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How to import RSS data from the web?

Question asked by PeterinJapan on Feb 9, 2010
Latest reply on Feb 15, 2010 by comment_1

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How to import RSS data from the web?

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Hello, everyone. I lurked a while but couldn't see a solution to the problem I am having, so I decided to post.

 

I am trying to create a tool for doing various things with my Twitter feed, which would import records in from an RSS feed, for example people talking about "Totoro" on Twitter (this URL shows those results: 

http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?lang=en&q=+totoro). I found a nifty Filemaker program called rss2file which can import headlines through a certain XML format (it seems to go through some site that collects data sells it back again for a monthly charge). The solution seems to work great, except that I can't figure out how to make it work with this Twitter XML feed. It's point at http://p.moreover.com/cgi-local/page?s=MSNBC&o=rss and uses a stylesheet called rss2fmp.xsl, but changing the URL to the one I want to import causes everything to break. I know nothing of XML stylesheets, is there a "generic" way of important XML data that might work with this system?

I am using Filemaker 9 Advanced on a Mac. 

 

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me figure this out. 

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