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XML File idea
I doubt this information is available, however...
I have a little homemade system that downloads radio schedules and parses
them for programs I might be interested in. It then creates a schedule to
automatically record such programs. However, it can't tell whether the
program is a repeat of one I've already recorded. It occurs to me that the
best way to tell would be if the XML had a unique Program Id field (eg
'first broadcast on'). the I could avoid recording Saturday's News Quiz if I
had already recorded Fridays.
I thought searching on the description might do but it often says 'repeated
at ...' or 'repeat of ...' so two broadcasts of the same show have different
descriptions. Also, the News Quiz often has descriptions like "topical quiz
show" to describe different episodes.
Are unique IDs available for broadcasts?