The webhelpers.feedgenerator module provides an API for programmatically generating syndication feeds from a Pylons application (your TurboGears 2.1 application is a particular configuration of Pylons).
The feed generator is intended for use in controllers, and generates an output stream. Currently the following feeds can be created by using the appropriate class:
All of these format specific Feed generators inherit from the
SyndicationFeed() class and
you use the same API to interact with them.
Example controller method:
from helloworld.lib.base import BaseController from tg.controllers import CUSTOM_CONTENT_TYPE from webhelpers.feedgenerator import Atom1Feed from pylons import response from pylons.controllers.util import url_for class CommentsController(BaseController): @expose(content_type=CUSTOM_CONTENT_TYPE) def atom1( self ): """Produce an atom-1.0 feed via feedgenerator module""" feed = Atom1Feed( title=u"An excellent Sample Feed", link=url_for(), description=u"A sample feed, showing how to make and add entries", language=u"en", ) feed.add_item(title="Sample post", link=u"http://example.com/posts/sample", description="Testing.") response.content_type = 'application/atom+xml' return feed.writeString('utf-8')
To have your feed automatically discoverable by your user’s browser, you will need to include a link tag to your template/document’s head. Most browsers render this as a small RSS icon next to the address bar on which the user can click to subscribe.
<head> <link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" href="./atom1" /> </head>
Normally you will also want to include an in-page link to the RSS page so that users who are not aware of or familiar with the automatic discovery can find the RSS feed. FeedIcons has a downloadable set of icons suitable for use in links.
<a href="./atom1"><img src="/images/feed-icon-14x14.png" /> Subscribe</a>
The various feed generators will escape your content appropriately for the particular type of feed.
SyndicationFeed(title, link, description, language=None, author_email=None, author_name=None, author_link=None, subtitle=None, categories=None, feed_url=None, feed_copyright=None, feed_guid=None, ttl=None, **kwargs)¶
Base class for all syndication feeds. Subclasses should provide write()
__init__(title, link, description, language=None, author_email=None, author_name=None, author_link=None, subtitle=None, categories=None, feed_url=None, feed_copyright=None, feed_guid=None, ttl=None, **kwargs)¶
add_item(title, link, description, author_email=None, author_name=None, author_link=None, pubdate=None, comments=None, unique_id=None, enclosure=None, categories=(), item_copyright=None, ttl=None, **kwargs)¶
Adds an item to the feed. All args are expected to be Python Unicode objects except pubdate, which is a datetime.datetime object, and enclosure, which is an instance of the Enclosure class.
Add elements on each item (i.e. item/entry) element.
Add elements in the root (i.e. feed/channel) element. Called from write().
Return extra attributes to place on each item (i.e. item/entry) element.
Returns the latest item’s pubdate. If none of them have a pubdate, this returns the current date/time.
Return extra attributes to place on the root (i.e. feed/channel) element. Called from write().
Outputs the feed in the given encoding to outfile, which is a file-like object. Subclasses should override this.
Returns the feed in the given encoding as a string.
Enclosure(url, length, mime_type)¶
Represents an RSS enclosure