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Authored by: babbage on Nov 08, '01 10:23:20AM

I just installed SlashDock a couple weeks ago, and was pleased to see that it was XML extensible. This set it apart from MacReporter, which does more or less the same thing (headlines in your dock), which offers many more sites but you're stuck with the ones that it offers. SlashDock has a smaller default set available, but if you're comfortable with a little light XML editing and know where to find the site RDF sources, you can easily extend it.

So now the next question is, where are other RDF sites? I like that it can monitor a few tech news sites like this, but being able to monitor some real news sites would be good too. Anyone know if Reuters / CNN / BBC / etc offers an RDF feed somewhere? SlashDock could be a framework for monitoring any of them, provided we know where to look...



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Added macosxapps :-)
Authored by: robg on Nov 08, '01 10:29:21AM

Since macosxapps also runs on Geeklog, it was simple to tweak the RDF for their site as well -- now you can have hints and apps one click away in your dock!

-rob.



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Added macosxapps :-)
Authored by: evands on Nov 08, '01 06:11:30PM

copy-pasting the xml code above, I have macosxhints working perfectly.. but macosxapps's headlines (which are listed fine) all link to a blank macosxapps page with no text, posted by anonymous, with 0 comments. Any ideas?



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BUG FIX READ THIS!!
Authored by: robg on Nov 08, '01 08:20:45PM

If you copy/pasted the code for macosxapps earlier, you need to change the line which reads ".../backend/geeklog.rdf" to ".../backend/macosxapps.rdf". It will then work as expected. If you have not already applied this hack, just copy/past the info above; it will work fine now.

Sorry for the confusion; forgot to double-check the RDF source name on macosxapps!

-rob.



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Authored by: scrod on Nov 09, '01 05:55:48PM

Well, here's MacNN:
http://www.macnn.com/macnn.rdf

and here's Arstechnica:
http://arstechnica.com/etc/rdf/ars.rdf



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Authored by: lboudreau on Nov 09, '01 06:18:23PM

Thanks for the ArsTechnica info!

Here's The Register's:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/tonys/slashdot.rdf



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Authored by: efoivx on Nov 10, '01 03:45:13AM

Sorry if I am missing something obviouse....

How do you find these .rdf files?

thanks



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Authored by: lboudreau on Nov 11, '01 01:47:39PM

The MacNN ones (MacNN's OSX site is almost identical) were easy to guess (I figured out those before I had seen the post from Scrod). The Register's .rdf file I found by doing a search through Sherlock for RDF and theregister -- it turns out that they have a page that links to their RDF file for people wanting to use it. As to how Scrod found ArsTechnica's RDF file, I would love to know that too! I'm having a hard time tracking them down for the nytimes.com, washingtonpost.com, idg.net, and new.com (C|Net). I would love to have a few non-tech news sites to add to SlashDock!



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