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2. Implementation and Setup > 36. Build Your Own RSS Tracking Application: The ...

Build Your Own RSS Tracking Application: The Core Code and Reporting

Syndicating content via RSS is similar to, but not the same as, building normal web pages. Because of this, the parsing of information collected is very similar to our “build your own” web measurement application, using a similar architecture. However, because RSS is designed to be presented in any number of applications and environments, the reporting is slightly different (but no less interesting).

Assuming you’ve already read how to collect data from within RSS feeds [Hack #12] , you should have an RSS logfile. To learn anything meaningful from RSS.log, you need to parse the file and generate human-readable reports.


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