How do you use these?
**If people want to post their code that parses these formats, go right ahead. If I come up with some in the future I will post them, but for right now all I can do is provide you with these vB3 resources to work with.
While not the ChiefDelphi feed, my friend Egg has the Slashdot feed on his website, http://www.alynfamily.com. It is down on the left.
This is similar to what would show on your website. I havn’t fiddled with it, but it looks like it will output “‘Robotics Web Log’, ‘RoboCoder’, ‘01-05-2004’, ‘05:04 AM’”, and you can format that on your website as you see fit.
I was looking through the php script found in the nrg.chaosnet.org repository and was trying to figure out how to access the thread id value so that i could create a link to that specific thread using the url chiefdelphi.com/forums/showthread.php?t=[the desired thread #]. Is this possible? or is there some other way of doing it?
There are now XML and RSS2 links, which use the ‘external.php’ detailed above. It automatically compiles a list of forumid’s that you have preconfigured. That should save you some time, if you actually use it.
If you reconfigure any of the forums showing on the portal, that XML feed link will change … you will have to change it in your feed reader, though.
Thanks Brandon, I just tried it in Google and it works except there is the problem of the title tag in the RSS2 file including all the forum id numbers which don’t seem necessary (since they are arbitrary) and make it so I need to scroll side to side on the web page.