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Re: [TV] basic qusetion - ireland, listings, howto?

In list.comp.tv, Eoin wrote:
> * XML and XMLTV - XML is a standard language, and XMLTV is a predefined 
> format, written in XML?
> * tv_grab_uk_rt - is there an equivalent script written to fetch from 
> bleb.org? 

Paul's given a good summary of all this. As he says, there are two
things: an XMLTV format (which, personally I'm not a fan of - I think
it's over-engineered and certainly not conducive to the rapid display of
a listings-magazine style web site - hence not using it for the back
end); and a project called "XMLTV" which defined the format and also
provides a set of "grabbers" to obtain files in xmltv format from
scraping remote sites.

http://bleb.org/tv/data/listings provides a download for the listings in
XMLTV format, so a tv_grab_uk_bleb really only needs to drive that and
unzip the data obtained.

> * Ireland - I notice there's no mention of good old RTE and other such 
> channels on bleb.org ... any plans to include them? Is it "not as simple 
> as that"? Know of any relevant links?

I've no plans to add as much support for Ireland, but if there was
demand for things like RTE etc. they could probably be added - how many
channels would you be looking at adding? Most of the time I spent in
Ireland, I wasn't watching telly[1]...



[1] http://www.bleb.org/writings/diary/&month=10/2002#30

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