I'm VERY new at Ruby on Rails. I'm at my first attempt at an application for myself that will do something useful, thanks in advance for any advice! I've already written a functioning Ruby script that goes through an RSS feed to extract and print information I want (headlines and URL for items published on a certain date). Now I'm trying to turn it into a Ruby on Rails project (to share with colleagues on an internal server, and hopefully build on it). I used Ruby's built-in rss library to parse the feed, with code like this: >>>>>>>>>>>> # some of this code adapted from The Ruby Way i = 0 open(url) do |h| resp = h.read result = RSS::Parser.parse(resp,false) result.items.each do |item| # I've made a hash with two keys -- the key and the item number myhash[["title",i]] = item.title # pulls the headline myhash[["pubDate",i]] = item.pubDate # pulls the publish date myhash[["link",i]] = item.link # pulls the url regex = /articleId=(\d+)/ # uses a regular expression to get the article ID contentid = regex.match(item.link) myhash[["id",i]] = contentid posted = item.pubDate.to_s regexp = /[A-Z][a-z][a-z],\s(\d+\s[A-Z][a-z]+\s20\d\d)/ match = regexp.match(posted) if theday == match # checking to see if the publish date matches the date I want from elsewhere in the script print myhash[["id",i]] print " " puts myhash[["title",i]] posted_array.push(myhash[["id",i]]) end i = i+1 end end <<<<<<<<<<< This all works fine when I run it as a Ruby script from my command line. But within a Rails project, I get an error message undefined method `published' for #<RSS::Rss::Channel::Item:0x478c43c> If I comment out the line with the item.published, then I get undefined method `url' for #<RSS::Rss::Channel::Item:0x453bac0> and so on. Clearly I'm not using the built-in rss library correctly within Rails. Suggestions to point this beginner on how to do it correctly would be greatly appreciated!!!
on 2007-05-31 23:22
on 2007-06-01 00:32
Oops never mind, I've found my own answer, I needed to use the proper tags from the RSS feed -- pubDate instead of published, etc. D'oh. No idea why that was working correctly in the Ruby version!