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From Jim Moore <lo...@mooresoft.net>
Subject Re: RSS as a log message viewing/distribution mechanism?
Date Sat, 03 Jul 2004 13:15:56 GMT
Having an RSS/RDF/Atom feed would be nice, since it would let you gather
information from your servers and the like into the same place as all the
rest of your information.  The more we can do to consolidate where our
important information is, the better.

However, an RSS appender would directly have limited value, I think.  A
transformer (eg, XSLT) for converting Log4j's "native" xml to RSS/RDF/Atom
would be pretty cool.  Another advantage of transformation over an appender
is that you can filter & transform as needed; for example, from the same log
file you can have an RSS feed of ERROR messages that links to an HTML page
with the full context of all the DEBUG - FATAL messages.

As for #2:  Not that I know of. :-)

-Jim Moore


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "pwomack" <pwomack@papermule.co.uk>
To: <log4j-user@logging.apache.org>
Sent: Friday, July 02, 2004 11:19 AM
Subject: RSS as a log message viewing/distribution mechanism?


> I'm an enthusiastic user of Log4j. I've never learnt
> that much about the real complexities, since I've
> never needed to; the basic concepts work well
> for me.
>
> It has occurred to me that creating an appender
> that is an RSS feed would be "interesting"
>
> disclaimer: I don't know nuch about RSS either.
>
> RSS is widely used to dissmenate, aggregate,
> and browse semi-real-time information deemed
> to be of "interest" to the user.
>
> This would seem to fit well with infrequent
> "high level" error log messages (e.g. at
> ERROR or FATAL level).
>
> So to the questions:
> 1) *IS* RSS an interesting mechanism to manipulate
>     log messages with?
>
> 2) If the answer to (1) is yes, has anyone done it?
>
>       BugBear

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