Tolerant RSS processor for Perl
23:38, 4 May 2000 UTC | Edd Dumbill

Scott Thomason has announced XML::RSSLite, a "relaxed" processor for the Rich Site Summary XML syndication format.

Rather than using the XML::Parser module, Thomason's RSSLite utilizes regular expressions to take a more kindly approach to variously malformed RSS files. He reports that using this approach he was able to parse significantly more content than with the existing XML::RSS.

RSSLite also parses various other commonly used site syndication formats, such as "scriptingNews" and "weblog". Thomason writes that he has plans to make XML::RSSLite create a cleaned-up valid RSS output from previously invalid input.

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