Monday, January 10, 2005


I'm mucking around all morning with MT RSS tags.  I was using a chunk of javascript to pull in delicious bookmarks before, but I wanted a bit more flexibility. Figured MT RSS would deliver. So I read around the net--mostly old entries from the 2.+ days--and came up with a few plugins I thought would do the trick: MT RSS and MT List.  Quasi-teaching-aims motivating me; been plugging away at a syllabus, rest of the pre-term drill. It's a course in critical research; we're going to aggregate like mad.

Now the plugins are running fine.  Together, they pull the feeds through a db cache on my server so as not to drain the site of origin site with each visit to EWM. But I can't figure out how to grab the date tag from the XML.  The dates are nested in Dublin Core tags.  I can't figure out how to tell the plugin to draw the date into the entry you see here (lower right). So I'm stuck.  Gonna quit before I overheat (or make this brand new nagging cold/s.throat worse).  Here's the code, culprit in bold, just for the helluvit:

 <MTList name="feeds">
<MTListLoop name="feeds">
<div class="sidetitle"><a href="<$MTRSSFeedLink$>" target="blank"><$MTRSSFeedTitle$></a></div>
<div class="squish" align="center">Reassembled <lastBuildDate><$MTDate format="%B %d, %Y %I:%M %p"$></lastBuildDate><br/></div>
<ul><MTRSSFeedItems lastn="7">
<li><$MTRSSFeedItemElement name="date"$>: <a href="<$MTRSSFeedItemLink$>" target="blank"><MTFirstNWords n="4"><$MTRSSFeedItemTitle$></MTFirstNWords></a>: <MTFirstNWords n="7"...><MTRSSFeedItemDescription></MTFirstNWords></li>
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To self: Try this.

Posted by: D at January 10, 2005 11:26 AM

Mucking around? Hmmmmm.... now where did I hear that term recently?

Posted by: Chris at January 12, 2005 4:31 PM

Hhmm. Beats me. Rings a bell, but that's about it. Did I mention that I accidentally my B(rain): drive over break, so everything from last semester...vanished. Wups! Mucking...mucking...can only come up with this and this. But I've got a hunch you're referring to something else.

Posted by: Derek at January 12, 2005 5:44 PM