mbockol at carleton.edu
Thu May 4 05:04:56 EST 2006
We've set up a planet of faculty, student, alumni, and campus new feeds =
and it's been warmly received ( http://apps.carleton.edu/planet/ ). =
We're actually using the planet-generated rss20.xml feed to redisplay =
entries in our home grown content management system. Rather than have =
the full entries, though, we've opted to clip them at a certain word =
count. Our CMS is doing the clipping and it's a fairly expensive =
process (because I don't want to clip in the middle of embedded HTML =
tags). As more blogs get added this is making our code fairly slow so I =
was about to create a perl script to rewrite the rss20.xml file to clip =
the entries. I'd run that every time I updated the planet. Then I =
thought, maybe this belongs (or already exists) in the planet code itself?
I'd be game to add it if it wasn't there already, but it would mean =
teaching myself Python, whereas I could whip up the Perl script in about =
10 minutes :) Anyone know if this is built in somewhere already? I =
might give Python a whack if someone could provide some pointers where =
to begin in the existing code.
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