RSS Parser

The javaxt-rss library is a simple, lightweight, open source RSS parser. It is used to parse both Atom and RSS feeds and extract common attributes including title, author, date, etc.

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Current Version: 1.2
Release Date: 2/14/2018
File Size: 35 KB
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Key Features

  • Basic Atom 1.0 and RSS 2.0 Support
  • Normalizes Tag Names to Identify Common Attributes
  • Automatically Serializes Dates and URLs to Native Java Types
  • GeoRSS and W3C Geo Support

Basic Usage

Here's a simple example of how to parse an RSS feed using the javaxt-rss library.
Please refer to the JavaDocs for a complete list of class and methods.

  //Download an RSS Feed and serialize it to an org.w3c.dom.Document. Note that in this 
  //example we are using the javaxt-core library but you can use whatever you want.
    String url = "";
    org.w3c.dom.Document xml = new javaxt.http.Request(url).getResponse().getXML();

  //Once we have an XML DOM Document, instantiate the RSS parser and loop through  
  //individual feeds. Usually there's only one feed or channel per document.
    for (javaxt.rss.Feed feed : new javaxt.rss.Parser(xml).getFeeds()){

      //Print basic information about the RSS feed
        System.out.println("Date:\t" + feed.getLastUpdate());

      //Iterate through individual items in the feed
        for (javaxt.rss.Item item : feed.getItems()){
            System.out.println("Title:\t" + item.getTitle());
            System.out.println("Date:\t" + item.getDate());
            System.out.println("Link:\t" + item.getLink());
            System.out.println("Location:\t" + item.getLocation());
            for (javaxt.rss.Media media : item.getMedia()){
                System.out.println("Type:\t" + media.getType());
                System.out.println("Link:\t" + media.getLink());