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Postby Parissa » Mon Dec 22, 2003 7:32 am

Hello
would you please tell me how I could use OPML.

Thanks
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Postby support » Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:21 am

Parissa wrote:would you please tell me how I could use OPML.


OPML files are used to store a list of channel subscriptions. Often, people will provide a list of blogs they subscribe to (or their "blogroll") as an OPML file on their own blog. You can download this OPML file and check out what that person is reading.

How you use them depends on what version of Awasu you are using. The old way, there was a plugin available in the Plugins tab of the Control Centre. You specified where the OPML file was and it would import all of the channels into Awasu.

Since 1.1.3, there is a much more powerful way of handling OPML files. Awasu now lets you preview each channel listed in the OPML file and you can pick and choose which ones you want to subscribe to.

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Postby Parissa » Mon Dec 22, 2003 11:26 am

Thank you

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Postby sysadmn » Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:36 pm

New experimental application that lists the top 100 feeds from contributed OPML files:

http://feeds.scripting.com/rankings.

1. Scripting News 47
2. Wired News 35
3. Scobleizer 28
4. Boing Boing Blog 28
5. The Doc Searls Weblog 24
6. Ranchero Software 23
7. dive into mark 22
8. John Gruber 22
9. A List Apart: for people who make websit... 21
10. Jon's Radio 21


Of course, the results are skewed by the fact that it's run on the Scripting News blog :-)
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Postby christij » Sun Jan 11, 2004 11:12 pm

I've been following the activity at http://feeds.scripting.com but when I tried to upload my OPML file I kept getting errors. I played around and got a template working that generates an OPML file that their upload link will accept. You must edit it for the title, owner name and owner email then just use it instead of the ExportOpml.template that comes with Awasu.



<?xml version="1.0"?>
<opml version="1.1">

<head>
<title>PLACE TITLE HERE</title>
<ownerName>PLACE YOUR NAME HERE</ownerName>
<ownerEmail>PLACE YOUR EMAIL HERE</ownerEmail>
</head>

<body>
{%REPEAT% Channels}

<outline text="{%CHANNEL-NAME%}" htmlUrl="{%CHANNEL-HOME-URL%}" title="{%CHANNEL-NAME%}" xmlUrl="{%CHANNEL-URL%}"/>

{%/REPEAT%}
</body>

</opml>

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Postby support » Mon Jan 12, 2004 12:02 am

Thanks for posting this.

For reference, this is a list of parameters that can be included in report templates:

{%CHANNEL-URL%}
{%ENCODED-CHANNEL-URL%}
{%CHANNEL-HOME-URL%}
{%CHANNEL-NAME%}
{%ENCODED-CHANNEL-NAME%}
{%ITEM-IMAGE%}
{%ITEM-URL%}
{%ITEM-TITLE (also {%ITEM-TITLE-FORMATTED%})
{%ITEM-DESCRIPTION%}
{%REPORT-TIME%}

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Postby abwilson » Mon Jan 12, 2004 5:38 pm

What is the difference between the ENCODED and "plain" versions of CHANNEL-URL and CHANNEL-NAME?

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Postby support » Mon Jan 12, 2004 10:37 pm

Encoded has special characters (typically ampersands) encoded.

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Postby huntersa » Tue Jan 20, 2004 3:32 pm

Now I am a little confused. Can Awasu not generate/export an OPML file?

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Postby support » Tue Jan 20, 2004 10:01 pm

huntersa wrote:Can Awasu not generate/export an OPML file?


Yes it can although it is done via the report generation feature. I think the problem was in Dave Winer's OPML parser.


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