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From Helena Edelson <>
Subject Re: Manageing pres releases and news items (Re: The future (was Re: New skin: Coat))
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2006 17:18:01 GMT
no original rss is used for rss output.
only original, local xml content.
sorry for any confusion.


Ross Gardler wrote:

> Paul Bolger wrote:
>> Sorry Ross, my mail client shows pretty well the whole thread, and I
>> forget that others don't see it that way. The conversation referred to
>> Helena's RSS plugin (or whatever... means for using RSS in her site,
>> covered in FOR-784) and her answer was regarding whether the method
>> works for internal as well as external content. From what I understand
>> Helen's method gets preexisting RSS data and organises it for display.
>> This would certainly be useful, but automated RSS creation from
>> Forrest internal docs format would be really useful. I really like the
>> idea of using RSS as an internal indexing format, and just filtering
>> the RSS to suit the use case.
> OK, thanks.
> Yes, looking at Helena's contribution is requries the original source 
> in RSS. It is pretty easy to create an RSS feed from existing content 
> though. You would use the directory generator to create a list of 
> files in on ore more directories and process that with XSL to create 
> the RSS.
> For examples on how to do this see the projectInfo plugin which uses 
> the directory generator to create site.xml entries.
> This would be a good compliement to the Feeder plugin - but like 
> Thorsten obsered in earlier, we are getting dangerously close to doing 
> things that a CMS system should really be doing for us. This is a very 
> grey area - I'm not sure which side of the fence I sit on yet.
> Ross

Helena Edelson
 Application Service Provider | User Interface Design | Web Services


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