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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
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    is there anything in existence that would allow you to use an rss feed as a means of downloading the work on a site? it is my own work so there is no copyright issue involved.
    any advice greatly appreciated.
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      CommentAuthorLokiZero
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
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    Not sure what you mean... an rss reader will display the contents of the feed, and if there's downloadable content in the feed, you can download it like everything else.
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
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    i kind of meant a mass downloader function -- you know kind of plug the rss feed address in and it downloads the whole lot as text files or something. does that make more sense? i hope so.
    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
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    Download it direct to text files, etc? It almost sounds more like you'd want an FTP client than an RSS reader. Unless you're trying to back up from a blog, which may be a bit trickier. I don't know of any offhand that would grab them as text files, but Opera's RSS portion treats feeds like email, with each update listed as a separate item, grabbing all the text that's pushed, and allowing you to search through them, etc, though I haven't found a way to get it to automatically grab other things like mp3s(it will parse out the links to them though).
    • CommentAuthortmofee
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
     (1089.5)
    Yes.

    FeedDemon is a RSS reader like all, if you have unread items, you can go offline and it will prefetch everything so you can read later.

    Now, if the RSS only displays part of the news info and you need to click on the link to see the rest, you're outta luck. If you've set up your feeds right however, you should have no problems. Whether you can convert the information into a HTML file I'm not sure, but it's a start.