Google sitemap.xml support + ActionView helpers in behaviors

Hi folks,

I added a tiny extra chunk of code in my SiteController to generate a
sitemap.xml file (
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/topic.py?topic=8467 )
from the list of all published pages.

If there’s any wider interest for such a feature, I could package it
as a Behavior.

Is there any way (or plan) to inject default ActionView helper method
(such as link_to, …) to Radiant behaviors? I doubt a simple mix-in
would do the trick but I admit I haven’t looked at it yet. Wouldn’t
that be terrific if behaviors had access to all Rails bells and
whistles? Especially when some custom Radius tags generate more
complex output…

Cheers,

Xavier

http://defrang.com

Xavier wrote:

Hi folks,

I added a tiny extra chunk of code in my SiteController to generate a
sitemap.xml file (
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/topic.py?topic=8467 )
from the list of all published pages.

If there’s any wider interest for such a feature, I could package it
as a Behavior.

Definitely. I just did something similar, already set up as a behavior,
but it’s hardcoded to my site at the moment, while I tried to figure out
how to get at the full URL…

class SiteMapBehavior < Behavior::Base

 register "Sitemap"

 description %{
   Creates a Google sitemap.
 }

 define_tags do
   tag "sitemap" do |tag|
     root = Page.find_by_parent_id(nil)
     sitemap_header
     sitemap_for(root)
     sitemap_footer
   end
 end

private

 def sitemap_for(page)
   sitemap_url(page.url, page.published_at)

   page.children.each do |child|
     if child.published? and not child.virtual?
       sitemap_for(child)
     end
   end
 end

 def sitemap_header
   @sitemap = '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>' + "\n" +
     '<urlset xmlns="http://www.google.com/schemas/sitemap/0.84">' +

“\n”

   @sitemap << DummyController.new(self).url_for("/testing")
 end

 def sitemap_footer
       @sitemap << "</urlset>"
 end

 def sitemap_url(url, published_at)
   @sitemap << "<url>\n"

   full_url = "http://www.wellesleycarriagehouse.com#{url}"
   @sitemap << " <loc>#{full_url}</loc>\n"

   if published_at
     pub_date = published_at.strftime("%Y-%m-%d")
     @sitemap << " <lastmod>#{pub_date}</lastmod>\n"
   end

   @sitemap << "</url>\n"
 end

end

Definitely. I just did something similar, already set up as a behavior,
but it’s hardcoded to my site at the moment, while I tried to figure out
how to get at the full URL…

That’s cool.

ActionView helpers provides all the tool you need to build your URL in
the cleanest fashion, that’s exactly why I asked about the
availability of helpers to Behaviors in the same message. :slight_smile:
And that’s also why I did not implemented it as a Behavior in the first
place…

Cheers,

Xavier

On 7/11/06, Jay L. [email protected] wrote:

Xavier wrote:

If there’s any wider interest for such a feature, I could package it
as a Behavior.

I was looking for adding support for google sitemap to a site and I
found
this thread. Once I’ll have implemented it, I’d like to add a recipe
(How
to) for a google sitemap behavior/code to the wiki. Is the code found in
this thread OK? Did someone develop anything better or updated it
recently?
Thank you.

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