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feedfix

A smarter Node.js based reverse-proxy that fixes crappy RSS/Atom/XML feeds that still live in the 90's where everyone had their own idea of non-ISO date formats.

Usage

First kind of transformation to make is on dates:

http://datefixer.example.com?url=http://idiots.rss.com/stupidRSS.xml&datefields=pubDate&datefmt=ddd+MMM+DD+HH:mm:ss+z+YYYY

This will convert all field values in pubDate to ISO date format, where originally they had the form of ddd MMM DD HH:mm:ss z YYYY.

For how to compose formats, see moment.

Another kind of transformation is on the id field:

http://datefixer.example.com?url=http://idiots.rss.com/stupidRSS.xml&cleanid=guid

This will clear all the params in field guid.

<guid>http://idiots.com/12345?t=2014-01-13T08:52:31Z</guid>

To

<guid>http://idiots.com/12345<guid>

Dependencies

One implicit dependency is libxml2 which feedfix uses implicitly, in order to get good parsing performance. If you're hosting on Heroku, its already there, if on your own servers, make sure to install libxml2 and its development headers.

Heroku

This service should just snap into Heroku easily.

$ git clone git://github.com/jondot/feedfix.git
$ cd feedfix; heroku create;
$ git push heroku master

Contributing

Fork, implement, add tests, pull request, get my everlasting thanks and a respectable place here :).

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2012- Dotan Nahum @jondot. See MIT-LICENSE for further details.