Tip, Use Universal Feed Parser to tame RSS

Sometimes tools can save the day when people aren't careful about standards

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Uche Ogbuji

Date archived: May 14, 2019 | Last updated: October 01, 2004|First published: December 10, 2004

RSS is supposed to be based on XML (or XML/RDF) standards. Unfortunately, the famous wild west community behind RSS has many renegade elements producing feeds that are not even well-formed XML. Mark Pilgrim's excellent Universal Feed Parser is a great tool for parsing even ill-formed feeds, and this tip demonstrates how to use it to extract feed data from RSS.

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