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Help with someone else's RSS feed Script PLEASE!!!

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[already posted in third party scripts]
I hope someone out there may be able to help me out here. I have been trying to pull a few feeds into my page from Blogger and a couple of other sources with mixed success. I have to date been using Aaron Dunlaps script RSS_Get [http://www.aarondunlap.com/?content=rss_get] and if you look to the bottom right of my page [http://mouse.nodstrum.com/blog_links.php] you’ll see that under the heading of ‘The After the Mouse blog’ the feed from Aaron’s blog comes through just fine but all the others are, well useless! And that’s because they’re Atom feeds from Blogger…

I will admit I know zip about the workings of XML weather its Atom or RSS so can anyone tell me where I need to make alterations to the code to make it Atom friendly

RSS_Get code
[code]

<?php

  #==========================
  # The following line declares how long to wait before reloading the RSS feed.
  # Keep in mind, many sites discourage people from pulling its feed more often than 30 minutes.
  # For example, Slashdot.org may ban your server if it tries to load the rss feed too often.
 
  # You may change the below line.
  #==========================

  $minutes = 30; //How often to update the image. 0 indicates that image updates every time it is called (heavy strain on bandwidth & server)

  #==========================
  # The next line is what directory to dump the htm files generated by this script.
  # It should be relative to the location of this script, and it *MUST* have a trailing slash if it's a seperate dir.
  # If you want the files to be dumped in the same dir as this script, set it to ""

  # You may change the next line
  #==========================
 
  $filename = "rss/";
 
  #==========================
  # The next 4 lines are default settings for the script to use, if they are not set prior to including this script
  # You may change the next 4 lines.
  #==========================

  $default_url = "http://www.aarondunlap.com/rss.php?mode=hl"; //URL for the RSS/XML feed you're subscribing to.
  $default_displayname = "|| aarondunlap.com ||"; //Title to appear before headlines. Should be feed-specific
  $default_number = 5; //How many headlines to display. If you set it higher than the ammount of headlines, it will stop there
  $default_target = "_self"; //Target for headline links. Options: "_self" and "_blank"

  #==========================
  # The next line is whether or not the script should auto-update.
  # If enabled, the script will check to see if a newer version of this script is available and will
  # automatically download and install it. Your current version of the script will be backed up  in your $filename
  # directory.

  # If you have manually edited this script, you should disable this. Otherwise, it is recomended that you enable it.
  # Also note, your customized settings (default_url, default_displayname, filename, etc) WILL be kept during
  # auto-updates. Alterations to the actual function code (beneath) would be overwritten in an update.

  # During updates, your existing script is backed up into the $filename directory as "backup_[date]_(time).php"

  # You may change the next line
  #==========================
 
  $autoupdate = TRUE;
 
  #==========================
  # The settings below are for advanced headline truncation.
 
  # $default_trunc is how many characters to cut off at,
  #                the default is FALSE, which wont truncate
  #                at all.
 
  #                You may use $trunc when calling this script
  #                to define the truncation for specific feeds
 
  # $default_delim is what character to cut off the headline at
  #                for example, if your headlines contain useless
  #                data at the end, like "(via Reuters)", setting
  #                the delimiter to "(" will stop that from showing.
 
  #                You may use $delim when calling this script
  #                to define the truncation for specific feeds
 
  #===========================

  $default_trunc = FALSE;
  $default_delim = FALSE;

  #XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  # Everything below is functional code.

  # You should not change it unless you know what you're doing,
  # and even if you do know what you're doing, are you sure you're
  # awake enough to do it? Maybe take a nap, rethink things, try again.
  #XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  $version = 1.481;

  //If these variables aren't declared already, use defaults.
  if (!isset($url)) { $url = $default_url; }
  if (!isset($displayname)) { $displayname = $default_displayname; }
  if (!isset($number)) { $number = $default_number; }
  if (!isset($target)) { $target = $default_target; }
  if (!isset($trunc)) { $trunc = $default_trunc; }
  if (!isset($delim)) { $delim = $default_delim; }
 

