XML::RSS::Parser::Lite - A simple pure perl RSS parser.


        use XML::RSS::Parser::Lite;
        use LWP::Simple;
        my $xml = get("");
        my $rp = new XML::RSS::Parser::Lite;
        print $rp->get('title') . " " . $rp->get('url') . " " . $rp->get('description') . "\n";

        for (my $i = 0; $i < $rp->count(); $i++) {
                my $it = $rp->get($i);
                print $it->get('title') . " " . $it->get('url') . " " . $it->get('description') . "\n";
                # some RSSv2.0 optional parameters may have been set:
                if (defined $it->get('pubDate') { print "publication date found: " . $it->get('pubDate')."\n"; }


XML::RSS::Parser::Lite is a simple pure perl RSS parser. It uses XML::Parser::Lite as backend.

For the fields available via get, please refer to the documentation:, for RSS v2.0:


$rp = new XML::RSS::Parser::Lite;

Creates a new RSS parser.


Parses the supplied xml.

$items = $rp->count();

Returns the number of items in the RSS file.

$value = $rp->get($what);

Integers sent to get returns and XML::RSS::Parser::Lite::Item while the strings title, url, and description returns these values from the RSS channel information.

$value = $item->get($what);

On an XML::RSS::Parser::Lite::Item this can return the strings title, url, or description. All RSS v2.0 values are accessible, provided they are present in the feed:


Copyright (c) 2003-2013 Erik Bosrup. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


Erik Bosrup, ; Thomas Blanchard,