[thelist] (CFMX) Scheduling, Polling, Storing RSS/XML Feeds

Mark Mandel mark.mandel at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 21:09:12 CST 2005

I'm sure that something like that EXISTS... but as to whether it's
publically available..

Shouldn't be too hard to build tho.



On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 20:12:54 -0600, Russ
<russ at unrealisticexpectations.com> wrote:
> Let's see if I can explain what I'd like to do, and if upon explanation
> anyone has seen any custom tags (This is a ColdFusion MX solution I'm
> hoping for) or any other solutions, well, that'd be ideal...
> I'm going to be pulling RSS feeds for a site that I have.  Rather than
> implement an iFrame or other framed solution that sometimes leaves a
> site with "holes" in it or implement RSS direct from the source (only to
> have the source up and die and leave the site with nothing and/or a
> borked page), I'd like to be able to utilize CFSchedule, if possible, to
> run a query against an RSS feed, grab the data and save it to my
> database; if it times out, fails, etc. then no change to the db--seems
> harmless, I hope.  Then, when a user hits the pages, the site will pull
> the RSS feed from the database, thus, in a perfect world, not breaking
> due to a dependence on someone else (and more likely breaking because of
> some faulty development on my part).
> After all of this, someone's probably going to tell me that something
> like this already, easily exists and I just spent a lot of time trying
> to figure out how to explain it best to the list.  And the name will
> probably be some witty little 3-letter acronym and I'll feel like a
> doofus, but I'll still be grateful, nonetheless.
> Thanks in advance,

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