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    A lightweight architecture for RSS polling of arbitrary web sources

    Bossa, S. and Fiumara, G. and Provetti, Alessandro (2006) A lightweight architecture for RSS polling of arbitrary web sources. In: De Paoli, F. and Di Stefano, A. and Omicini, A. and Santoro, C. (eds.) From Objects to Agents: Proceedings of the 7th WOA 2006 Workshop. CEUR Workshop Proceedings 204., pp. 118-123.

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    We describe a new Web service architecture designed to make it possible to collect data from traditional plain HTML Web sites, aggregate and serve them in more advanced formats, e.g. as RSS feeds. To locate the relevant data in the plain HTML pages, the architecture requires the insertion of some meta tags in the commented text. Hence, the extra markup remains totally transparent to users and programs. Such annotated HTML documents are then routinely pulled by our Web service, which then aggregates the data and serves them over several channels, e.g. RSS 1.0 or 2.0. Also, a REST-style Web Service allows users to submit XQuery queries to the feeds database. Finally, we discuss scalability issues w.r.t. polling frequencies.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2021 13:28
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:51


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