Perl.com Publishes Article on Creating RSS Files for 3rd Party Sites
Chris Ball has written an excellent article published on Perl.com that discusses how to create an RSS file for a third party Web Site using the LWP::Simple, HTML::TokeParser, and XML::RSS Perl modules.
The RCNJ.org Web Site could benefit from a program like this that digested certain well known Web Pages (example1, example2) at Rensselaer and produced RSS files for them. Then, the Slash engine on RCNJ.org could process those RSS files into Slashboxes as if the files had been created by the sites themselves.
We're sure this type of problem comes up a lot with other news-oriented community web sites that are not designed for the Web Development or Programming communities. If you run a site that falls in that category, this article is a must read. But, it's also a good tutorial for Perl developers who want to better understand network programming and simple XML processing in Perl.