PM
I'm running IE 7 RC1 and the RSS feeds work seamlessly and simply. And I love the tabbed browsing.

If you want to download IE 7 RC1, here's the link --

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=44661


Wow an endorsement for IE7 from a Windows ME guy. That says a lot!

Adelphos
09-07-2006, 06:38 PM
Wow an endorsement for IE7 from a Windows ME guy. That says a lot!

Yeah, except I'm running XP on a new computer now. -:) And waiting for Vista.

Of course, I still haven't seen MS incorporate any of my suggestions for IE 7.