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Two sites that need RSS feeds

The Irish Times. Depending on the content, I'd consider paying 30 euros a year for a feed; not for email. The front page uses URIs and CSS in such a way that a feed scrape is possible (there's even a CSS class called 'headline'). The terms and conditions don't allow it however.

The RTE Guide. The UI for figuring out what's on is difficult to use (and not bookmarkable). A feed for TV channels would be so nice. I don't think scraping this is an option given the page design. The terms and conditions would seem to allow a scrape to be run locally and a feed driven into an aggregator via a file, but not published and downloaded via a URL.


January 3, 2005 10:52 AM

Comments

Keith Gaughan
(January 3, 2005 11:54 AM #)

In fact, I've been on to RT before about just that and putting up a feed for the news site, but they've yet to reply.

Michael Koziarski
(January 3, 2005 08:15 PM #)

I had Carlo Zottman create a scraped RSS feed for me for stuff.co.nz, it's the best 2EUR I've spent. Perhaps you could consider his service?

http://bootleg-rss.g-blog.net/journal/2004/07/announcement-accepting-feed-requests.html

Bill de hra
(January 3, 2005 09:04 PM #)

Michael,

I have an RSS scraping script 'template' in Python. A scrape would break ireland.com's terms and conditions, even to drive a page locally on a machine into an aggregator.