*Updated*NewsFeed is an RSS News feed grabber.
This ASP application will grab RSS and XML feeds and will display them on your website. RSS is a great way of providing up to date data on your site, including News, Entertainment or Blogs. NewsFeed will display any RSS/XML feed that complies with W3C Regulations (www.w3c.org).
Newsfeed now incorporates better compatibility (and error handling), and a cache. Enjoy!
Update: 12-Nov-05 - I have finally gotten around to updating this archive with a slightly modified version of the code which removes the "Switch from current encoding to specified encoding not supported" error. Hopefully this helps,
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6/29/2004 4:01:12 AM:
Hi, I hope you like this submission. If you do, please rate it! (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
7/8/2004 5:28:13 AM:
Hi, I have been trying your application but I seem to have trouble with some feeds. I can't get it to work with any of the bbc.co.uk news feeds, I just get a blank screen. I also have a Greek news feed that displays in the viewer as garbled characters, but when clicking the links for the various headings the news appears fine in the Greek alphabet. _ how do you configure your viewer to see the greek alphabet?
Other wise I am pleased with it. Well done. (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
Hi, and thanks for your comments. I have recieved a few other emails relating to the BBC feeds being unavaiable, and after a bit of debugging, I think it is because the Encoding type is not specified for the BBC feeds. Hopefully my next update should fix this (I'll arbitrarily add an encoding tag where neccesary), and I'll add some form of cache too... (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
9/13/2004 5:01:47 PM:
Get an error when trying to display the newsfeeds on default.asp.
error '80004005' Unspecified error
/rss/default.asp, line 18
Can you help out? Thanks (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
Hi! I have updated Newsfeed, and it is now has much better compatibility (works with every site I tested), and includes a cache so that the RSS feed is only checked after a specified time period (decreasing page load time and network traffic). Hope you like it and feel free to post any comments. Jaidev V. (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
1/1/2005 3:16:53 PM:
For some reason the app gives errors on following RSS feed. Any ideas what might cause that?
Otherwise the app looks nice!
** XML Parse Error: File Position: 44 Line: 1 Line Position: 45 Reason: Switch from current encoding to specified encoding not supported. Text: Line: ErrorCode: -1072896657 URL: *** (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
Works perfect, Thankx! (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
4/12/2005 9:18:54 AM:
Love your app, but i seem to have som problems with danish feeds. Like this http://www.computerworld.dk/rss.asp and this http://rss.asdf.dk/dr.rss many more all gave me this error XML Parse Error: File Position: 43 Line: 1 Line Position: 44 Reason: Switch from current encoding to specified encoding not supported. Text: Line: ErrorCode: -1072896657 A quick search in google all came back with some info that the problem could be somthing to do with Unicode or UTF-8 / UTF-16. Any idea how to fix this?.
And fo my last words. Can it be done to choose to only show 5 newest topics insted of some give me 15-20 topics, the reson why i would like to have RSS feeds om my Active Desktop and if i chose more than 2-3 feeds it will be to big a size to fit in my desktop.
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Do you know of a method of easily checking these sites and placing the ones that are updated on the front page so the user can see which weblogs were updated? (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
works very well; sparse design also well suited for access with mobile devices like e.g. Opera for Mobiles. Only one newsfeed (http://www.dpreview.com/news/dpr.rdf) out of 30 did not work. Maybe the developer brings out a newer version? (If this comment was disrespectful, please report it.)
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