[uf-discuss] XOXO-2-OPML LazyWeb Request

Stephen Paul Weber singpolyma at gmail.com
Mon Sep 25 06:15:42 PDT 2006

you might want to check out <http://xoxotools.ning.com/outlineconvert.php>

On 9/25/06, Brian Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
> As most folks have some sort of Blogroll (hopefully marked-up with XFN
> and XOXO[1]). I have begun to look into easily converting those into
> OPML. I've only worked with OPML for a day now and it has left a sour
> taste in my mouth!!! So i never want to write OPML again, instead i
> want to write happy XOXO and build (if needed) OPML from that.
> I went and started in on an XSLT and web service[3] to convert any
> HTML page with XOXO into OPML. It isn't perfect, and makes use of the
> "Special Properties" section[2] of the XOXO spec - so if you find
> issues/errors/problems/ideas let me know.
> I have tested it on my own site*, but now i envoke the Power of Lazy Web!
> I am looking for Folks to do two things:
> 1) run their XOXO files through the web sevice and see if they get the
> expected OPML back
> 1a) which blog platform are you using (if any)
> 2) document which NewsReaders/OS correctly consume the OPML.
> 2a) does the RSS reader do 'auto-discovery'? meaning if i send it a
> link to the blog homepage, does it extract the RSS correctly from the
> HTML link?
> I have started a wiki page with a simple structure to let others add
> their information too[4].
> Thanks,
> -brian
> [1] - http://microformats.org/wiki/xoxo
> [2] - http://microformats.org/wiki/xoxo#Special_Properties
> [3] - http://suda.co.uk/projects/microformats/xoxo/
> [4] - http://microformats.org/wiki/xoxo-opml-issues
> * - i am aware that not everything in my XOXO list is a feed - some
> NewsReaders Ignore them, some try to fetch something and just fail.
> --
> brian suda
> http://suda.co.uk
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