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Old 11-14-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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I am attempting to set up a custom news feed that grabs stories from certain Sports Illustrated baseball columnists. Specifically, I am working with:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...gs/index.html#

However, I cannot get it to pick up the entire story so I used the print version of the story at:

http://si.printthis.clickability.com...partnerID=2356

I followed the instructions at the calibre website to use print versions, but cannot get this to work.

Any idea what I am doing wrong? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-15-2009, 01:11 AM   #2
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:40 PM   #3
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Here is what I am working with. Thanks.

class AdvancedUserRecipe1258255428(BasicNewsRecipe):
title = u'SI Baseball'
oldest_article = 8
max_articles_per_feed = 100

feeds = [(u'Jon Heyman', u'http://rss.cnn.com/rss/si_jon_heyman.rss')]

def print_version(self, url):
return url.replace('http://si.printthis.clickability.com/pt/')
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:17 PM   #4
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Anyone able to help?
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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What's wrong is that this people really don't like you to read their content offline. I tried to cook something up but it is not so easy. I'll give it another shot tomorrow.
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Old 11-19-2009, 08:42 AM   #6
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What's wrong is that this people really don't like you to read their content offline. I tried to cook something up but it is not so easy. I'll give it another shot tomorrow.
Thanks. What we really need (in addition to the columnists feeds I mentioned in my original post) is a way to collect all the articles from the current week's magazine. They are not in an RSS that I can find, but are posted here every Thursday morning:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...1356/index.htm

Unfortunately, I have no programming skills.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:40 AM   #7
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recipe

Here goes. Attached recipe works for this Jon Heyman feed. I think it will also work for other columnists, but I didn't know any url so I couldn't test.

I had a quick look at the url you gave for the complete magazine, and I think it is doable. I'll give it a try some time later next week


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Old 11-21-2009, 11:43 AM   #8
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Here goes. Attached recipe works for this Jon Heyman feed. I think it will also work for other columnists, but I didn't know any url so I couldn't test.

I had a quick look at the url you gave for the complete magazine, and I think it is doable. I'll give it a try some time later next week


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Thanks! I will try this out today. I really appreciate it.
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:26 PM   #9
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Here goes. Attached recipe works for this Jon Heyman feed. I think it will also work for other columnists, but I didn't know any url so I couldn't test.

I had a quick look at the url you gave for the complete magazine, and I think it is doable. I'll give it a try some time later next week


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Thanks. I tried it out and it works great. I am going to tinker around and see if I can add some of their other writer's feeds.
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Old 11-25-2009, 01:40 PM   #10
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:47 PM   #11
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Here goes. Attached recipe works for this Jon Heyman feed. I think it will also work for other columnists, but I didn't know any url so I couldn't test.

I had a quick look at the url you gave for the complete magazine, and I think it is doable. I'll give it a try some time later next week


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Any luck in getting the complete magazine?
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Yes, I think I've got something. I wanted to test this with the new issue as well, and it seems to work. There is only one thing: I could not find any logical sequence in the url's for the various issues so I just grab it from the frontpage.
But as of now there is a new issue, but the link on the frontpage is not updated yet. But I am on European Time. So try this out and keep an eye out for when they update their frontpage. If it is too late, let me know, there is an easy workaround for that as well :-)

I tested the columnist recipe with a couple of random selected writers and it worked for all of them. I cleaned it up a little and included it again: the new recipe will overwrite the old one in calibre.
sportsillustrated.zip

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Yes, I think I've got something. I wanted to test this with the new issue as well, and it seems to work. There is only one thing: I could not find any logical sequence in the url's for the various issues so I just grab it from the frontpage.
But as of now there is a new issue, but the link on the frontpage is not updated yet. But I am on European Time. So try this out and keep an eye out for when they update their frontpage. If it is too late, let me know, there is an easy workaround for that as well :-)
This is great! Thanks for your help. As of 10:44 am US Eastern, the frontpage link to the magazine has not changed. What is the workaround? It may not be updated yet because of Thanksgiving.

I really appreciate you helping on this.
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Right, I forgot about Thanksgiving. But here's the workaround anyway. I don't like it too much as it depends on the location of a certain image, but it works.

sportsillustrated.zip

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Old 11-27-2009, 07:46 PM   #15
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Just to be clear, this may not be the "complete magazine."

On another thread started by the same person, I sent them to the RSS feed page of Sports Illustrated, via this post.

I don't get the print magazine, so I can't tell which RSS sources best match the print edition. But I'm not finding much overlap in viewing the two different recipes.

Calibre Page count:
162 using the recipe in this thread.
784 using the recipe in the above linked thread.
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