[rfc-i] RFC (and ID) announcements via RSS

Aaron Falk falk at ISI.EDU
Tue Jun 1 15:12:13 PDT 2004


Folks-

Sean Burke put together a very nifty RSS feed of RFC and ID  
announcements.  Forwarding with his encouragement...

--aaron

Begin forwarded message:
>
>
> On May 28, 2004, at 6:31 PM, Sean M. Burke wrote:
>
>> At 01:54 PM 2004-05-28, you wrote:
>>> Seems to be fixed.  Can you send the info on the RSS feed?  I know  
>>> you asked about us supporting it last year and am glad you put it  
>>> together on your own.  I'd like to see what you've come up with....
>>
>> OK, here's some relevent URLs:
>>
>> The Perl program that generates the feed:
>>   http://interglacial.com/rss/rfc/new_rfc_list_gen.pl
>> The feed:
>>   http://interglacial.com/rss/rfc/new_rfcs.rss
>> And the stylesheet it uses:
>>   http://interglacial.com/rss/rfc/rss.css
>> That's it for mere RFCs.
>>
>>
>> Meanwhile, more elaborate stuff is generated for IDs.
>> The generator:
>>   http://interglacial.com/rss/internet-drafts/new_ids.pl
>> See all the group-specific RSSs that it generates:
>>   http://interglacial.com/rss/internet-drafts/
>> A more machine-readable format of that list:
>>    
>> http://interglacial.com/rss/internet-drafts/ 
>> internet_drafts___groups.dat
>>
>>
>> An RSS of new RSSs in there (i.e., an RSS of new groups):
>>    
>> http://interglacial.com/rss/internet-drafts/ 
>> internet_drafts___groups.rss
>>
>> An RSS of new ID documents across all groups:
>>   http://interglacial.com/rss/internet-drafts/internet-draft-__all.rss
>>
>> And the stylesheet that those RSSs use:
>>   http://interglacial.com/rss/rss.css
>>
>>
>> I used to be very eager to get these hosted elsewhere, because I  
>> thought it would be responsible for a lot of server traffic.  But  
>> that hasn't been the case, so I basically don't have to worry about  
>> it at all.  Each of my other feeds (http://interglacial.com/rss/)   
>> gets a LOT more traffic than even all these RFC + ID things combined.  
>>  So I'm perfectly happy having this all on my server.  Feel free to  
>> link to it merrily and widely!  The more the merrier the faster the  
>> easier.
>>
>> --
>> Sean M. Burke    http://search.cpan.org/~sburke/



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