I have the task of developing a blog feed aggregator. We have a website where the members have their own personal blogs. I need to design a script that gets their blog entries and puts in our database every couple of hours.
I've pretty much managed to do this and it works for basic wordpress style rss feeds, however what happens if the feed is in a different format? I had kind of assumed that RSS was RSS and one parser would suit all, but after doing a little testing this is not turning out to be the case.
Can anyone tell me how many different type of RSS / XML feeds I need to account and code for?
Is this the best way in your opinions of creating a feed aggregator site?
Any thoughts or opinions appreciated, i'm not sure if i'm barking up the wrong tree completely with this one.