[development] stripping tags during aggregation?

Larry Garfield larry at garfieldtech.com
Thu Jun 28 03:11:47 UTC 2007

Importing feeds as nodes would also offer a very clean and flexible way of 
pushing data between sister-sites.  I've never had much luck with pub/sub, 
but a feed-based solution would offer a lot of flexibility.  (Imagine 
building your outgoing feed using Views.  You could export virtually any 
combination of nodes for a sister site to consume into mirrored nodes as 

On Wednesday 27 June 2007, Ashraf Amayreh wrote:
> I chose to bring items in as nodes because then you can utilize so many of
> the node features like editing an aggregated node, using all modules that
> affect nodes, ability to attach comments, user ownership, categorizing them
> through the taxonomy system, publishing, moderation, revisions (although I
> don't implement revisions yet but it sounds intriguing to play on this
> thought), sticky, etc.
> This is what popped to mind in an instant, I could also see integration
> with other node oriented modules such as views and some vague  and
> definitely undeveloped CCK integration, path-auto comes to mind as well.
> Aggregating feeds in a different way would make them a total foreign entity
> that needs special hooks, special handling, new modules that utilize a new
> API, I'm just stating the thoughts I had when I reached the conclusion to
> aggregate them as nodes.
> Thanks for the suggestion on how to handle input. Filtering input through
> the node filter system sounds ideal. Never would have reached this on my
> own.
> I'll take the opportunity to ask if there are any developers here
> interested in co-maintaining the aggregation module with me, you can drop
> me a line off list. I really need extra skilled people here so as to not
> screw up my module :P Just go take a look at the pending patches and
> feature requests and your going to drool at the beauty ;) You'll also know
> why a
> co-maintainer sounds like a good idea. Sponsors don't need any invitations,
> they're always welcome hehe :P
> On 6/27/07, Bèr Kessels <ber at webschuur.com> wrote:
> > Op woensdag 27 juni 2007, schreef Morbus Iff:
> > > I'll support an API that lets me choose
> >
> > feedparser is no more then an API. with pretty good storage of links (I
> > would
> > like to see it coupled to link bundle to allow scheduled checks for
> > linkrot/301s etc).
> >
> > But I don't see why the database model would prevent you from linkrot.
> >
> > In any case: feedparser is an API; you can bolt your own stuff on top,
> > incl
> > the default Drupal feed storage/presentation. But also including nodes,
> > wich
> > hands you all the goodness of nodes, such as, but certainly not limited
> > to,
> > stripping tags based on input filters.
> >
> > Bèr
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