Real quick: I'll throw this out there.
A less obtrusive way to "encode" the date of event might be to stick it in
a tag - if that's possible with the software you use for both calendars.
It would be with WordPress, for instance.
That's to say, depending on what gets placed in the RSS feed from both
applications, there might be a prettier way to handle it rather then
junking up your titles.
On Thu, Jun 18, 2015 at 10:53 AM, nitin arora <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I might be totally misunderstanding your example, but it seems you want to
> rank items by appropriacy and not just date of publication.
> In your example, the ranking depends on date of occurrence of event and
> not publication date. Did I read that right?
> If that's the only criteria, than you might be able to have a parse-able
> convention for notating date of event in your post title.
> And then, while parsing the two feeds, rank them by date of event (nearest
> to farthest away) prior to pumping out a single feed.
> Depending on what you have access to, it might be better to create the
> feed from scratch by querying up your blog and event databases rather then
> merging 2 pre-made feeds after-the-fact.
> Now I'm just rambling.
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 9:47 PM, Conal Tuohy <[log in to unmask]>
>> It's a question of merging the two feeds in order of <pubDate>?
>> This is the kind of thing that Yahoo Pipes was for, before Yahoo abandoned
>> But there are alternatives around; perhaps the list in this article will
>> provide some options you haven't seen already:
>> If you can't find an existing web service offering, you could implement
>> merger pretty easily in a custom XSLT.
>> Good luck!
>> On 18 June 2015 at 06:53, Kyle Breneman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> > I am looking for a solution to combine 2 RSS feeds into a single feed.
>> > is the feed for our library blog and another is the feed for our
>> > events calendar. My concern is that posts from the two feeds are
>> > appropriately interspersed. An example of what I mean: it would be
>> > counterproductive for an August event, posted today, to have more
>> > prominence than a previously posted event occurring tomorrow.
>> > Is this possible to accomplish? I've found scads of online sites that
>> > offer to combine feeds, but they don't seem to ensure against this
>> > problem.
>> > Kyle
> Nitin Arora
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> "Hope always, expect never."
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