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Old 11-03-2011, 11:20 AM
 
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You need to edit the feed file myfeed.xml, has nothing to do with your HTML page.

Oh, of course (now I remember where I saw that <text> block).

Did that. Nothing happened.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Now you're consfuisng things, the feed is XML not the web page.
I know - I was thinking that there might be an app that she could manually input the links, description, etc., and it would spit out the xml file. I don't know if such a beast exists, but it would be easier and less error prone than manually coding in xml.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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Clicking on the hyperlink associated with the RSS graphic, when I input that URL to Google Reader:

Sales Specials

It just says "RSS Title" -- no mention of any content, no name of the RSS. And the window has:

"RSS Title" has no unread items.

View all items


...hmm: CityData interpreted that link with the <text> data, "Sales Special" but "Sales Specials" is not showing anywhere else.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:46 AM
 
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You removed the feed info at the top. You just want to edit the item(s). I really wish CD had code tags as this would be much easier.

Go back to the example from Wikipedia, start over and just edit between the <item> tags.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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I know - I was thinking that there might be an app that she could manually input the links, description, etc., and it would spit out the xml file. I don't know if such a beast exists, but it would be easier and less error prone than manually coding in xml.
A quick Google search shows a lot of tools to do it.

Here's one with really simple interface:
RSS Tutorial - Generate a Website Feed
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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I clicked on the link and the first thing that came to mind was, "The devil went down to Georgia; he was looking for a soul to steal..."

I took violin lessons in elementary school. Got kicked out when I forgot my violin for the 3rd time in the semester. Pretty harsh, considering I was only 8.

Now that I know what you're doing, I think a traditional shopping cart would be ideal for your situation. With that, though, you'd need a regular web hosting account and you'd have to learn how to use the software, and finding a decent free cart with all the required features can be a chore (the commercial products are nice but expensive). I think the free version of CubeCart would probably do it, though. Something to consider.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:04 PM
 
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You removed the feed info at the top. You just want to edit the item(s). I really wish CD had code tags as this would be much easier.

Go back to the example from Wikipedia, start over and just edit between the <item> tags.

Still nothing.
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:07 PM
 
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I'm not sure what a shopping cart has to do with the RSS feed. I use Paypal and it works just beautifully - has, for over a decade. And I don't understand why you think I don't have a "a regular web hosting account." ??????
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:09 AM
 
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Still nothing.
Looks like you have it right now.

The only thing you want to do now is is add or delete items(s). You can have as many items as you want, each one needs a new <item> tag.

I didn't know there was W3 tutorial, check it out here.

RSS Syntax
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:25 AM
 
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Looks like you have it right now.

The only thing you want to do now is is add or delete items(s). You can have as many items as you want, each one needs a new <item> tag.

I didn't know there was W3 tutorial, check it out here.

RSS Syntax

Thank you so much for all your help. It is working this morning. I'll check out the tutorial.

Many thanks!!!
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