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

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Mon Jul 2 14:36:04 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 Otto42):

 Replying to [comment:17 matt]:
 > 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.

 Their API also doesn't give you any control, as it doesn't give you the
 actual content of the feed directly, it first goes through Google's once-
 an-hour-maximum caching mechanism and numerous other things. A lot of
 potentially useful data in the feed is also scrubbed in the process. In
 other words, you only get what Google supports, not the actual
 unadulterated feed.

 Frankly, I'd prefer an API that would give me the actual content of the
 feed that I am wanting to get, not some kind of weird thing that may or
 may not work for any particular application that I may or may not be

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4547#comment:18>
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