HTML to RSS without your own server?
January 17, 2008 4:06 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone help me create an RSS feed, using Yahoo Pipes, from a list on an HTML page?

I want an RSS feed of my Slashdot comments. I used Fetch Page with the following parameters:

URL: http://slashdot.org/~Kris_J/comments
Cut Content From: <br><b>1</b>
to <div id="footer">
Split Using Delimiter: <br><b></b>

And it does create a list of just my comments as fragments of HTML. How do I turn that list into an RSS feed?

(I don't have to use Pipes. If there's a better solution, I'm all ears.)
posted by krisjohn to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 


Feed43 has been particularly useful for a similar task of mine.
posted by piro at 6:02 PM on January 17, 2008


Just a tip: However you accomplish this, take the resulting feed and feed it through Feedburner - which will give you a new Feedburner feed

That way, if you find a better way to do this later, you can just plug the new feed into the existing Feedburner as its input, and you won't have to give out a new feed address to other people if you're doing this.

I do this for my "Master feed", which uses Yahoo Pipes to merge my blog, my photoblog, occasional sermons I preach at church (filtered from their blog), and my Into iSpace project blog all into one big feed, which then goes through Feedburner and comes out as http://feeds.feedburner.com/neilhinrichsen
posted by worldshift at 2:37 AM on January 18, 2008


Thanks yellowbkpk. And for the bonus round, is there one for ask.metafilter.com user comments too?

Thanks for the tip worldshift, but I'm already feeding this all into Twitter using Twitterfeed
posted by krisjohn at 2:43 AM on January 18, 2008


here's your bonus points:

http://www.dapper.net/dapp-howto-use.php?dappName=MeFiUserCommentsRSS
posted by yellowbkpk at 12:15 PM on January 18, 2008


That Metafilter one doesn't seem to work. The preview only shows my questions, not my comments and when you try and run it, it says something about file not found. :(
posted by krisjohn at 3:18 PM on January 18, 2008


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