Import Synchronized OPML: Folders Not Feeds

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2005-05-14
2012-08-29
  • I've tried to do an Import | Synchronized Blogroll using the OPML from Blogrolling.com. The result is that the title I give to the synchronized blogroll shows up as a category folder in Favourites, and each feed shows as a sub-category folder under that category with the correct title. When I right click on one of those sub-categories to get the properites, the URL is the URI to the OPML on Blogrolling.com

    Platform: MS WindowsXPsp1
    Java 2 Runtime Environment SE v1.4.2_06
    RSSOwl v1.1
    Firefox 1.0.4

    Example OPML file from Blogrolling.com

    <!-- OPML generated by Blogrolling.com -->

    &lt;opml version=&quot;1.1&quot;&gt;
    

    -
    <head>
    <title/>
    <dateModified/>
    <ownerName>Blogroll Owner</ownerName>
    <ownerEmail>opml@blogrolling.com</ownerEmail>
    </head>
    -
    <body>
    <outline text="BeyondVC" type="link" url="http://www.beyondvc.com/" lastmod="Last updated: 11:48:24 GMT on Friday, May 13" target="" isRecent="true"/>
    <outline text="bizdrivenlife.net" type="link" url="http://www.bizdrivenlife.net/" target=""/>

    [removed several similar examples for clarity]

    <outline text="VentureBlog" type="link" url="http://www.ventureblog.com/" target=""/>
    </body>
    </opml>

    The "exported" file to download to a local harddrive from Blogrolling.com is similar...

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
    <!-- OPML generated by Blogrolling.com -->
    <opml version="1.1">
    <head>
    <title>Business Life</title>
    <dateModified></dateModified>
    <ownerName>Blogroll Owner</ownerName>
    <ownerEmail>opml@blogrolling.com</ownerEmail>
    </head>
    <body>
    <outline text="BeyondVC" type="link" url="http://www.beyondvc.com/" />
    <outline text="bizdrivenlife.net" type="link" url="http://www.bizdrivenlife.net/" title="A Technology Entrepreneur&#39;s Take on Winning in Business ... and in Life!" />

    [removed several similar examples for clarity]

    <outline text="VentureBlog" type="link" url="http://www.ventureblog.com/" target="_blank" />
    </body>
    </opml>

    And results in the same problem when imported into RSSOwl through Import | From OPML File... though the category folder has No Title in this case and the properties for each sub-categoyr file only shows a Title - the correct title of the blog without any feed or URL.

     
    • I see the problem. Blogrolling.com does some automagical things in the background, so that you can add sites without XML feed syndication to your blogroll, thus their OPML is not compatible with RSSowl. For example, since URL overrides HTMLURL which overrides XMLUR, blogrolling.com only uses the URL.

      Newsgator OPML is, more or less, working. At least, it had the basics for synchronization. I edited it somewhat for use as an OPML file to import.

      We're investigating the use of MagpieRSS or zFeeder to add blogrolling funcitons to our blogsite. We'll make sure we're compatible with RSSowl

      Joseph A. di Paolantonio
      http://press.teleinteractive.net/cynasuralog