5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 31, 2006 11:19 AM by 807607 RSS

    Accessing RSS feeds from a website

      I'd like to write a small program that can connect to a website, and access the latest RSS feeds from a website, such as http://www.bbc.co.uk or http://www.cnn.com

      I've dealt with connecting to websites and parsing the HTML to access other http links before, but I have little idea about accessing RSS feeds.

      My understanding is that I'll need to access an XML file, which give me links to the feeds available, from there I'll need to open up one of the links, read in the HTML and then rip out the story text.

      Does this sound right? Can anyone give me any pointers, link me to any useful websites or give me any idea how to start?