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As it turns out, a lot of the operations provided by RSSBus work great as lists using Microsoft's Simple List Extensions (see previous post if you aren't familiar with SLE). As an example, consider the yahooStockQuotes operation. If you only wanted to be able to track the latest quote of your favorite stock(s), a list would work perfectly. No need to store historical items about previous quotes in your feed reader. If your reader is smart enough to analyze historical data and give you charts and graphs, that will be a different story, and you can easily change the feed to a regular one instead of a list by just turning on a simple treatas feed attribute).

As an example of an RSSBus generated SLE feed, I put up a sample stock quote script (view source). This script takes one querystring parameter called "symbols", for which the value is a space separated list of symbols to query for. You can subscribe to this feed in your own feed reader, replace the symbols querystring value with your favorite stocks, and voila.


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Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2006 2:40 PM Programming , Software | Back to top


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Nice van!!
Left by Tim Hibbard on Nov 02, 2006 10:59 PM

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It looks like the sample feed is broken.
Left by Mark on Nov 01, 2007 5:29 PM

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Thanks Mark. Yahoo changed the URL for this service, but I've updated my copy of of YahooOps with the one published at rssbus.com and that fixed me all up.
Left by Lance on Nov 05, 2007 12:45 PM

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