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Aryan Khan
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Joined: Sep 12, 2004
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Hi all,
I ll be glad if any one could help me with the following.
Here is what I want to do.

I read an RSS feed of any site, and for a specific link returned in by RSS Feed, I want to read that page and embed/include it to my page rather than going to the original site.

Can I use Dispatchers or HttpConnection for this purpose.
Optionally I also want to remove un-necessary contents from the included page.

I tried following but did not work

RSS Feed : http://hosted.ap.org/lineups/TOPHEADS.rss?SITE=TXKER&SECTION=HOME

One of the links returned by above Feed is : http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/I/IRAQ_SADDAM_PHOTOS?SITE=TXKER&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT




I also tried the dispatcher include passing the URL, but no luck.

Thanks in advance
Ahmad


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K Riaz
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Joined: Jan 08, 2005
Posts: 375
Aren't RSS feeds essentially just XML files? If so, you could easily open a socket connection to the remote server and parse it (e.g. JDOM) and extract the link. I do this with the Slashdot RSS feed.
Aryan Khan
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Joined: Sep 12, 2004
Posts: 290

Thanks for the reply Kashif,

Can you please post some sample code for how you read it.
Basically What I am looking is like web page, which read news from CNN, but shows it within their own site.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
 
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