A first foray into feed generation

Sunday, 31 Oct 2004

So my first foray into Atom feed generation is done: the Slackware.com news feed is generated by scraping http://www.slackware.com/ every two days from a cronjob. HTML Tidy cleans it up with an aggressive configuration, which results in XHTML fed through an XSLT transform that plucks out the relevant bits. It took about four hours of work, mainly becaused I pulled my hair out at handling namespaces properly for a while.

Update: I fixed a couple minor inconsistencies and niggles.