[thelist] HTML in RSS -- Separating Items

Tony Spiro spirony at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 11:57:16 CDT 2009


On Tue, Apr 7, 2009 at 2:16 AM, Tony Spiro <spirony at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm completely new to RSS and was hoping I could get some help syndicating
> some html content.
> The issue I'm having is Google Reader recognizes the HTML between the
> description tags just fine, however it does not separate the different items
> in the channel.  Here's what I got for the XML:
> <?xml version="1.0">
> <rss version="2.0">
>   <channel>
>     <title>My Denton Music : News</title>
>     <link>http://www.mydentonmusic.com/news.php</link>
>     <description>Connect With Your Denton Music Scene</description>
>     <language>en-us</language>
>     <pubDate>Mon, 06 Apr 2009 04:00:00 GMT</pubDate>
>     <lastBuildDate>Mon, 06 Apr 2009 04:00:00 GMT</lastBuildDate>
>     <item>
>       <title>Electric Six @ The Boiler Room </title>
>       <link>http://www.mydentonmusic.com/news.php</link>
>       <description>
>       <img align='right' width='420px' style='padding-left: 20px' src='
> http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/113/l_4bbc7bb540e17df5c05609fe28abde89.jpg
> '>
> Where: The Boiler Room<br><br>
> When: Thursday April 16th <br><br>
> Absolute nonsensical lunacy, unabashed craziness, and ridiculous songs
> played to perfection are what you should expect for Electric Six's
> performance at The Boiler Room on April 16th. You should remember this band,
> if not by their any of their outrageously catchy tunes released in the past
> few years, then by their 2003 hit single "Danger! High Voltage", which is
> near the top of the list of great party rock anthems. Since then, Electric
> Six has put out four albums, including 2007's I Shall Exterminate Everything
> Around Me That Restricts Me from Being the Master which boasts some very
> attractive and frankly underrated stuff, such as "Riding On The White Train"
> and "Down at McDonnelzzz", a song that glorifies the golden arches like
> never before. Their music sounds like a mix between the synth kings that
> ruled the 1980's and the rock gods of the 1970's, but with a lyrical styling
> all their own. You wont hear anything quite like Electric Six anywhere else,
> they are truly one of a kind.
> <br><br>
> They will be in town to promote their fifth studio album, appropriately
> named Flashy, which is a perfect word to describe the overall aura of this
> group. So come out to the Boiler Room to check them out. It will be pure
> dirty sexy rock and roll just the way you like it!
> <br><br>
> Listen for "Transatlantic Flight"- From Flashy, it is a blackened story
> book love tale about a doomed airplane ride. Never mind the absurdity when
> you notice everyone in the room dancing to the lyrics "everybody's dead" and
> "use my body as a flotation device"!
>  <a href='http://www.myspace.com/electricsixmusic' target='_blank'>
> www.myspace.com/electricsixmusic</a>
> <br><br>
>     </description>
>     </item>
> <item>
>       <title>Ariel Pink & Vivian Girls @ Hailey's </title>
>       <link>http://www.mydentonmusic.com/news.php</link>
>       <description>
>       <img align='left' width='400px' style='padding: 0px 20px 10px 0px'
> src='
> http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/47/l_a92c1b699baea0231822d09431a43d02.jpg
> '>
> Where: Hailey's Club<br><br>
> When: Saturday April 11th<br><br>
> Two bands that are burning up the blogosphere right now are making their
> way through Denton this Saturday night. Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti and
> Vivian Girls are two, slightly off center, groups that have been heating up
> via the internet for some time now. Both have a very interesting and unique
> sound.
> <br><br>
> Ariel Pink has been recording music since the late 1990's and he is still
> true to the same style of music from which he began. He and his band
> (Haunted Graffiti) employ a low-fi, noise pop sound that has gained much
> chatter around the country lately. They are wrapping up their US tour later
> this month with a performance at the Coachella festival before a massive
> European stretch over the Summer. Their live show has been described as
> slightly chaotic pop, with a heavy dose of 80's flavor. So in other words,
> they should fit right in at Hailey's
> <br><br>
>  Saturday's should be pretty interesting. Two bands that are all over the
> music blogs of the world right now will be making their much anticipated
> Denton debut. All indications point to the night going one of two ways. It
> is either going to be an epic performance with loads of energy and
> excitement, or a complete disaster. Risky i know, but worth checking out
> never the less.
> <br><br>
> <a href='http://www.myspace.com/arielpink' target='_blank'>
> www.myspace.com/arielpink</a>
> <br><br>
> <a href='http://www.myspace.com/viviangirlsnyc' target='_blank'>
> www.myspace.com/viviangirlsnyc</a>
> <br><br>
>  </description>
>  </item>
>  <item>
>  <title>Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights</title>
>       <link>http://www.mydentonmusic.com/news.php</link>
>       <description>
>     <img align='left' width='400px' style='padding-right: 20px' src='
> http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/12/l_092cf9689cd5e60fd462df513666ff8a.jpg
> '>
> Where: The Boiler Room<br><br>
> When: Saturday April 11th<br><br>
> This is one of those shows to get excited about people! It has been about
> two years since Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights burst onto the scene
> with their soulful debut album, Hot Trottin' and in the time since its
> release, the band has created quite a name for itself. It should be a party
> when they make their way back to Denton to play the Boiler Room. Take some
> aching Texas Blues mixed with festival style jam band, throw in a bit of
> soul and top it off with a shot of whisky. The result is Jonathan Tyler and
> The Northern Lights.
> <br><br>
> Listen for "Gypsy Woman"- The band's fist single off their debut album is
> one of the catchiest songs you will hear.
> <a href='http://www.myspace.com/jonathantylermusic' target='_blank'>
> www.myspace.com/JonathanTylermusic</a>
> <br><br>
> by MDM Writer <a href='userinfo.php?user=joshleehogan'>Josh Hogan</a>
>  </description>
>  </item>
>   </channel>
> </rss>
> Any help is appreciated!
> Thanks,
> Tony

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