[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #4547: Convert WP from magpie to Simplepie

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Sun Jul 1 19:41:00 GMT 2007

#4547: Convert WP from magpie to Simplepie
 Reporter:  technosailor          |        Owner:  technosailor
     Type:  task                  |       Status:  new         
 Priority:  normal                |    Milestone:  2.3 (trunk) 
Component:  General               |      Version:  2.3         
 Severity:  normal                |   Resolution:              
 Keywords:  simplepie magpie rss  |  
Comment (by matt):

 Replying to [comment:14 Otto42]:
 > Using Google's AJAX API is certainly a possibility for the dashboard,
 however it doesn't solve the more generic problem of reading feeds for
 other purposes. It would be beneficial to have generic feed reading
 capabilities in Wordpress because there are many, many other reasons to
 read feeds than just displaying news on the dashboard.

 Their API returns normalized data structures that are much easier to parse
 than RSS/Atom, and it's forward-compatible. I think it would give us the
 combined benefits of supporting all types of feeds current and future, no
 ongoing maintenance on our part, and reducing the size and complexity of
 what's bundled with WP.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4547#comment:17>
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