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028 RSS problem.

Postby killervette » Fri Nov 13, 2009 2:38 pm

I am using theme 028. The rss titles show up on the main page. When i click on, it opens a new view and Google Feedburner shows up? How am i suppose to view the rss?

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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby Oronomus » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:19 pm

Same problem.

Just installed 0028. The RSS page (0028_news.mls) lists all my feeds and 8 short, one-line "current items" under each feed. When I click on a current item, I should get more detail in an MLWebLobby window. A click on a current item links to "0028_rss_viewer" and sends the following comand:

Macro|MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link!SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link}}

However, no matter which current item I click, the 0028_rss_viewer page only pulls up the Google FeedBurner page.

Is the above command OK? Do I need to install a reader/aggregator? If so, what works best? And how do I integrate it? Sorry, don't know much about RSS feeds..

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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby CinemarDave » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:20 pm

Is the MLScript being called installed on your PC?

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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby Oronomus » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:18 pm

Not in MLScript. Where do I find it? Can I cut and past from somewhere into MLscript?

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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby ronsatter » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:49 am

Here's the script:

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Option Explicit

Sub Tilde (params)
    dim ServerVar
    dim ServerValue
    ServerVar = Params(0)
    ServerValue  = MLServer.GetVariable (cStr(ServerVar))
    ServerValue = Replace(ServerValue, "~", "%7E",1,-1,1)
    MLServer.SetVariableFast ServerVar, ServerValue
End Sub



Add a new script in the MLScript plugin and copy the code into it, call it "Replace"

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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby Oronomus » Thu Jan 14, 2010 11:40 am

Thank you Ron, I added this script and it seems to run fine.

I am having a continuing problem with RSS_viewer. When I click on an item in 0028_News, it

1. Opens RSS_viewer which includes an overlay of WebLobbyWindow, and
2. Issues: Macro|MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_005_item_001_link!SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_005_item_001_link}}

WebLobbyWindow is supposed to display {{rss_activelink}}. However, this display is very inconsistent. I usually get one of the following with no apparent pattern: (i) accurate display ofweb page for the item, (II) a new IE8 popup window with accurate display of the wepage for the item, (iii) a blank white page, or (iv) the most previous page displayed, which could be from a different feed.

Several Logs:

DISPLAYED CORRECTLY

1/14/2010 11:26:33 AM MLCMD Kitchen PC MLCommand [unloadLayer|4]
1/14/2010 11:26:33 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_internet.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls
1/14/2010 11:26:36 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_news.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls
1/14/2010 11:26:40 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC MLCmd|{{clientname}}~unloadLayer|4
1/14/2010 11:26:40 AM Subst In Kitchen PC {{clientname}}~unloadLayer|4
1/14/2010 11:26:40 AM Subst Out Kitchen PC Kitchen PC~unloadLayer|4
1/14/2010 11:26:40 AM MLCMD Kitchen PC MLCommand [unloadLayer|4]
1/14/2010 11:26:42 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC Macro|MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_003_item_001_link!SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_003_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:26:42 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_003_item_001_link
1/14/2010 11:26:42 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_003_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:26:42 AM Subst In Kitchen PC rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_003_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:26:42 AM Subst Out Kitchen PC rss_activelink~http://feedproxy.google.com/%7Er/DrudgeReportFeed/%7E3/mqavP4i8tA4/Haiti-earthquake-Horrifying-images-destruction-death-toll-threatens-hit-100-000.html
1/14/2010 11:26:42 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_rss_viewer.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls


WHITE SCREEN:

1/14/2010 11:28:17 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_news.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls
1/14/2010 11:28:20 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC Macro|MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_004_item_001_link!SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_004_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:28:20 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_004_item_001_link
1/14/2010 11:28:20 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_004_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:28:20 AM Subst In Kitchen PC rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_004_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:28:20 AM Subst Out Kitchen PC rss_activelink~http://sports.espn.go.com/los-angeles/ncf/news/story?id=4823694&campaign=rss&source=ESPNHeadlines
1/14/2010 11:28:21 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_rss_viewer.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls

1/14/2010 11:19:52 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC Macro|MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_005_item_001_link!SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_005_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:19:52 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_005_item_001_link
1/14/2010 11:19:52 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_005_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:19:52 AM Subst In Kitchen PC rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_005_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:19:52 AM Subst Out Kitchen PC rss_activelink~http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704362004575001082565645338.html?mod=rss_opinion_main
1/14/2010 11:19:52 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_rss_viewer.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls


OPENED NEW INSTANCE OF IE8:


1/14/2010 11:36:00 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=Oby Created Files\0028_rss_2.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls
1/14/2010 11:36:02 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_news.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls
1/14/2010 11:36:04 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC Macro|MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link!SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:36:04 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link
1/14/2010 11:36:04 AM Processing (2) Kitchen PC SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:36:04 AM Subst In Kitchen PC rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link}}
1/14/2010 11:36:04 AM Subst Out Kitchen PC rss_activelink~http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,583000,00.html
1/14/2010 11:36:04 AM Processing (1) Kitchen PC SetScene|currentscene=0028_rss_viewer.mls~currentoverlay=Music\Music_layer_navigation_main.mls~currentoverlay2=0028_navigator.mls


ANY IDEAS ON HOW TO GET THIS STABLE???

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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby ronsatter » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:00 pm

I don't have the 028 series so I can't test the RSS viewer scene. I do know that MLWebLobby has trouble with certain characters in the url addresses in addition to the tilde'. Try entering the offending RSS feed url directly in a browser other than MLWebLobby to see if you can navigate to the website.

I believe the "?" character hangs MLWebLobby for one. Search the forum for posts. I would think you can create other MLScripts to substitute for the offending characters similar to the tilde script.

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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby simonmason » Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:25 am

Did you resolve this issue?

I have exactly the same issue - see thread - viewtopic.php?f=44&t=15517&start=0

It appears it is working for some people and I am wondering if the version of Internet Explorer installed on the MainLobby client is the cause of the problem? Thanks for any help.
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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby DaveB » Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:21 am

SO this does not work??

Macro|MLScript|Replace~Tilde~mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link!SetVariable|rss_activelink~{{mlrss_feed_001_item_001_link}}

I have and use 0028 every day with Rons' scripts. All works great. On occasion, the links out to the web page for the actual news item fail. That is mostly due to a Yahoo issue as far as I can tell.
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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby simonmason » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:18 pm

Thanks for the reply. It looks like the Yahoo feeds work so it is something with the format of the CNN feed.
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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby DaveB » Sun Apr 11, 2010 7:48 am

Yep; That has always been a problem. That is why I have limited my feeds to only Yahoo. I also utilize the ability to show photos with the RSS feeds, which only works with Yahoo. The ability to show photos places this RSS feed driver well above others in the industry, as it is the only one to offer that feature.
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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby simonmason » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:27 am

I wish I had figured this out before I spent the time. I see the posts on the Yahoo images and I have started work on incorporating this now! Thanks
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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby DaveB » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:41 pm

Post questions when you have them. Once it is set up, it works great.
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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby DaveB » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:42 pm

Wow - 1900 posts! I wonder how many hours that equates to?? Probable more than I want to know! :shock:
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Re: 028 RSS problem.

Postby simonmason » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:40 pm

I'm shocked that I have posted 250 already - let alone 1901. I started playing with it and realized that a bunch of my MLRSS variables were not updating. A quick check of the plugin showed it was expired. So it is downloading the RSS fields and populating all of the variables with the stories, just not the system variables. So I am waiting for my license code before I can continue playing with it.
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