Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production

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Beating MySpace into submission

Posted 13 August 2006 in feed, myspace, and xslt

Folks, I recently completed the basic groundwork for the MySpace feed generator. It's been tough to get the XML transforms right, because the blog output is so mind-bogglingly unstructured. It's simply atrocious, and I fully expect to find more and more profoundly stupid corner cases that will have to be accounted for later on.

The next steps will be to convert the entire thing into a web-ready script and begin to optimize the XSLT document. I'll soon have something up and running, I expect.

[XML]: Extensible Markup Language [XSLT]: XML Stylesheet Transform