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[Orgmode] Re: org-feed: support Atom

From: Magnus Henoch
Subject: [Orgmode] Re: org-feed: support Atom
Date: Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:43:41 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi Magnus,
> On Apr 15, 2009, at 3:00 PM, Magnus Henoch wrote:
>> I hacked org-feed to make it support different parsers, and wrote a
>> simple Atom parser.
> This sounds very good!
> However, it does not mean anything to me.  :-)
> Web-dump as I am, I have no clue what
> "Atom" means.  And since I would like to understand
> the changes, would you mind explaining what this is
> useful for, and maybe show an example?

Sure.  The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them
to choose from, and feeds are no exception.  The current version of
org-feed.el supports RSS - I'm not sure exactly which version;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rss#Variants lists six versions of RSS with
various levels of intercompatibility.  The Atom format is an attempt to
clear up this mess by starting from scratch, and some web applications
have only Atom feeds.

One example of an Atom feed can be found at
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/.  Go to "Bugs Filed Today", get the feed
by clicking the "radio wave" icon in the Firefox location bar, and use
that URL for org-feed-alist.  You will need my patches for that to work,
and "Parse Feed" and "Parse Entry" need to be set to the Atom ones.
Then, you have a low-maintenance list of Mozilla bugs in an Org-mode

>> I have assigned copyright for Emacs; would that be good enough for
>> Orgmode?
> If it says "future changes" and is for Emacs, yes, this will be
> sufficient.

It does, yes.


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