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From Ross Gardler <>
Subject Re: Manageing pres releases and news items (Re: The future (was Re: New skin: Coat))
Date Wed, 11 Jan 2006 11:23:35 GMT
Paul Bolger wrote:
>>RSS is a standard format fur such things. It lists content of a
>>particular type in a format that can be read by a large number of
>>clients, not just Forrest.
>>The idea would be create an RSS feed of all items, then use the feeder
>>plugin (with modifications) to return the top four items.
> Ok, I understand that. One point though: isn't converting the whole
> set of documents to RSS going to be a bit resource intensive?

By "all items" I meant "all news items". The amount of processing is no 
greater than creating a custom navigation plugin. It's almost identical 
except that I am proposing using a standard intermediate format (RSS) to 
enable reuse in a broader set of use cases.


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