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Old 10-26-2010, 07:46 AM   #1
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Create recipe for magazine

Dear experts,

I have kind request – if someone could create recipe for web magazine. Even though I’m not computer expert, I tried to create recipe for this magazine – without success. But I could create recipe from RSS link – however, this magazine can be done better. Unfortunately I don’t have skills to do so. So any help is much appreciated!

I saw the Time Magazine recipe – actually the results of this recipe on Kindle. It’s fantastic – with sections that contain articles! If this could be done for my favorite magazine, that would be awesome!

I’ll try to help as much as I can – I just don’t know how to program this recipe.

The magazine is issued weekly. After new issue is published, the whole content of previous issue (previous week) is available online under this general link:

The actual previous issues are then available in archive under issue specific link:
(Where YYYY=year [2010]; ##=issue number [41]).

Even the covers are generated under same formula:

So the link to last week’s issue is And this link is static (archive issue); the general link dynamically links to last free available issue. The link for cover is:

All articles from this issue are available then by URL, which is built from issue specific link and abbreviation from article’s title. For example: article from one issue has link:

So, in general – the whole magazine is available under* (* = abbreviated title of articles).

As I understand this (maybe I got this all wrong ), for the recipe is important to:
  • find the exact information about last issue (year and issue number) from this link: ; which is needed to create link to articles of last available issue
  • get the cover for the issue
  • get the content (sections, articles)

Can somebody please help me with that?
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