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Attempt at an accessible RSS aggregator

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 14:23:06 +0930
Message-ID: <42706C32.8000802@kbc.net.au>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi All

As part of a larger project, I am working on a web-based RSS aggregator. 
  Whilst the main project will be a commercial venture, the aggregator - 
in its simplest form - will be released under the GPL (GNU Public License).

Whilst I am writing the essential code, I'm presenting this as a "bring 
your own stylesheet" project.  (I have put together a basic one to serve 
my own needs.)

The aggregator only supports one user or a group of users requiring the 
same feeds.  The full version will operate on a per-user basis, users 
logging into the parent system and having all preferences stored in the 
main database.

This is very much a work in progress (I've only got as far as making it 
work and validating the XHTML), but any comments or suggestions at this 
stage would be appreciated.  "Aggie the Aggregator" may be found at 
<http://www.mss.cx/mss/aggie.pl>  Please feel free to play - there's no 
critical data in there.

The code and database table (MySQL) creation scripts are available on 
request; I will post them to my site or Sourceforge once I've got to a 
"production" standard.  Perl, a few modules from CPAN, MySQL and a web 
server are required for operation.



Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
Received on Thursday, 28 April 2005 04:53:15 UTC

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