There are some problems with this, most obviously the tags are hidden. I have written some code in python, to parse the html and create a python dictionary, and also some code to build a tag index. I have some code to see if the linked sites are still active but there’s over 3000 bookmarks at it takes some time, and doesn’t distinguish between those that have gone away and those that are being resold. (I need to go through them for continued relevance also.)
The links are held in a pickle database, which could easily be converted to XML or JSON. I have code to delete a record on the basis of a numeric surrogate key. I can build two indices, on has the key and the tags, held as a string, the other has a list of key-tag pairs.
- Document which sites no linger work and/or are no longer relevant.
- Define the output formats, html, rss or an active query and if the latter how to host it.
- Document the delicious date format field
- Write some restartable HTML status checking code.
- Amend the index generators ro write to a file, so there is some persistence
The slow death of delicious’ rss feeds
I rendered the feed using wordpress. At some time delicious changed their URL from delicious.com back to del.icio.us. At the same time, they decided to insert an advert into the first item of the feed.
This has led to all my bookmark feeds in this wiki breaking, and to asking the question as to whether one wants to fix it as I no longer control the content. I have posted to the wordpress support site to implement a “start from” parameter. I wonder if CSS display:none; properties could be used to supress the first element in the feed.
This wiki has a number of pages which used the del.icio.us feed to expand the articles and to point at my bookmarks. I haven’t decided whether to fix them or not.
I have asked that the plugin is adjusted to exclude the first element and I propose to examine planet to see if I can put a filter into the consumption code lines. See https://davelevy.info/wiki/planet-planet/ for my planet documentation.
See https://davelevy.info/wiki/rendering-rss-on-my-blog-or-wiki/ for my jp-rss-feed documentation and https://wordpress.org/plugins/jps-get-rss-feed/ for Jimmy’s documentation.