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Hi all,

I'm looking at an open source feed client which I should be able to embed in my website. I've searched for many of feed clients, but none are satisfactory. Can somebody suggest me to a right feed client??

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Which genre of feed do you refer to?
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I'm talking more about RSS2.0/Atom feeds
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I've seen Magpie referenced multiple times..
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SimplePie is the new black this season... much better support for rss/atom.
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I've dabbled in both Magpie & SimplePie. My vote would wholeheartedly go for SimplePie.
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PHP's new simpleXML library should do much the same thing, I'd think.
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Kieran Huggins wrote:PHP's new simpleXML library should do much the same thing, I'd think.
SimplePie is still doing a lot of work for you (extracting data out of different formats using the same interface)
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Hi all,

Really great thanks. I would have a look at them and try to implement one of them. Also, On my search yielded feed on feeds Application. how is that application?

Between , I also have a small doubt on Google Adsense program? I was wondering whether the adsense is an RSS or Atom feeds?? Can somebody clarify this, that would be great.

Good to see new avtars of all users :)


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dude81 wrote:I was wondering whether the adsense is an RSS or Atom feeds??
http://www.text-link-ads.com/ is the only one I know of... I'm sure there are others. Search for "rss text advertising"
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Hi all,

I was glad to see so many responses. But I would like to have some more clarifications on feed reader.

1) Is feed reader and aggreagator same.( According to wikipedia , both are same)?
2)If so Simplepie mentions it to be only feed parsers to read feeds, so is it a feed reader/ feed parser only.
3) Also any feed reader shall have pull mechanism built in as its default feature or is it a value added feature.


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Post by pickle »

A feed reader is a program that will read a single RSS/Atom feed.
A aggregator is a program that will do the same thing, but will read multiple feeds. An aggregator usually just uses a feed reader to read multiple feeds rather than just one, so there's no real difference.

To turn SimplePie into an aggregator per se, just use it to access multiple feeds rather than just one.

I'm not entirely sure what a "pull mechanism" is.
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