Before I came to TT-RSS, I had a lot of batch feed generators (instagram, twitter, comics, etc…) that looked like:
- use saxon + tagsoup
- read HTML (or XML)
- apply XSL templates
- run in cron (daily, weekly, etc…)
- write new/changed feed XML to file
- import into favorite feed aggregator
I looked at rss-bridge, feediron (great but xpath just isn’t enough sometimes), and other plugins; I even wrote some plugins myself. But I really wanted to get back to the expressiveness, flexibility, power, etc… of my old XSLT scripts. Enter XSLT plugin, it …
“Creates a feed from (usually) HTML website using XSLT. Modifying rss/atom/xml feeds are easily done also. (requires XSLT and some processors require EXSLT capability)”
This plugin still needs a lot of spit and polish. For one, all the feeds are pseudo urls starting with:
- configuration values are passed in the url (as above)
If there is interest, maybe this could have a prefs tab like feediron and perhaps stylesheets could be entered/edited online like feediron’s json.
Thoughts? Useful or no?