Beginnings of an RSS Widget form · Friday May 23, 2008 by Crosbie Fitch
I had to go through umpteen XML/RSS PHP libraries before I could find moderately stable functionality for the following:
- Find RSS feeds on a web page
- Validate an RSS feed
- Interpret an RSS feed
The Pear libraries are a bit cumbersome for a MediaWiki extension, so I’ll drop those and put the equivalent RSS functionality into the Contingency Market instead.
I think I’ll be dividing contingent events into three distinct trees: normal, system, automatic.
- Normal – Events created and administered via the Contingency Market API.
- System – Events internal to the Contingency Market and intrinsically authoritative.
- Automatic – Special events relating to external online activity (continuously monitored).
RSS feeds will be created as automatic events. The frequency of their monitoring may increase if any dependent contingencies exist.