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Doubleknot RSS FEEDS and Subscription

Doubleknot organizations can publish RSS as well as subscribe to RSS feeds published by others.  Subscription to RSS feeds is supported on Doubleknot Site Brander pages and on home pages.

What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) is a lightweight XML format designed for sharing text and other Web content.   It is used by computer programs that organize headlines and other content for easy reading and is a good way to learn of new, updated and changed content.

How to subscribe to Doubleknot organization RSS.

A program known as a feed reader or aggregator can check RSS-enabled webpages on behalf of any user and display any press releases or articles that it finds.

Depending on the source, RSS will deliver the entire text of the event, library list or story to your newsreader, or just the first paragraph or headline. Clicking on a headline will take you straight to the full story via your web browser.

Many newsreaders are available as standalone programs or extensions of existing programs such as web browsers. Web-based feed readers and news aggregators require no software installation and make your feed available on any computer with Web access. RSS feeds typically are linked via an orange rectangle with the letters XML  or RSS.

Doubleknot RSS Subscriptions.

At present Doubleknot support two RSS subscription types with a third under development.  The current subscriptions are for events and library documents.  Following are the calling formats for each. 

NOTE: In each example, myorg should be replaced with the domain name of your organization. 

Events Subscriptions

http://myorg.doubleknot.com/rss/rss_events.asp?orgkey=947&orglist=947,948,949&hidedesc=TRUE&cnt=20

Calling parameters:

·         Orgkey – Each Doubleknot client has a unique identifier.

·         orglist (optional) – The list of organization keys for the organization that you want to include in the RSS.  This is useful for organization that have sub-organizations that they want to include in the feed. The default is the value specified for the orgkey.

·         hidedesc (optional) – TRUE indicates that you want the feed to include the event description, which can be long; FALSE indicates that the description should not be included.  If not specified, the default is TRUE.

·         cnt (optional)  – The number of event records to include.  The default is 20.

·         regdateset (optional)  – TRUE indicates to only include events that a user can register for.  If not specified, the default is FALSE.

·         CategoryID (optional) – If your subscription supports the categorization of events, categoryID will display the events in the specified category.

Library Documents Subscriptions

http://myorg.doubleknot.com/rss/rss_docs.asp?orgkey=947&hidedesc=TRUE

Calling parameters:

·         Orgkey – Each Doubleknot client has a unique identifier.

·         hidedesc (optional) – TRUE indicates that you want the feed to include the event description, which can be long; FALSE indicates that the description should not be included.  If not specified, the default is TRUE.

·         FolderKey (optional) – To display only documents in a specific folder, specify the unique folder key.

Doubleknot RSS Reader.

Besides being an RSS feeder/publisher, Doubleknot can serve as an RSS Reader from Site Brander pages which include and organization Homepage.  Below are examples and a description of the calling parameters.

Calling parameters

·         #dkrss# to #/dkrss# - encloses the entire RSS feeder string

·         #openinsame# to #/openinsame# - a value of TRUE or FALSE indicates whether clicking the link opens a new window.

·         #myxls# to #/myxls# -  how RSS is displayed is determined by an XML style sheet as an .xsl file.  To use a custom xsl file you need to tell the reader where it is located.  See examples 2 & 4

Example feeds that can be placed into a Site Brander page including the home page.

1.       Display the next 20 events for a specified list of organizations: #dkrss##feed#/rss/rss_events.asp?orgkey=947&orglist=947,948,949&hidedesc=TRUE&cnt=20#/feed##openinsame#TRUE#/openinsame##/dkrss#

2.       Desplay this list of events for org 50 using a custom xsl file that is located in your Site Brander directory: #myxls##dkrss##feed#/rss/rss_events.asp?orgkey=947#/feed##openinsame#TRUE#/openinsame##myxls#/orgheaders/947/myCustomStyleSheet.xsl#/myxls##/dkrss#

3.       Display a list of documents for an organization: #dkrss##feed#/rss/rss_docs.asp?orgkey=947#/feed##openinsame#FALSE#/openinsame##/dkrss#

4.       Display a list of documents in a specific folder for an organization: #dkrss##feed#/rss/rss_docs.asp?orgkey=947&folderkey=499#/feed##openinsame#TRUE#/openinsame##/dkrss#

 

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