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ajt (2546)

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Sunday May 11, 2003
01:07 PM

Sapphire, Steel and Perl

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Spent some idle time today watching the rest of my Sapphire and Steel DVD. Okay it's only old 4:3 ratio, and the original video isn't the richest of sources, but it was still rather fun.

On a more productive front I've been working on a Apache::Registry/CGI-BIN based RSS client. I'm trying to make a small and simple client, but is more robust than a simple hack. By using the rather excellent Cache::FileCache module, CGI and my XML::RSS::Tools, I've been able to knock up a simple enough client in less than 200 lines of code.

If you have never used DeWitt Clinton's very useful Cache::Cache then you are missing a very useful set of modules. I first spotted it when reading one of Randal's excellent WebTechniques Perl columns - "Getting One-Click Processing".

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  • You mean like this?

    I'm overdue for pushing out another release,
    I've added a fair bit of functionality,
    maybe in a few weeks once finals are done
    Were that I say, pancakes?
    • Not that sophisticated. My code is simple Apache::Registry application that takes the URI of a RSS Feed and the name of a XSL stylesheet, and it returns a nicely formatted HTML page. There is no real user interface, short of a HTML form you build yourself which I have done.

      In case anyone is interested here is the Perl code for my ultra-light RSS application. It will go into the next release of XML::RSS::Tools as a new example soon.


      use strict;
      use warnings;
      use CGI;
      use CGI::Ca

      -- "It's not magic, it's work..."