[pmwiki-users] Writing to a page from an RSS feed

Chris Lott chris at chrislott.org
Wed Aug 19 11:51:12 CDT 2009

I use XML-RPC for other tasks, such using scripts to post to wordpress
blogs... not sure that PMWiki has XML-RPC support.

I haven't even thought far enough ahead to figure out a flow for
updates, etc. Just getting the raw data in and, at least, constantly
being appended to a page would be a good enough start at the moment!

The basic idea is to capture a distributed conversation stream using
Twitter #hashtags and then have students work using that source to
create something else... not necessarily editing the page where the
stream is being aggregated, just using it as a source.


On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 2:14 AM, Eemeli Aro<eemeli at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/8/19 Chris Lott <chris at chrislott.org>:
>> Is anyone aware of a recipe for-- or scripts that would accomplish--
>> reading an RSS feed (let's say a twitter search feed) and continually
>> adding that to a wiki page? I don't mean displaying the RSS feed in
>> the page, but actually writing content that could later be edited...
> I haven't really looked into it, but I gather the Blogger API as
> implemented by <http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/Cookbook/XMLRPC> does
> something a bit like this, as the interface uses Atom to talk with the
> system (see <http://code.google.com/apis/blogger/docs/2.0/developers_guide_protocol.html>
> for more).
> But that's XML-RPC communication where the external party is a client
> and hence wouldn't get the blog/wiki to actively go and read an RSS
> feed. You might be able to use one of the existing PmWiki feedreaders
> to do your bidding, though.
> It's a rather interesting idea, mind. How would you handle updated
> entries that have already been written to PmWiki and possibly locally
> modified?
> eemeli

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