Dapp crap – Google notebook / RSS update

Agh. So this is the most unelegant thing, but I have an RSS feed of my Google notebook:

http://tinyurl.com/2t8wbx

This involves two dapps and a custom xslt transform. Here’s how it works:

  1. The first Dapp turns the Google notebook into XML
  2. A hapispace page turns this XML into title/post pairs
  3. The second Dapp turns this into an RSS feed

On top of this journey, I had to make several variations of the middle piece so that the second dapp could cope and get the RSS items right. What a lot of work!

I don’t think it works perfectly, but it caught the last note that I posted, so that’s cool…

Onwards!

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One Comment

  1. Posted July 5, 2007 at 12:10 am | Permalink

    Thanks! I was poking around in the Google documents, and you can actually get the Atom feed directly from Google.

    “The URL of a public notebook page is of the following form:
    http://www.google.com/notebook/public/%5BuserID%5D/%5BnotebookID%5D

    “To get a feed of all the notes in a particular public notebook, use the following URL:
    http://www.google.com/notebook/feeds/%5BuserID%5D/notebooks/%5BnotebookID%5D

    How about that?