[sword-devel] Remote Repositories
greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Dec 28 23:12:04 MST 2010
That was clear - and RSS still fits the bill perfectly. A static file with
one entry, or a dynamic list 100 entries long, and it cab be left to the app
whether to display one entry, up to five, or all of them.
The format is already defined, well known, easily processed, easily
generated, very versatile and completely fills your need.
We are not talking about the need for the engine or app to hold all the
extra seen/unseen information and polling that generic RSS readers maintain.
Simply parse a well defined format retrieved from the server and display it
to the user.
On Dec 29, 2010 12:05 AM, "Troy A. Griffitts" <scribe at crosswire.org> wrote:
> I might not have done a good job explaining the purpose of this field.
> My intention is to provide the publisher with a way to communicate basic
> information to users who view their repository from any of our
> applications. This may be news, it may be a promotion, it may just be a
> "Thanks for visiting our repository" blurb. Just some way the publisher
> can communicate information to anyone who might be interested in a
> publisher's repository.
> Hope this clears things up.
> On 12/28/2010 10:50 PM, Greg Hellings wrote:
>> Troy said he would provide a way to get the access from the engine.
>> RSS is simply XML. Troy has told us the engine has Xml processing power
>> (I don't know how it would handle the use of CDATA sections common in
>> RSS). Every front end I am aware of has access to XML libraries already
>> outside of Sword.
>> On Dec 28, 2010 11:45 PM, "Jonathan Morgan" <jonmmorgan at gmail.com
>> <mailto:jonmmorgan at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 29, 2010 at 4:31 PM, Greg Hellings
>> <greg.hellings at gmail.com <mailto:greg.hellings at gmail.com>>wrote:
>>>> Why does the News.txt need to have a format we talk about? There are
>>>> already perfectly good definitions for news lists and feeds already
>>>> See RSS, Atom and related technologies.
>>> Because I'm not convinced that every frontend wants to have to implement
>>> parsing and display of RSS, Atom or related technologies. Having one
>>> of formatted text to show might not be the best in the world, but at
>>> it's relatively simple to do.
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