[thelist] HTML in RSS -- Separating Items

Octavian Râsnita orasnita at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 12:41:08 CDT 2009

What do you mean by "it does not separate the different items"?

Does it mean that it shows the content of those html elements but not 
formatted or that it doesn't show the images? Or something else?

If the answer is yes, then they might do the right thing. I don't know what 
the RSS specification says, are the html elements allowed in the 
Anyway, most of the times I needed to do the same thing when I displayed the 
RSS files downloaded from different sites, due to security reasons. (It is 
not nice at all to be forced to display many links or images for a certain 
article  from RSS because it is a kind of RSS spamming.)
And I was also forced to change the date/time offered by RSS feeds in some 
cases, because some RSS providers use to put a newer date or time than the 
current date or time, in order to force them appear first.

In a standalone desktop program I was also forced to delete all the html 
elements and let only the real description... with other words, that html 
content it is not helpful always, but it can hurt sometimes.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tony Spiro" <spirony at gmail.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 07, 2009 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [thelist] HTML in RSS -- Separating Items

> Anyone?
> 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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