RSS feeds now ingested by Contingency Market · Wednesday October 21, 2009 by Crosbie Fitch
I had previously assumed that Contingency Market clients would digest and archive RSS feeds themselves given an underlying assumption that the CM would be RSS agnostic. Thus the CM client (such as 1p2U) would take it upon themselves to register all the appropriate RSS events.
However, being pragmatic about it, the CM is ideally placed to take upon the burden of monitoring RSS feeds itself, leaving clients with only a need to register the feed as an event (an automatically observed one). That way the client can then interrogate the CM for information concerning the history of that feed, e.g. all items published.
I’ve now completed the modifications to the CM.
What I’ve now got to do is remove 1p2U’s rather iffy code that digests the RSS feed and replace it with code that retrieves equivalent information concerning the RSS feed from the CM instead.
Once I’ve done that, there should no longer be gaps in articles, nor cases where subscribers are listed more than once for the same feed.
A couple of days perhaps? :-}