  //In-URL definitions. Cannot be used for including, but it works great for testing.
  if (isset($_GET['url'])) { $url = $_GET['url'];}
  if (isset($_GET['number'])) { $number = $_GET['number'];}
  if (isset($_GET['displayname'])) { $displayname = $_GET['displayname'];}
  if (isset($_GET['rssHeadline'])) { $rssHeadline = $_GET['rssHeadline'];}
  $basefile = $filename;
  $versionfile = $filename."updatelog.htm"; //File for update attempt log
  $filename .= md5($url).".htm"; //Prepare filename for htm output


  #==========================
  # Script updating. Checks to see if an update attempt has been made in 24 hours, then goes ahead.
  #==========================
  if (((is_file($versionfile)) && (((time()-filemtime($versionfile)) >= (24 * 60 * 60))) || (!is_file($versionfile))) && ($autoupdate == TRUE)) {
$out = "";

//If updatelog.htm is too big, clear it out.
if (filesize($versionfile) > 102400)  { unlink($versionfile); $out .= "<i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> <b>Cleared update log because it was too big (>100kB)</b><hr>"; }

$fd = fopen ($versionfile , "a+");
$out .= "<i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> Attempting to acquire latest version number: ";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
  require 'http://www.aarondunlap.com/code/rss_get_version.php';

if ((isset($latestversion)) && (isset($versionURL))) {
$out = "<b>Acquired!</b><br>\n <i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> Comparing version numbers: ";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
if ($version < $latestversion) {
$out = "<b>Your version ($version) is out-of-date. Updating to version $latestversion.</b><br>\n <i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> Loading updated script: ";
fwrite ($fd , $out);

//Reads the new file from my server
if (@$newversfile = fopen($versionURL,"r")) {

while (!feof($newversfile)) {
$newvers .= fgets($newversfile);
}

//Transfers currently existing settings onto the update.
$newvers = str_replace("http://www.aarondunlap.com/rss.php?mode=hl",$default_url,$newvers);
$newvers = str_replace("|| aarondunlap.com ||",$default_displayname,$newvers);
$newvers = str_replace('$default_number = 5;','$default_number = '.$default_number.';',$newvers);
$newvers = str_replace('$autoupdate = TRUE;','$autoupdate = '.$autoupdate.';',$newvers);
$newvers = str_replace('$filename = "rss/";','$filename = "'.$basefile.'";',$newvers);
$newvers = str_replace('$minutes = 30;','$minutes = '.$minutes.';',$newvers);
$newvers = str_replace('$default_target = "_self";','$default_target = '.$default_target.';',$newvers);


$out = "<b>Opened</b><br>\n <i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> Checking write-access in directory: ";
fwrite ($fd , $out);

//Checks to make sure we can write in this directory
if (is_writable(getcwd())) {
$out = "<b>Writable!</b><br>\n <i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> Writing new version to temporary file: ";
fwrite ($fd , $out);

$outfile = fopen("rss_get_temp.txt","w+");
fwrite($outfile, $newvers);
fclose($outfile);
$out = "<b>Written.</b><br>\n<i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> Backing up outdated file in $basefile directory:";
fwrite ($fd , $out);


//Backs up the current script (this one) into the rss folder
if (!copy("rss_get.php",$basefile."backup_".date("m-d-y_(H.i)").".php")) {
$out = "<b>Failed.</b><hr>\n";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
fclose($fd);
} else {
$out = "<b>Moved.</b><br>\n<i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i> Replacing script with new version:";
fwrite ($fd , $out);

//Renames the temp file as this file, effectively replacing it.
if (@!rename("rss_get_temp.txt","rss_get.php")) {
  /*Dude, look at these if blocks!*/ $out = "<b>Failed.</b><hr>\n";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
fclose($fd);
} else {
chmod("rss_get.php",774);
$out = "<b>Replaced</b><br>\n<i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i><b> RSS_GET updating complete. </b>\n<br><i>[".date("m/d/y H:i:s")."]</i><b>Version note from author:</b>".$message."<hr>\n";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
fclose($fd);
}

}

} else {
$out = "<b>Not Writable.</b><hr>\n";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
fclose($fd);
}

} else {
$out = "<b>Failed.</b><hr>\n";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
fclose($fd);
}
} else {
$out = "<b>Your version is current</b><hr>\n";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
}

} else {
$out = "<b>Failed.</b><hr>\n";
fwrite ($fd , $out);
fclose($fd);
}
} // That's a lot of elses! Alright, we're done with the update thing.
 



