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NAME

POE::Component::RSS - Event based RSS parsing

SYNOPSIS

  use POE qw(Component::RSS);

  POE::Component::RSS->spawn();

  $kernel->post(
    'rss', 
    'parse' => {
      Item => 'item_state',
    },
    $rss_string
  );

DESCRIPTION

POE::Component::RSS is an event based RSS parsing module. It wraps XML::RSS and provides a POE based framework for accessing the information provided.

INTERFACE

spawn

RSS parser components are not normal objects, but are instead 'spawned' as separate sessions. This is done with PoCo::RSS's 'spawn' method, which takes one named parameter:

Alias => $alias_name

'Alias' sets the name by which the session is known. If no alias is given, the component defaults to 'rss'. It's possible to spawn several RSS components with different names.

Postbacks

Sessions communicate asynchronously with PoCo::RSS - they post requests to it, and it posts results back.

Parse requests are posted to the component's parse state, and include a hash of states to return results to, and a RSS string to parse, followed by an optional identity parameter. For example:

  $kernel->post(
    'rss', 
    'parse' => { # hash of result states
      Item      => 'item_state',
      Channel   => 'channel_state',
      Image     => 'image_state',
      Textinput => 'textinput_state',
      Start     => 'start_state',
      Stop      => 'stop_state',
    },
    $rss_string, $rss_identity_tag);

Currently supported result events are:

Item => 'item_state'

A state to call every time an item is found within the RSS file. Called with a reference to a hash which contains all attributes of that item.

Channel => 'channel_state'

A state to call every time a channel definition is found within the RSS file. Called with a reference to a hash which contains all attributes of that channel.

Image => 'image_state'

A state to call every time an image definition is found within the RSS file. Called with a reference to a hash which contains all attributes of that image.

Textinput => 'textinput_state'

A state to call every time a textinput definition is found within the RSS file. Called with a reference to a hash which contains all attributes of that textinput.

Start => 'start_state'

A state to call at the start of parsing.

Stop => 'stop_state'

A state to call at the end of parsing.

If an identity parameter was supplied with the parse event, the first parameter of all result events is that identity string. This allows easy identification of which parse a result is for.

BUGS

  • Some events may be emitted even if no data was found. Calling code should check return data to verify content.

  • This really needs to be rewritten using POE::Filter::XML. Of course, I've been saying that for a few years now...

AUTHORS

  • Matt Cashner - sungo@pobox.com

  • Michael Stevens - michael@etla.org

LICENSE

Copyright (c) 2004, Matt Cashner. All rights reserved.

Copyright (c) 2002, Michael Stevens. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

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  • Neither the name of the Matt Cashner nor the names of its contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific prior written permission.

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