rss

  1. rss
    1. Description
    2. Author
    3. Requirements
    4. Download
    5. Documentation
    6. Changelog
    7. License

Description

An RSS parser

Author

felix winkelmann

Requirements

ssax

Download

rss.egg

Documentation

A basic RSS parser, supporting 0.92, 1.0 and 2.0 formats.

All errors signalled by the feed reader are composite conditions of the exn and rss kinds.

[procedure] (rss:read [PORT])

Reads an RSS feed from the given PORT, or from the value of (current-input-port), if no port is specified. A rss:feed record is returned.

[record] rss:feed
[procedure] (rss:feed? x)
[procedure] (rss:feed-version FEED)
[procedure] (rss:feed-channel FEED)
[procedure] (rss:feed-items FEED)

A record that holds information for an RSS feed. The version field contains a string, the channel field and the items hold a single rss:item and a list of rss:items, respectively.

[record] rss:item
[procedure] (rss:item? X)
[procedure] (rss:item-title ITEM)
[procedure] (rss:item-link ITEM)
[procedure] (rss:item-description ITEM)
[procedure] (rss:item-attributes ITEM)

A record containing data of a RSS item. The title, link and description fields are strings, the attributes field holds an association list mapping symbols to strings and contain all sub-elements of a specific RSS item, including the title, link and description values. So:

 (eq? (alist-ref 'title (rss:item-attributes ITEM)) (rss:item-title ITEM))  ==>  #t

The item attribute is an SXML expression of the form

 (image (title STRING) ...)

where ... hold additional subelements of the image attribute.

[procedure] (rss:item-attribute ITEM SYMBOL)

Returns the attribute SYMBOL of the RSS feed item ITEM or #f if the item does not contain an attribute of this name.

[procedure] (rss:item=? ITEM ITEM)

Returns #t if the items have identical GUID attributes or (if no GUIDs are available) if the items have the same contents.

Changelog

License

 Copyright (c) 2004, Felix L. Winkelmann
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