  #==========================
  # Check the modify time of the htm file for this feed, and see if it's too new to reload the feed.
  # If the file is too new, it loads the htm file. This stops the script from constantly pulling the feed.
  #==========================

  if (($minutes > 0) && (is_file($filename)) && (((time()-filemtime($filename)) < ($minutes * 60)))) {
  include $filename;
$time = floor((time()-filemtime($filename)) / 60); //See how many "minutes ago" the file was made.
echo "<br><i><span class=\"updated\">Updated $time minutes ago.</span></i>"; //Include "minutes ago" after output.
       
  } elseif (@fopen($url,"r")) { //Makes sure the file can actually be accessed.

    #==========================
  # If we're down here, it means that the feed needs to be reloaded.
  #==========================

  $rssHandle = fopen($url,"r") ; // Open the rss file for reading

  while (!feof($rssHandle)) {
  $rssData .= fgets($rssHandle);
  }

  #==========================
  # Feed parsing
  #==========================
  $tag = "item ";
  $rssData =  preg_replace("/<" . $tag . "(.|\s)*?>/","<item>",$rssData);
  $rssData = chop($rssData); // Strip any whitespace from the end of the string   
  $rssData = ereg_replace("[\r,\n]", "", $rssData); //Clear line breaks
  $rssData = strstr($rssData,"<item>"); //Remove everything before <item>.

  #==========================
  # Strip specific tags and their content from the feed, to lighten the strain on the processor.

  # Currently, only the <description></description> tags are stripped, we don't need them and sometimes
  # they are REALLY long, getting rid of them now makes it easier to parse later.
  #==========================  
  $tags_and_content_to_strip = Array("description");

  foreach ($tags_and_content_to_strip as $tag) {
       $rssData = preg_replace("/<" . $tag . ">(.|\s)*?<\/" . $tag . ">/","",$rssData);
  }

  $rssData = str_replace("<item>","", $rssData); //Remove <item> itself
  $rssData = urldecode($rssData); //Replace any silly %20-type characters with their readable replacement.
  $rssData = str_replace(strstr("</channel>",$rssData),"",$rssData);
  $rssArray = explode("</item>",$rssData); //Creates an Array from all the headlines
 
    $title = array();
  $link = array();

  #==========================
  # This loop creates an array for links and another for titles.
  #========================== 
  $x = 0;
  while($x < $number) {
  $link[$x] = strstr($rssArray[$x],"<link>"); //Remove everything before <link>
$link[$x] = ereg_replace("<link>","",$link[$x]);

$link[$x] = str_replace(strstr($link[$x],"</link>"),"",$link[$x]);
$link[$x] = trim($link[$x]);

$title[$x] = strstr($rssArray[$x],"<title>");
  $title[$x] = ereg_replace("<title>","",$title[$x]); // Remove the leading <title> tags from the selected headline
  $title[$x] = str_replace(strstr($title[$x],"</title>"),"",$title[$x]); //  Remove </title> and anything after it
  $title[$x] = trim($title[$x]);

if ($trunc != FALSE) { $title[$x] = str_replace(substr($title[$x],$trunc),"",$title[$x]); }
if ($delim != FALSE) { $title[$x] = str_replace(strstr($title[$x],$delim),"",$title[$x]); }
       
        if ($title[$x] == "") { $number = $x; break; } //If there are no more headlines, reset $number to the max.
$x++;
  }

  #==========================
  # Writing the file
  #==========================
  $fp = fopen($filename, "w+");
  $x=0; 
  fwrite($fp,"<b><span class=\"displayname\">$displayname</span></b> \n"); //Write the displayname to the file

  while ($x < $number) { //This loop writes each line individualy.
  fwrite($fp,"<br>\n-<a class=\"headlinellink\" target=\"$target\" href=\"$link[$x]\">$title[$x]</a>");
$x++;
  }
fclose($fp);
include $filename;
echo "<br><i><span class=\"updated\">Live.</span></i>";

} else {
#==========================
# Error handling:
# (rss url given is unreadable)
#==========================
echo "<b>Could not connect to $url. </b>";

}

?>


[/code]

Many thanks

Mouse

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