Feed Autodiscovery in Javascript

For what it’s worth, I’ve posted a demo showing a couple of feed autodiscovery/autodetection tricks that let you autodiscover feeds in remote pages via a couple of online services: the Google feed api, and YQL (Feed Autodiscovery With YQL).

Try it out: Feed autodiscovery in Javascript (code)

Single page web app: feed autodetection

I’ve also added in a routine that uses the Google feed api to look up historical entries on an RSS feed. As soon as Google is alerted to a feed (presumably by anyone or any means), it starts cacheing entries. The historical entries API lets you grab up to 250 of the most recent entries from a feed, irrespective of how many items the feed itself currently contains…

Why it matters: Public Data Principles: RSS Autodiscovery on Government Department Websites?, Autodiscoverable Feeds and UK HEIs (Again…)

PS Just by the by, I added a Scraperwiki view to my UK HEI autodiscovered feeds Scraperwiki. I added a little bit of logic to try to pull out feeds on a thematic basis too…

UK HE autodisocverable feeds

On the to do list is to create some OPML output views so you can easily subscribe to, or display, batches of the feeds in one go.

I guess I should also add a table to the scraper to start logging the number of feeds that are autodiscoverably out there over time?

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